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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 16.99
For almost half a century, Donald Everett Axinn has been writing poetry in which, as Jay Parini notes in his introduction, "the stamp of individuality, the personal voice of the poet, lives on every page." A seasoned pilot, as well as a poet and novelist, Axinn revels as much in viewing the world from above as he lovingly, though often wryly, surveys... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99
A Rabelaisian satire loosely based on Voltaire's Candide , Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg's Candy became one of the most famous novels of the tumultuous 1960's. Detailing its humble beginnings in Paris through its agonizing three-year writing gestation (often on paper napkins, lost or destroyed) and the authors' wily business dealings first... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
A poet and novelist, Donald Everett Axinn is also a major real estate developer in the New York area who personally experienced the dizzying heights and gaping depths of business in the 1980s and survived to tell the tale. more...