These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
July 25, 2014
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
xiv, 640 pages ; 26 cm.
"General editor: Patrick Parrinder; Consulting editor (US volumes): Jonathan Arac"--Title page verso.
Introduction: The American Novel to 1870 -- Part 1: The Beginnings of the Novel in the United States -- Part 2: The Novel and American Nation-building -- Part 3: The American Publishing World and the Novel -- Part 4: Leading Novelists of Antebellum America -- Part 5: Major Novels -- Part 6: Cultural Influences on the American Novel, 1820-1870 -- Part 7: Fictional Sub-genres.
July 25, 2014
Champaign : Dalkey Archive Press, .
108 pages ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in French as Ecrivains by Seuil, Paris, 2010."
July 24, 2014
Clark, Jennifer, 1958-
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 
232 pages ; 24 cm.
"The Britainism of our great men!": anglophilia, political writing and the political context of American writing -- The history of John Bull: allegorical writing, 1774-1835 -- The war of 1812: the idea of England and American nationalism -- The paper war: Anglo-American recrimination and retaliation -- Far hills look green: travel writing -- "fair, But different": England and the English in the American literary imagination.
July 24, 2014
Andrews, Chris, 1962-
New York : Columbia University Press, .
xx, 279 pages ; 24 cm.
The anomalous case of Roberto Bolaño -- Bolaño's fiction-making system -- Something is going to happen: narrative tension -- Aimlessness -- Duels and brawls: Borges and Bolaño -- Evil agencies -- A sense of what matters.
July 24, 2014
Surrey, England, Severn House Publishers LTD, 2014.
250 pages ; 22 cm.
Originally published in Irish as "Buille Marfach" by Cló Iar-Chonnacht in 2010 unter the name Anne Heussaff" -- title page verso.
Maureen lies unconscious on a lonely track. Her husband blames a fellow holidaymaker at Nessa McDermott's country house on Ireland's enchanting Beara peninsula. Two days later, a man's body is found, strangled and dumped. Amid a frenzy of police, media and family pressures, former journalist Nessa has to find her own answers. Meanwhile, ambitious young policeman Redmond Joyce is also hell-bent on identifying the murderer, and conflict between them grows as they close in on the horrifying truth.
July 21, 2014
Sutton : Severn House, .
x, 243 p. ; 23 cm.
Hey Jude / Frances Brody -- Deadline / N.J. Cooper -- The death of spiders / Bernie Crosthwaite -- Moments musicaux / Judith Cutler -- A liberating affair / Carol Anne Davis -- A glimpse of hell / Martin Edwards -- The confessions of Edward Prime / Kate Ellis -- Tell it to the bees / Jane Finnis -- Pacified / Christopher Fowler -- The Franklin's second tale / Paul Freeman -- Second chance / John Harvey -- All yesterday's parties / Paul Johnston -- Party of two / Ragnar Jónasson -- Reader, I buried them / Peter Lovesey -- The last guilty party / Phil Lovesey -- What's the time, Mr. Wolf? / Christine Poulson -- The wide open sky / Kate Rhodes -- Skeleton crew / Chris Simms -- Flatmate wanted: smokers welcome / C.L. Taylor -- Dierector's cut / Aline Templeton -- Like father, like son / Ricki Thomas -- Giving something back / L.C. Tyler -- The art of old age / Yvonne Eve Walus -- The man in the next bed / Laura Wilson.
July 21, 2014
Framingham, Massachusetts : Crossed Genres Publications, 2014.
363 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ogres of East Africa / Sofia Samatar -- The oud / Thoraiya Dyer -- Free Jim's mine / Tananarive Due -- Ffydd (Faith) / S. Lynn -- Across the seam / Sunny Moraine -- Numbers / Rion Amilcar Scott -- Each part without mercy / Meg Jayanth -- The witch of Tarup / Claire Humphrey -- Marigolds / L.S. Johnson -- Diyu / Robert William Iveniuk -- Collected likenesses / Jamey Hatley -- Angela and the scar / Michael Janairo -- The colts / Benjamin Parzybok -- Nine / Kima Jones -- The heart and the feather / Christina Lynch -- A score of roses / Troy L. Wiggins -- Neither witch nor fairy / Nghi Vo -- A deeper echo / David Jón Fuller -- (Knotting grass, holding ring) / Ken Liu -- Jooni / Kemba Banton -- There will be one vacant chair / Sarah Pinsker -- It's war / Nnedi Okorafor -- Find me unafraid / Shanaé Brown -- A wedding in hungry days / Nicolette Barischoff -- Medu / Lisa Bolekaja -- Lone women / Victor LaValle -- The dance of the white demons / Sabrina Vourvoulias.
"Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status--enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others--are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world. There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist--an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange--on real past events" -- summary from longhidden.com.
July 18, 2014
Kinsella, Tim, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor Publishing. 2014.
260 pages ; 18 cm
A novel that attempts to capture the true character of the late actress, Laurie Bird.
July 15, 2014
Utano, Shōgo, 1961- author.
Sŏul-si : Pŭllu Ellip'ŏnt'ŭ, 2014.
286 p. ; 21 cm
July 15, 2014
Alessandra, Pilar, 1966-
Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c2010.
xiii, 264 p. ; 23 cm.
The story -- The structure -- The outline -- The characters -- The first draft -- The dialogue -- The rewrite -- The craft -- The final edit -- The presentation -- The opportunity.
"'The Coffee Break Screenwriter' keeps it focused and simple. Writers -- from novice to professional -- benefit at every stage of the writing process with a relaxed, "ten minutes at a time" method" --Cover, p. 4.
July 15, 2014
Hawkins, Ruth A., 1947-
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, c2012.
xiii, 333 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
The Pfeiffers -- Pauline -- Ernest -- Three's a crowd (1925-1926) -- The one hundred days (1926) -- Wedding plans (1927) -- The newlyweds (1927-1928) -- Homeward bound (1928) -- Family matters (1928-1929) -- Return to Paris (1929) -- A place to call home (1930-1931) -- Chaos abounds (1931-1932) -- In good times and bad (1933) -- On safari (1933-1934) -- More new places (1935) -- More new faces (1936) -- Trouble ahead (1937) -- The marriage unravels (1938) -- The end of something (1939) -- Acrimony and alimony (1940-1941) -- War on the home front (1942-1945) -- New beginnings (1946-1948) -- Last rites (1949-1951).
'Unbelievable Happiness and Final Sorrow' paints a full picture of Pauline Pfeiffer and the role she played in Ernest Hemingway's becoming one of our greatest literary figures.
July 10, 2014
New, Elisa, author.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2014.
ix, 322 pages ; 24 cm.
The final chapter, A Fable for Critics: Autobiographical Epilogue, is about the author.
"Wiley Blackwell manifestos"--Cover.
"Timely and beautifully written, New England Beyond Criticism provides a passionate defense of the importance of the literature of New England to the American literary canon, and its impact on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. An exploration and defense of the prominence of New England's literary tradition within the canon of American literature. Traces the impact of the literature of New England on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America. Includes in-depth studies of work from authors and poets such as William Bradford, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry David Thoreau, Susan Howe, and Marilynne Robinson. Examines the place and impression of New England literature in the nation's intellectual history and the lives of its readers"-- Provided by publisher.
July 9, 2014
Ipswich, Massachusetts : Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services, Inc. ; Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, .
xiii, 278 pages ; 24 cm.
On Mario Vargas Llosa / Juan E. De Castro -- Biography of Mario Vargas Llosa / Juan E. De Castro -- Authoritarianism, rebellion, and the father figure in the fictions of Vargas Llosa / Carlos Granés -- Reading Vargas Llosa: the ups, downs, and ups of a literary career / Juan E. De Castro -- Natural and built environments: toward an ecocritical reading of the novels of Mario Vargas Llosa / Raymond Leslie Williams -- Disentangling the knots: Vargas Llosa and José María Arguedas in La utopía arcaica / Sara Castro-Klarén -- Charisma and the structures of power: Vargas Llosa's early short stories / Nicholas Birns -- The time of the hero: the moral itinerary / Alonso Cueto -- From Conversation to Feast: Vargas Llosa's bookend novels of dictatorship / Gene H. Bell-Villada -- From parable to pedagogy: Mario Vargas Llosa's war on fanaticism / Jeff Browitt -- The real life of Alejandro Mayta and The storyteller: success at last for Mario Vargas Llosa's professional narrators / Jean O'Bryan-Knight -- Pessimism and detection in Vargas Llosa's Who killed Palomino Molero? / Miguel Rivera-Taupier -- Reflections on the absurd: a comparative read of Death in the Andes and The time of the hero / Haiqing Sun -- Colonialism as a smoke screen: anti-nationalism discourse in Vargas Lloysa's The dream of the Celt / Ignacio López-Calvo -- Dissonant worlds: Mario Vargas Llosa and the aesthetics of the total novel / Mark D. Anderson -- Mario Vargas Llosa and his discontents / Will H. Corral.
