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  1. Heart Stays Country

    ... and realized after reading this book how little I know about my own land. I think it should be a required reading for college ...

    hasek - April 2018

  2. The Desert Year

    ... in field biology is not required to write evocatively about the natural world. What is required, instead, is a well-trained eye, a ... after a heavy rain. Krutch’s trenchant observations about life prospering in the hostile environment of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert ...

    jamccoy - March 2018

  3. Twain in His Own Time

    ... in these often wonderful stories, conclusions, and judgments about Mark Twain. These memories—most fond, some poignant, and a few ... a fascinating supplement for readers looking to learn more about Twain and his time.”—Michael J. Kiskis, Leonard Tydings Grant ...

    jamccoy - March 2018

  4. Ballad to an Iowa Farmer and Other Reflections

    ... prowess as a prize-winning reporter. But I knew little about his skillful touch with poetry. In a few words he paints meaningful ... and poet—and wore both of them well. . . . You who are about to read this book should find at least one where Mollenhoff strikes a ...

    kraken - March 2018

  5. Invisible Criticism

    ... can safely say that no one has taught me more about Invisible Man than has Nadel. No one."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ... Book Award for his Kafkaesque and claustrophobic novel about the life of a nameless young black man in New York City. Although ... and Afro-American literature but also to those concerned about issues of literary theory, particularly in the areas of intertextual ...

    kraken - March 2018

  6. The Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    ... Meanings of J. Robert Oppenheimer is an intriguing book about an important issue and an equally important person. It complements and ... States, and Banco has done him a great service by thinking about him in all his ambivalent and paradoxical brilliance. Far afield from ...

    adncn - March 2018

  7. Sentimental Readers

    ... It makes a genuine new intervention into ongoing debates about how to read and teach mid-nineteenth-century sentimental novels. And it reminds us that when we think about literary production of this period, we cannot and should not overlook its ...

    athmas - March 2018

  8. Home Ice

    ... Unable to skate and surrounded by sports fans who cared more about Evel Knievel than hockey, Kevin Cunningham became obsessed with the ... third grade. The first was Stuart Little , a kids’ book about a mouse. The second was Chariots of the Gods —only the classics for ...

    hasek - March 2018

  9. A Literary History of Iowa

    ... via its elaborate twenty-two-page index, for facts about a given Iowa author or book. Bringing together a great deal of hitherto ... as Book-of-the-Month and Literary Guild books. I knew too about Carl Van Vechten as part of that avant-garde group of Midwest ... poetry, plays, musical plays, novels, and short stories about Iowa subjects, Iowa ideas, Iowa people. These writers often dealt with ...

    kraken - March 2018

  10. The Company of Heaven

    ... “Brilliantly evocative contemporary stories about Haiti told by a personable native” —starred review, Kirkus Reviews ... of spirit and celebration. Like the people they are about, these stories will last.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. “Marilène ...

    jamccoy - March 2018