Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition

Kauffman, Janet. Eco-dementia. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2017. Kauffman was one of the first major Mennonite writers in the U.S., and I have deeply appreciated her work since first encountering it in college. I was unaware of this collection of hers until a colleague mentioned it recently. Swede, George, and Terry Ann Carter, eds.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Poetry Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003. I have become very interested in the concept of the archive recently. As part of my reading about it I encountered a citation to Cvetkovich’s book and it sounded interesting, so I decided to buy it. It,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Book Acquired Recently: Stephen Beachy’s Some Phantom/No Time Flat

Beachy, Stephen. Some Phantom/No Time Flat. 2006. Portland: Verse Chorus, 2013. I received this diptych of novellas in the mail from amazon.com yesterday, and read Some Phantom immediately and No Time Flat this evening. Both are excellent; I read the first one (which I greatly enjoyed in part because it takes place in Salt LakeContinue reading “Book Acquired Recently: Stephen Beachy’s Some Phantom/No Time Flat”

Books Acquired Recently

Baym, Nina, ed. The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume A: Beginnings to 1820. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2012. —. The Norton Anthology of American Literature Volume B: 1820-1865. 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2012. I requested these two exam copies from the publisher because I will be teaching an early American literature classContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Gass, William. Willie Masters’ Lonesome Wife. 1968. Normal: Dalkey, 1989. I recently read about this novel, which includes a number of photographs, figures, and elements of typographical play. I am quite fond of these postmodern elements because I appreciate it when a book is fascinating as a physical object (as an artwork, even) as wellContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”