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  • Intricate Thicketby Mark Scroggins

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    In Intricate Thicket: Some Late Modernist Poetries , Mark Scroggins writes with wit and dash about a fascinating range of key twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets and writers. In nineteen lively and accessible essays, he persuasively argues that the innovations of modernist verse were not replaced by postmodernism, but rather those innovations... more...

  • Physics Envyby Peter Middleton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    At the close of the Second World War, modernist poets found themselves in an increasingly scientific world, where natural and social sciences claimed exclusive rights to knowledge of both matter and mind. Following the overthrow of the Newtonian worldview and the recent, shocking displays of the power of the atom, physics led the way, with other disciplines... more...

  • The Falling Down Danceby Chris Martin

    Coffee House Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    A couple learns first how to be together, then how to anticipate a child, then how to raise him. more...

  • The Astonishment Tapesby Robin Blaser; Miriam Nichols

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Robin Blaser moved from his native Idaho to attend the University of California, Berkeley, in 1944. While there, he developed as a poet, explored his homosexuality, engaged in a lively arts community, and met fellow travelers and poets Robert Duncan and Jack Spicer. The three men became the founding members of the Berkeley core of what is now known... more...

  • Mary Edwards Bryanby Canter Brown Jr.; Larry Eugene Rivers

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95

    The publication of Manch in 1880 marked the beginning of Mary Edwards Bryan's rise to prominence as one of nineteenth-century America's best-known writers of mass-market fiction. At a time when women were discouraged from having jobs of their own, she made a name for herself as a thoughtful--and well-paid--editor. Despite her cultivated image as... more...

  • Victorian Domesticityby Charles Strickland

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The subject of Victorian Domesticity is family life in America. The life and works of Louisa May Alcott served as the vehicle for exploring and analyzing this subject. Although Alcott was deeply influenced by popular currents of sentimentality, her own experience exposed her to the confusions and contradictions generated when sentiment confronted... more...

  • Last Scene Undergroundby Roxanne Varzi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Leili could not have imagined that arriving late to Islamic morals class would change the course of her life. But her arrival catches the eye of a young man, and a chance meeting soon draws Leili into a new circle of friends and artists. Gathering in the cafes of Tehran, these young college students come together to create an underground play that... more...

  • The Unwritten Warby Daniel Aaron

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    In The Unwritten War , Daniel Aaron examines the literary output of American writers?major and minor?who treated the Civil War in their works. He seeks to understand why this devastating and defining military conflict has failed to produce more literature of a notably high and lasting order, why there is still no "masterpiece" of Civil War fiction.... more...

  • Calle Floristaby Connie Voisine

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    This World and That One Sometimes you defy it, I am not that , watching a stranger cry like a dog when she thinks she?s alone at the kitchen window, hands forgotten under the running tap. The curtains blow out, flap the other side of the sill. In you one hole fills another, stacked like cups. You remember your hands. Connie Voisine?s third book... more...

  • Beautiful Wallby Ray Gonzalez

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    Set in the desert Southwest, Beautiful Wall straddles current realities of immigration and border violence, and a beautiful, familial past. more...