Provides an introduction to Mario Vargas Llosa and the critical discussions surrounding his work.
July 8, 2014
Washington, Mary Helen, author.
xviii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Lloyd L. Brown: black fire in the cold war -- Charles White: "Robeson with a brush and pencil" -- Alice Childress: black, red, and feminist -- When Gwendolyn Brooks wore red -- Frank London Brown: the end of the Black Cultural Front and the turn toward civil rights -- 1959: Spycraft and the black literary left -- Epilogue: The example of Julian Mayfield.
Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of modern African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the blacklist and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists from the Black Popular Front. Washington's work incorporates these black intellectuals back into our understanding of mid-twentieth-century African American literature and art and expands our understanding of the creative ferment energizing all of America during this period.
July 7, 2014
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the extraordinary access they gave her to share the story of their lives. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known by her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a friendship that has continued ever since. In 2004, with the Lees' encouragement, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, talking and sharing stories over meals and daily drives in the countryside. Along with members of the Lees' tight inner circle, the sisters and Mills would go fishing, feed the ducks, go to the Laundromat, watch the Crimson Tide, drink coffee at McDonald's, and explore all over lower Alabama. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the quirky Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story-and the South-right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel"-- Provided by publisher.
July 7, 2014
Heat Moon, William Least.
164 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Hacking out -- The journey contemplated -- Onto the blue roads -- Following a Blackfeet pencil -- The pretzel versus the book -- A guy in a metal suicide-box -- A piece of the spectrum -- A burglar and a surgeon -- The secret society begins to emerge -- The wheel and the plaque -- An appendix of sorts.
The story behind the writing of the best-selling Blue Highways is as fascinating as the epic trip itself. More than thirty years after his 14,000-mile, 38-state journey, William Least Heat-Moon reflects on the four years he spent capturing the lessons of the road trip on paper--the stops and starts in his composition process, the numerous drafts and painstaking revisions, the depressing string of rejections by publishers, the strains on his personal relationships, and many other aspects of the toil that went into writing his first book. Along the way, he traces the hard lessons learned and offers guidance to aspiring and experienced writers alike.
Chicken soup for the soul : living with Alzheimer's & other dementias : 101 stories of caregiving, coping, and compassion
June 26, 2014
xv, 349 pages ; 22 cm
A joint project with the Alzheimer's Association.
June 20, 2014
Edelstein, Sari, 1980-
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2014.
xi, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Seditious newspapers and seduction novels -- Rereading the fallen woman and the penny press -- Category crisis in antebellum story-papers -- War journalism and eyewitness literature -- Colorful writing in the era of yellow journalism -- Afterword.
June 20, 2014
Sindelar, Nancy W., 1944- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 
xxiv, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Early influences: people, places and lifelong pursuits -- Demonstrating awareness of the world beyond Oak Park -- "Afraid of nothing" -- Escape to war -- Settling down -- Departure to sun valley -- Places of the soul.
Nancy W. Sindelar introduces the reader to the individuals who played significant roles in Hemingway's development as both a man and as an artist--as well as the environments that had a profound impact on the author's life. In words and photos, readers will see images of Hemingway the child, the teenager, and the aspiring author--as well as the troubled legend dealing with paranoia and fear. The book begins with Hemingway's birth and early influences in Oak Park, Illinois, followed by his first job as a reporter in Kansas City. Sindelar then recounts Hemingway's experiences and adventures in Italy, France, Spain, Key West, Florida, and Cuba, all of which found their way into his writing. The book concludes with an analysis of the events that preceded the author's suicide in Idaho and reflects on the influences critics had on his life and work.
June 20, 2014
Hay, Lucy, author.
223 pages ; 20 cm.
First published in 2013 by Kamera Books, an imprint of Oldcastle Books.
June 19, 2014
Gould, Philip, 1960-
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
217 p. : facsim. ; 25 cm.
"Oxford studies in American literary history"--Cover.
The stamp act crisis and the sublime style of politics -- Wit and ridicule in revolutionary New York -- Satirizing the congress : ancient balladry and literary taste -- Loyalists and the author of Common sense -- New English rebellion.
