Books Acquired Recently

Ahmed, Sara. Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006. Anzaldúa, Gloria E. Light in the Dark/Luz En Lo Oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality. Ed. AnaLouise Keating. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015. One of the goals of my sabbatical is to continue to fill in the gaps in my queer reading.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: 2019 Edition

Bonomo, Joe. No Place I Would Rather Be: Roger Angell and a Life in Baseball Writing. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. I’ve loved Roger Angell’s baseball writing since I first encountered it in the New Yorker in the mid-2000s. I am thus excited to read this book about his writing. Darling, Ron, with DanielContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: 2019 Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

I’m currently working on a memoir project that is in large part about my Mennonite upbringing. I bought all three of these books as resources. Caws, Peter, and Stefani Jones, eds. Religious Upbringing and the Costs of Freedom: Personal and Philosophical Essays. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. MacKendrick, Karmen. Failing Desire. Albany: StateContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: MLA Plus Three Edition

MLA: I got back from the Modern Language Association convention in New York City today. I was fairly restrained at the book fair, buying only twelve books. I purchased all of them at a discount (and the McEwan novel was free), some for as little as $3.00. Nearly all of them either relate to myContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: MLA Plus Three Edition”

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”

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: 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”

Books Acquired Recently

Chametzky, Jules, John Felstiner, Hilene Flanzbaum, Kathryn Hellerstein, ed. Jewish American Literature: A Norton Anthology. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. I recently came across a citation of this anthology and decided to order an exam copy because religion and literature is one of my areas of scholarship. It looks like an interesting collection, and theContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Tzu, Lao. Tao Te Ching. Trans. Charles Muller. New York: Barnes & Nobles Classics, 2005. I have been wanting to learn more about Taoism for several years, and came across this inexpensive ($5.00) edition while browsing at my local Barnes & Noble last week, so I decided to buy it. Laing, Mary, Katy Pilcher, andContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Friesen, Bernice. The Seasons Are Horses. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 1995. Friesen is one of Rhubarb‘s editors and I thought it would be helpful to check her own work out. I decided to buy her first book, a collection of interrelated short stories. Keefe-Perry, L. Callid. Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer. Eugene, OR: CascadeContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”