“Jaurretche uses a skillful examination of the rhetorical, linguistic, psychological, and emotional elements of spirituality to establish the central significance of prayer as a tool for understanding key aspects of Joyce’s compositional strategy in Finnegans Wake.”—Michael Patrick Gillespie, coeditor of Exiles: A Critical Edition Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake shows how James Joyce uses the language … Continue reading Language as Prayer in Finnegans Wake
Acquisitions editor Stephanye Hunter attended the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, GA last weekend. We displayed some of our new and bestselling literature and literary criticism books, and it was great to meet with everyone who visited us at our booth! Here are a few books we brought to the conference: The … Continue reading South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2019
“Fundamentally alters the received wisdom which tends to award Paris a far more central place in the making of Joyce the modernist.”—John McCourt, author of The Years of Bloom: James Joyce in Trieste 1904–1920 “In readings equally attentive to text, avant-text, and context, this book shows us how many roads in Joyce’s life and work led … Continue reading Up to Maughty London
"Readers of Sexton's poetry have been waiting more than twenty years for a collection of essays like this."--Dawn M. Skorczewski, author of An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton "An important collection of new critical views. Draws from a range of critics, as well as poets, to assess why Sexton's work remains … Continue reading This Business of Words
"A remarkable work in three areas: the field of ecocriticism, to which it contributes a huge amount of historical and bibliographic information; the practice of genetic criticism in Joyce studies; and the exploration of ecological interests, themes, allusions, arguments, and manifestations in Finnegans Wake."--Margot Norris, editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Joyce's Dubliners "A … Continue reading The Ecology of Finnegans Wake
"A lucid and accessible guide through the complex and often intimidating web of literary, historical, and cultural references in one of the great literary works of the twentieth century." —Víctor Figueroa, author of Not at Home in One’s Home "McGarrity's user-friendly apparatus helps the reader navigate the allusive cross-currents of the cultural and mythological resources … Continue reading Allusions in Omeros
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
A new year is a great time to look forward, and we're getting excited about the quincentennial of the discovery of Florida in 2013. As we work on plans to mark the occasional, we thought it'd be interesting to look back at our 67-year history. So, just for fun, here are the top-ten bestselling titles … Continue reading UPF by the Numbers II