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University of Iowa Press

Works: 87 works in 90 publications in 1 language and 1,449 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Biography  Poetry  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Short stories 
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Visiting Emily : poems inspired by the life & work of Emily Dickinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of work by eighty poets explores the life and influence of Emily Dickinson. Poems written in traditional and experimental forms. Includes the following poets: Archibald MacLeish, John Berry man, Yvor Winters, Adrienne Rich, Richard Eberhart, Richard Wilbur, Maxine Kumin, Amy Clampitt, William Stafford, and Galway Kinnell
Hopkins in the age of Darwin by Tom Zaniello( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rooted : seven Midwest writers of place by David R Pichaske( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paying close attention to text, landscape, and biography, this book examines the relationship between place and art. It focusses on seven midwestern authors who came of age toward the close of the twentieth century, their lives, and their work grounded in distinct places
Whitman & Dickinson : a colloquy( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whitman & Dickinson is the first collection to bring together original essays by European and North American scholars directly linking the poetry and ideas of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. The essays present intersections between these great figures across several fields of study, rehearsing well-established topics from new perspectives, opening entirely new areas of investigation, and providing new information about Whitman's and Dickinson's lives, work, and reception. Essays included in this book cover the topics of mentoring influence on each poet, religion, the Civil War, phenomenology, the environment, humor, poetic structures of language, and Whitman's and Dickinson's twentieth- and twenty-first-century reception--including prolonged engagement with Adrienne Rich's response to this "strange uncoupled couple" of poets who stand at the beginning of an American national poetic. Contributors Include: Marina Camboni, Andrew Dorkin, Vincent Dussol, Betsy Erkkila, Ed Folsom, Christine Gerhardt, Jay Grossman, Jennifer Leader, Marianne Noble, Cecile Roudeau, Shira Wolosky"--
A hole in the language by Marly A Swick( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These stories are delicate seismographic meditations on disaster and its aftershocks. The characters are survivors, digging their way out of the past, shaken but hopeful. Despite all their tragic losses, there is a pervasive sense of humor, hope, and forgiveness: abandonment leads ultimately to reunion, grief to solace. This is contemporary America--a jigsaw puzzle of fragmented families constantly picking up the pieces and fitting themselves together in new ways to form unforgettable pictures
China dreams : growing up Jewish in Tientsin by Isabelle Maynard( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does it mean to be "thrice alien"? Isabelle Zimmer Maynard is one who knows. Born in 1929 in Tientsin, China, Maynard was the only child of Russian Jewish parents who had fled the Communists and sought refuge in this teeming city on the North China Sea. They subsequently survived the Japanese invasion of China and ultimately escaped to San Francisco when the Chinese Communists seized power. China Dreams, like a string of beguiling pearls, is a collection of autobiographical stories of an amazing childhood. Maynard's ability to reconstruct her world in the moment will delight and enchant readers. She says, "I have carried China all my life. I do not claim accuracy of history--only accuracy of the heart." Her keen eye and fetching wit provide an arresting, poignant, highly personal portrait of a now-vanished world once shared by thousands of European Jews
University of Iowa Press digital editions( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital versions of 50+ books -- including biographies, reference works, and Iowa Short Fiction Award winners -- originally published by the Press
In search of Susanna by Suzanne L Bunkers( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a summer day in 1980 in Niederfeulen, Luxembourg, Suzanne Bunkers pored over parish records of her maternal ancestors, immigrants to the rural American Midwest in the mid 1800s. Suddenly, chance led her to the name Simmerl and to the missing piece in the genealogical puzzle that had brought her so far: Susanna Simmerl, Bunkers' paternal great-great-grandmother, who had given birth to an illegitimate daughter in 1856 before coming to America. Finding Susanna was the catalyst for Bunkers' intensely personal book, which blends history, memory, and imagination into a drama of two women's lives within their multigenerational family
The University of Iowa Press announces publication of its 1970 spring list : including the Iowa School of Letters award-winning volume of short fiction by Cyrus Colter by University of Iowa Press( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly away home : eighteen short stories by Mary Hedin( )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Hedin writes luminous stories about people we have known in times and places we thought were lost. Full of absorbing everyday details, incandescent flashes of fantasy, and rich layers of imagery, her fiction is sometimes dark and disturbing, but the vision is always humane. A radiant sense of place is dominant in her work--the mountains, vineyards, and suburbs of California, and the lake and farm land of her native Minnesota. Of her writing she says, 'For me it is a central need, a basic drive. I can exist only so long before I must sift through the mysteries of human behavior and clarify my experiences.' Her poetry is widely published, and her fiction has been included in Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Hedin's variegated, intricately textured collection reflects the intensity and diversity of her life as a professional writer and poet, teacher on the Humanities faculty at College of Marin, wife of a busy general physician, mother of four, community activist, and hostess/cook par excellence for a large, extended family.--Back cover
Old wives' tales by Susan M Dodd( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these ten varied and keenly rendered tales, Susan Dodd explores the levels of the human heart by leading us through a gallery of feelings, insights, characters, and emotions. Whether writing about a 100-year-old woman in South America, a teenage suicide in Winnetka, a divorced couple meeting by chance, or a pair of lovers listening to the family on the other side of their apartment wall, Dodd places us in a world full of subdued conflict where bonds between loved ones and strangers are tested, broken, and sometimes renewed. Her themes range beyond the regional or contemporary, embracing those moments of loneliness and self-knowledge that confront us all. As the characters meet and separate, wonder and react, we travel with them, exploring the forms of our existence, and the substance of our hearts