"Writing the Rebellion presents a cultural history of loyalist writing in early America. There has been a spate of related works recently, but Philip Gould's narrative offers a completely different view of the loyalist/patriot contentions than appears in any of these accounts. By focusing on the literary projections of the loyalist cause, Gould dissolves the old legend that loyalists were more British than American, and patriots the embodiment of a new sensibility drawn from their American situation and upbringing. He shows that both sides claimed to be heritors of British civil discourse, Old World learning, and the genius of English culture. The first half of Writing the Rebellion deals with the ways 'political disputation spilled into arguments about style, form, and aesthetics, as though these subjects could secure (or ruin) the very status of political authorship.' Chapters in this section illustrate how loyalists attack patriot rhetoric by invoking British satires of an inflated Whig style by Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. Another chapter turns to Loyalist critiques of Congressional language and especially the Continental Association, which was responsible for radical and increasingly violent measures against the Loyalists. The second half of Gould's book looks at satiric adaptations of the ancient ballad tradition to see what happens when patriots and loyalists interpret and adapt the same text (or texts) for distinctive yet related purposes. The last two chapters look at the Loyalist response to Thomas Paine's Common Sense and the ways the concept of the author became defined in early America. Throughout the manuscript, Gould acknowledges the purchase English literary culture continued to have in revolutionary America, even among revolutionaries."--Publisher's website.
June 19, 2014
Weyler, Karen A. author.
xiii, 311 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Mourning New England: Phillis Wheatley and The broadside elegy -- An "Englishman under English colours": Briton Hammon, John Marrant, and the fungibility of Christian faith -- "Common, plain, every day talk" from "an uncommon quarter": Samson Occom and the language of the execution sermon -- Becoming "the American heroine": Deborah Sampson, collaboration, and performance -- "To proceed with spirit": Clementina Rind and the Virginia Gazette -- When barbers wrote books: mechanic societies and authorship.
"Standing outside elite or even middling circles, outsiders who were marginalized by limitations on their freedom and their need to labor for a living had a unique grasp on the profoundly social nature of print and its power to influence public opinion. In Empowering Words, Karen A. Weyler explores how outsiders used ephemeral formats such as broadsides, pamphlets, and newspapers to publish poetry, captivity narratives, formal addresses, and other genres with wide appeal in early America. To gain access to print, outsiders collaborated with amanuenses and editors, inserted their stories into popular genres and cheap media, tapped into existing social and religious networks, and sought sponsors and patrons. They wrote individually, collaboratively, and even corporately, but writing for them was almost always an act of connection. Disparate levels of literacy did not necessarily entail subordination on the part of the less-literate collaborator. Even the minimally literate and the illiterate understood the potential for print to be life changing, and outsiders shrewdly employed strategies to assert themselves within collaborative dynamics. Empowering Words covers an array of outsiders including artisans; the minimally literate; the poor, indentured, or enslaved; and racial minorities. By focusing not only on New England, the traditional stronghold of early American literacy, but also on southern towns such as Williamsburg and Charleston, Weyler limns a more expansive map of early American authorship."--Publisher's website.
June 19, 2014
Silyn Roberts, Siân, author.
239 pages ; 24 cm
The American transformation of the British individual -- Captivity, incorporation, and the politics of going native -- A mind for the Gothic: common sense and the problem of local culture -- Population and the limits of civil society in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet letter -- Slavery and Gothic form: writing race as the bio-novel.
June 19, 2014
New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
xvi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Short : an international anthology of five centuries of short-short stories, prose poems, brief essays, and other short prose forms
June 18, 2014
xxxiv, 318 p. ; 21 cm.
"A Karen & Michael Braziller Book."
