“A dynamic reexamination of what modernist representations of the self can teach us about the way culture has defined which bodies ‘matter’ and how modern artists resist those boundaries by depicting the body as a creative site of trans-corporeality.”—Kelly Sultzbach, author of Ecocriticism in the Modernist Imagination: Forster, Woolf, and Auden “Putting the insights of … Continue reading Affective Materialities
“Deftly unites insights from sound studies with in-depth literary analysis to examine the ways in which emerging auditory technologies influenced the narrative strategies of modernist novelists.”—Julia C. Obert, author of Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry “A trenchant study of the diversity of sonic experience both discussed within and provoked by … Continue reading Modernist Soundscapes
“Lounsberry establishes how central to Woolf’s personal and creative being was diary-writing.”—Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf “A tour de force. Insightfully retraces Woolf’s movement from joyful confidence to restless struggles, persuasively illustrates the antiwar nature of all of Woolf’s work during the 1930s, and movingly interprets Woolf’s last … Continue reading Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within
Written by Barbara Lounsberry, author of Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read and Becoming Virginia Woolf: Her Early Diaries and the Diaries She Read The great English writer and thinker Virginia Woolf kept a diary from age 14 until four days before her suicide in 1941. Woolf’s beloved works—Mrs. Dalloway, To … Continue reading Why Writers Should Keep Diaries: Lessons From Virginia Woolf
"Lounsberry is the only scholar to treat Woolf 's diaries for themselves--as works of art, as expressions of her private self, and as testing grounds for her experiments in novel writing."--Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf "Offers a fascinating alternative form of biography. Lounsberry is particularly skillful in combining … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Modernist Path
Enjoy the highlights below from some of the reviews we received in April! . "It isn't honey, it isn't molasses, and it sure isn't sugar. Sorghum syrup is a homegrown Southern sweetener in a class of its own," says Garden & Gun, praising Ronni Lundy's Sorghum's Savor as "an equally deep look at the lengthy history of this versatile … Continue reading April Review Roundup
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!