Letters from Togo by Susan Louise Blake( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Lomé is both an overgrown village and a cosmopolitan city, Blake's exhilarating, often humorous experiences range from buying a car to attending a traditional tom-tom funeral, from visiting people who hunt with bows and arrows to enduring faculty meetings, from negotiating the politics of buying produce to lecturing on Afro-American literature at the English Club. Together, her enlivening letters trace the pattern of adjusting to a foreign environment and probe the connections between Africa and this curious, energetic American. Not "out of Africa" but within it, they take advantage of time and perspective to penetrate the universal experience of being a stranger in a strange land
Melodramatic formations : American theatre and society, 1820-1870 by Bruce A McConachie( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into personhood by Ruth Cameron Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing objectively, humorously, and as dispassionately as possible, Webb lets the reader determine the cumulative impact of her condition and experiences. She describes situations that produced feelings of hopelessness and rage when her family, friends, and colleagues denied her opportunities to participate fully. She portrays the psychological effects of her inability to walk, to use both hands, to move smoothly, and to speak clearly. And she reveals the strength given her by spirit guides, both earthly and heavenly, who provided support at major junctions in her life. Her matter-of-fact yet intensely felt account will help all readers understand anyone who lives with a disability
The making of a Black scholar : from Georgia to the Ivy League by Horace A Porter( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a memoir of a young black man moving from rural Georgia to life as a student and teacher in the Ivy League as well as a history of the changes in American education that developed in response to the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, and affirmative action. Born in 1950, Horace Porter starts out in rural Georgia in a house that has neither electricity nor running water. In 1968, he leaves his home in Columbus, Georgia - thanks to an academic scholarship to Amherst College - and lands in an upper-class, mainly white world. Focusing on such experiences in his American education, Porter's story is both unique and representative of his time." "The Making of a Black Scholar is structured around schools. Porter attends Georgia's segregated black schools until he enters the privileged world of Amherst College. He graduates (spending one semester at Morehouse College) and moves on to graduate study at Yale. He starts his teaching career at Detroit's Wayne State University and spends the 1980s at Dartmouth College and the 1990s at Stanford University." "Porter writes about working to establish the first black studies program at Amherst, the challenges of graduate study at Yale, the infamous Dartmouth Review, and his meetings with such writers and scholars as Ralph Ellison, Tillie Olsen, James Baldwin, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. He ends by reflecting on an unforeseen move to the University of Iowa, which he ties into a return to the values of his childhood on a Georgia farm. In his success and the fulfillment of his academic aspirations, Porter represents an era, a generation, of possibility and achievement."--BOOK JACKET
Reading capitalist realism by Alison Shonkwiler( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents approaches to the question of the relation between capitalism and narrative form, partly by questioning how the "realism" of austerity, privatization, and wealth protection relate to the realism of narrative and cultural production
Czech theatre design in the twentieth century : metaphor & irony revisited by Joseph Brandesky( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"This stimulating compilation of essays and images reveals an essential and valuable component of Czech contributions to the world of modern theatre heretofore largely unseen outside the country itself. Featuring the craft of twenty-seven of the best stage and costume designers of the twentieth century, Joe Brandesky supplies ample evidence of their consistently high quality and dynamic creativity, survival skills for a people whose national identity had been dismantled during many years of occupation and repression. Essays by Vera Ptackova, Dennis Christilles, Delbert Unruh, and, Marie Zdenkova their full texts restored and reedited for this volume since their initial publication in exhibit catalogs, provide historical and linguistic insights into contemporary Czech scenography as well as comparisons to the major art movements affecting the designers. Brandesky's informative introductory essay contextualizes the shifting tenets of Czech theatre design. Also included are biographies of the designers, a bibliography, and thirty black-and-white photographs. The accompanying CD provides access to the vibrant and sophisticated images of the Czech theatrical world: 138 richly colorful paintings and drawings of costumes, models, and set designs and in situ photos of exhibited designs plus 27 color and black-and-white photos of the designers. The CD also includes the full text of the book with links to all the art and to the designers' biographies. Book and CD together showcase the Czech Republic as a center of international stage design"--Publisher description
Bodies on the line : performance and the sixties poetry reading by Raphael Allison( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Bodies on the Line offers the first, sustained study of the poetry reading in its most formative period: the 1960s. Raphael Allison closely examines a vast archive of audio recordings of several key postwar American poets to explore the social and literary context of the sixties poetry reading, which is characterized by two vastly differing styles of performance: the humanist and the skeptical strain"--
Childhood selves : a personal essay by Carl H Klaus( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Old morals, small continents, darker times by Philip F O'Connor( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With a variety of themes and techniques, Philip F. O'Connor's stories progress in tone from hopeful to nearly hopeless; in subjects from communal to private; in milieu from personal to cosmic. The early stories, set in San Francisco, suggest Mr. O'Connor's Irish-American boyhood. Later stories sharply evoke the toughening experiences of adolescence. Finally, the stories enter an adult world where characters struggle desperately, often comically, in situations that are, at best, thinly hopeful
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Visiting Emily : poems inspired by the life & work of Emily Dickinson
Rooted : seven Midwest writers of placeChina dreams : growing up Jewish in TientsinIn search of SusannaLetters from TogoMelodramatic formations : American theatre and society, 1820-1870The making of a Black scholar : from Georgia to the Ivy LeagueCzech theatre design in the twentieth century : metaphor & irony revisited
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