Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition

I received a number of books as gifts for the holidays, and also did a little bit of book shopping myself with some holiday cash. Algarín, Miguel. Love is Hard Work: Memorias de Loisaida. New York: Scribner Poetry, 1997. As I mention below discussing Márquez’s book, I am trying to broaden my knowledge of Puerto Rican literature. AlgarínContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Edition”

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Books Acquired Recently: Half Queer, Half Mennonite Edition

Queer As I have written here a number of times before, the “problem” with reading a lot of queer theory is that I am constantly encountering citations of other queer books that I want to acquire and read. I bought the three following books as a result of reading other queer writers. Cherry’s and Rechy’sContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Half Queer, Half Mennonite Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

El Akkad, Omar. American War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. I recently read about this book in an article from the New Yorker about the possibility of another civil war in the U.S. I am both super-pessimistic about the current political reality and an avid consumer of dystopian fiction, so El Akkad’s novel soundedContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Bannon, Ann. I am a Woman. 1959. Eastford, CT: Martino Fine Books, 2016. I am teaching this novel in my Queer Literature course next semester. When I went to put the book order in for it, I discovered to my dismay that the Cleis Press edition is no longer in print. However, happily Martino hasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”