New & Noteworthy Books
New Books from Independent & University Presses
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Posted on August 21, 2008
Ed. John Biguenet and Sidney Wade
Center for the Art of Translation, August 2008
Paperback: 289pp; $14.95
The latest anthology in the TWO LINES World Writing in Translation series featuring a preview of Edith Grossman's latest work A Manuscript of Ashes by Antonio Munoz Molina. Strange Harbors also contains a special Focus on Turkish Poetry section.
Superstitions of Apartment Life
Stories by Pedro Ponce
Burnside Review Press, 2008
Winner of the 2007 Burnside Review Fiction Chapbook Contest judged by Aimee Bender.
Dead Man's Cell Phone
Play by Sarah Ruhl
Theatre Communications Group, April 2008
Paperback: 96pp; $13.95
A work about how we memorialize the dead-and how that remembering changes us-it is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.
What Men Call Treasure:
The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak
By David Schweidel and Robert Boswell
Cinco Puntos Press, August 2008
Hardcover: 480pp; $25.95
Terry Delonas grew up listening to his grandmother's magical stories about her dead husband and Victorio Peak. Her stories were his legacy. In the 1980s, Terry, a gay man, tested positive for HIV. He decided that searching for Victorio's lost treasure was the only dream that would give his life meaning. With his grandmother's grit and her gift for talking her way through tough places, he found money and support to follow his dream and overcome many obstacles-bad weather, broken equipment, the army, Congress, and other fortune hunters. But Victorio Peak, that inscrutable and mysterious mountain, would not give up its treasure.
On a Day Like This
Novel by Peter Stamm
Other Press, July 2008
Hardcover: 240pp; $23.95
On a day like any other, Andreas changes his life. When a routine doctor’s visit leads to an unexpected prognosis, a great yearning takes hold of him–but who can tell if it is homesickness or wanderlust; a deathwish or a fresh lease on life? Andreas leaves everything behind–sells his Paris apartment, cuts off all social ties, quits his teaching job, and waves good-bye to his days spent idly sitting in cafés–to look for a woman he loved half a lifetime ago. The monotony of days had been keeping him in check; now he hopes for a miracle and for a new beginning.
Book One: Grendel the Ghastly
Portland Studios, November 2007
Hardcover: 26pp; $17.95
With battle-bold words ancient poets sang the clash between Beowulf and Grendel. This modern retelling preserves the splendor of those Old English poetic conventions, while the taut, restrained phrasing captures Beowulf's original aural experience. With battle-bold words ancient poets sang the clash between Beowulf and Grendel.
Full list of new & noteworthy books received.
August 21, 2008
Alpha Zulu, Gary Copeland Lilley (Ausable Press)
Body Language, Mark Cunningham (Tarpaulin Sky Press)
Jealous Witness, Andrei Codrescu (Coffee House Press)
The Lost Country of Sight, Neil Aitken (Anhinga Press)
The Number Before Infinity, Zach Rogow (Scarlet Tanager)
The Pear as One Example: New & Selected Poems 1984-2008, Eric Pankey (Ausable Press)
Property, Julie Agoos (Ausable Press)
The Question of Rapture, Claire Keyes (Mayapple Press)
Village Limits, Greg Joly (Adastra Press)
Superstitions of Apartment Life, Pedro Ponce (Burnside Review Press)
Inventing the Real (The Feminist Press)
On a Day Like This, Peter Stamm (Other Press)
Sorry, Gail Jones (Europa Editions)
Twelve Below Zero, Anthony Bukoski (Holy Cow! Press)
Two Marriages, Phillip Lopate (Other Press)
When You Come Home, Nora Eisenberg (Curbstone Press)
Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Sarah Ruhl (Theatre Communications Group)
The Flu Season and Other Plays, Will Eno (Theatre Communications Group)
Strange Harbors, Ed. John Biguenet & Sidney Wade (Center for the Art of Translation)
Bonny’s America: Cut the Woman Some Slacks!, Bonny Belgum (Ken Arnold Books)
Dream Homes, Joyce Zonana (The Feminist Press)
Kabbalistic Teachings of the Female Prophets, J. Zohara Meyerhoff Hieronimus (Inner Traditions)
What Men Call Treasure: The Search for Gold at Victorio Peak, David Schweidel & Robert Boswell (Cinco Puntos Press)
Beowulf, Book One: Grendel the Ghastly, Michelle L. Szobody (Portland Studios)