Precursors : sixteenth to eighteenth centuries ; Girolamo Gardano ; Michel de Montaigne ; Baltasar Gracian ; Francois de la Rochefoucauld ; John Aubrey ; Jean de la Bruyere ; Louis-Sebastien Mercier ; Chamfort ; Joseph Joubert ; William Blake ; August Wilhelm Schlegel ; Novalis ; Friedrich Schlegel ; Giacomo Leopardi -- Modern shorts : nineteenth to twenty-first centuries ; Louis "Aloysius" Bertrand ; Edgar Allan Poe ; Charles Baudelaire ; Ambrose Bierce ; Stephane Mallarme ; Boleslaw Prus ; Kate Chopin ; Robert Louis Stevenson ; Arthur Rimbaud ; Oscar Wilde ; Peter Altenberg ; Felix Feneon ; Jules Renard ; Ruben Dario ; Marcel Schwob ; Paul Valery ; Macedonio Fernandez ; Karl Kraus ; Gertrude Stein ; Sherwood Anderson ; Max Jacob ; Filippo Tommaso Marinetti ; Lord Dunsany ; Edward Thomas ; Robert Walser ; Guillaume Apollinaire ; Robert Musil ; Juan Ramon Jimenez ; Virginia Woolf ; Franz Kafka ; Ernst Bloch ; T.S. Eliot ; Fernando Pessoa ; Ramon Gomez de la Serna ; Walter Benjamin ; Joseph Roth ; James Thurber ; Jean Toomer ; Paul Eluard ; Benjamin Peret ; Mikhail Zoshchenko ; Paul Colinet ; Jorge Luis Borges ; Henri Michaux ; Francis Ponge ; Nathalie Sarraute ; Andreas Embirikos ; Laura (Riding) Jackson ; Luis Cernuda ; Malcolm de Chazal ; Raymond Queneau ; Fillia ; Daniil Kharms ; Stanley Kunitz ; Samuel Beckett ; Rene Char ; Leonardo Sinisgalli ; Enrique Anderson Imbert ; E.M. Cioran ; Max Frisch ; Czeslaw Milosz ; Kenneth Patchen ; John Cage ; Aime Cesaire ; David Ignatow ; Octavio Paz ; Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; Paul Celan ; Clarice Lispector ; Augusto Monterroso ; Giorgio Manganelli ; Italo Calvino ; Zbigniew Herbert ; Bob Kaufman ; Kenneth Koch ; Robert Bly ; Christopher Middleton ; Frank O'Hara ; John Ashbery ; W.S. Merwin ; Charles Tomlinson ; James Wright ; Gael Turnbull ; Fielding Dawson ; Donald Barthelme ; Thomas Bernhard ; Tomas Transtromer ; Vern Rutsala ; Sonia Sanchez ; Mark Strand ; Jack Anderson ; Michael Benedikt ; Russell Edson ; Helga Novak ; Steven Schrader ; David Young ; Gianni Celati ; Moacyr Scliar ; Charles Simic ; Luisa Valenzuela ; Margaret Atwood ; Seamus Heaney ; Alex Kuo ; Robert Haas ; Lyn Hejinian ; John Edgar Wideman ; Antonio Lobo Antunes ; Ron Padgett ; Rikki Ducornet ; Phillip Lopate ; Stephen Mitchell ; Michael Ondaatje ; James Tate ; Lynne Tillman ; Paul Violi ; Scott Russell Sanders ; Diane Williams ; Rae Armantrout ; Lou Beach ; Lydia Davis ; Yusef Komunyakaa ; Gregory Orr ; David Lehman ; Christine Schutt ; Lynn Emanuel ; Jamaica Kincaid ; Barry yourgrau ; Anne Carson ; Carolyn Forche ; John Yau ; Meena Alexander ; Bernard Cooper ; Joy Harjo ; Amy Hempel ; Peter Johnson ; Ana Maria Shua ; Maxine Chernoff ; Ray Gonzalez ; Jean-Michel Maulpoix ; Naomi Shihab Nye ; Jayne Anne Phillips ; Peter Wortsman ; Harryette Mullen ; Aleida Rodriguez ; Thylias Moss ; Helen Klein Ross ; Marilyn Chin ; Kimiko Hahn ; Stacey Harwood ; Gary Lutz ; Michael Martone ; Susan Wheeler ; Dionisio D. Martinez ; Amy Newman ; Dawn Raffel ; Sharan Strange ; Denise Duhamel ; Campbell McGrath ; Andrej Blatnik ; Claudia Rankine ; Joe Wenderoth ; Etgar Keret ; Ben Marcus ; Kim White ; Kim Chinquee ; Dawn Lundy Martin ; Deb Olin Unferth ; Aimee Bender ; Dave Eggers ; J. Robert Lennon ; Catherine Wing ; Sonya Chung ; Liliana Blum ; Sarah Manguso ; Gabrielle Calvocoressi ; Ben Lerner ; Craig Morgan Teicher ; Ann Dewitt ; Traci Brimhall ; Amelia Gray.
An irresistible gathering of shorts by some of the world's most imaginative word artists. Short spans genres, languages, and centuries, to offer the tradition - and glorious present - of this popular form.
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