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  • This Is Not the Ivy Leagueby Mary Clearman Blew

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 17.95

    Mary Clearman Blew?s education began at home, on a remote cattle ranch in Montana. She graduated to a one-room rural school, then escaped, via scholarship, to the University of Montana, where, still in her teens, she met and married her first husband. This Is Not the Ivy League is her account of what it was to be that girl, and then that woman?pressured... more...

  • The Least Cricket of Eveningby Robert Vivian

    UNP - Bison Original 2011; US$ 14.95

    In the tradition of the meditative essay, the writing of Robert Vivian begins with a mundane moment and, through the delicate workings of curiosity, contemplation, and inspiration, reveals unsuspected meaning. In his second collection of essays Vivian finds his occasions in midwestern towns and European cities. He looks for?and sometimes stumbles... more...

  • The Dream of a Broken Fieldby Diane Glancy

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 30.00

    The dream of a broken field is to bear crops. The dream of a broken history is to create meaning, to find among the fragments a way to tell the story of a life. It is this dream that Diane Glancy pursues here, through essays on writing, faith, family, teaching, and retirement. Blending a poet?s vision and a storyteller?s voice, the result is at once... more...

  • Respecting The Standby Jenifer Paquette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Many academics dismiss Stephen King as a mere genre writer, an over-glorified bestseller who appeals to the masses, but lacks literary merit. This critical analysis of King's epic novel The Stand makes a case for the horror master as a literary writer. A careful consideration of The Stand's abstract themes, characters, setting, and text reveals... more...

  • Gedichte eines Lebendigenby Georg Herwegh

    De Gruyter 1896; US$ 123.50

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  • One-Legged Dancerby Pamela Uschuk

    Wings Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Focusing on the United States' Desert Southwest, this compilation of poetry celebrates its flora, fauna, customs, and people. An insightful collection, it includes an interesting trope that runs throughout the book, implying a comparison between native dance and traditional notions of poetic meter. more...

  • The Ascent of Manby Mathilde Blind

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Renowned German poet Mathilde Blind published several influential volumes of verse in the late nineteenth century. The epic poem The Ascent of Man is her most ambitious literary undertaking. In it, she provides a poetic account of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. A relic from the era when the arts and sciences were more deeply intertwined,... more...

  • Braided Creekby Jim Harrison; Ted Kooser

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    Two voices of the American landscape create a remarkable suite of lyrics. more...

  • Tumblehomeby James Raffan

    HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 15.99

    Tumblehome : a term to describe the way the side of a canoe arcs inward toward the center, toward home. James Raffan has always followed his own arc in life. Like his mentor and friend Bill Mason, Raffan has taken his love of the wilderness and integrated it into his life and his work, becoming not just a master canoeist and outdoorsman, but an... more...

  • Im Himmel gestrandetby Hélène Vuille

    FARO Verlag 2012; US$ 14.99

    Berührende Miniaturen voller Poesie, Verzweiflung, Schicksal und echter Liebe Mit ein paar Crèmeschnitten, die anstatt im Abfallcontainer eines Grossverteilers in einem Obdachlosenheim landen, gewinnt die Autorin das Vertrauen der Bewohner. Sie erzählen von ihrer tiefen Sehnsucht, von Karriere und Ruhm und von dem Moment, in dem sie aus der Normalität... more...