Books Received
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Books Received
A Conservationist Manifesto. By Scott Russell Sanders. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2009. 256 pp. $50 (cloth); $19.95 (paper).
Jack London’s Racial Lives: A Critical Biography. By Jeanne Campbell Reesman. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009. $34.95 (cloth).
Walden by Haiku. By Ian Marshall. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2009.
The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of Boundary. By Stephen Clingman. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. 266 pp.
James Joyce in Context. Edited by John McCourt. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 434 pp. $120 (cloth).
Thinking Through the Mothers: Reimagining Women’s Biographies. By Janet Beizer. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, 2009. 276 pp.
Words and the Word: Explorations in Biblical Interpretation and Literary Theory. Edited by David G. Firth and Jamie A. Grant. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009. 352 pp. $32 (paper).
Modernism and the Ordinary. By Liesl Olson. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. 216 pp. $65 (cloth).
The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire. Edited by Nicholas Cronk. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009. $85 (cloth); $29.99 (paper).
Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town. By Robert Pinsky. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. 106 pp. $16 (paper).
The Art of Scandal. By Sean Latham. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. $45 (cloth).
Ambiguous Subjects: Dissolution and Metamorphosis in the Postmodern Sublime. By Jennifer Wawrzinek. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2008. 156 pp. $40.00 (paper).
Angst and Evolution: The Struggle for Human Potential. By Francis X. Jozwik and John Gist. Mills, WY: Abzar Pub USA, 2009. 232 pp. $19.95 (cloth).
Desire, Drink, and Death in English Fold and Vernacular Song, 1600–1900. By Vic Gammon. Williston, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009. 282 pp. $99.95 (cloth). [End Page 221]
Aesthetics of Prose. By Arne Melberg. Oslo: Oslo Academic Press, 2008. 200 pp. $45 (paper).
Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives From Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times. By Shuli Barzilai. New York: Routledge, 2009.
SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing. By Johanna Drucker. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. 264 pp. $30 (cloth); $25 (paper).
Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time. By Mitchum Huehls. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press, 2009. $44.95 (cloth); $9.95 (CD).
Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction. By Garrett Stewart. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009. 280 pp. $45 (cloth).
Are the Humanities Inconsequent? Interpreting Marx’s Riddle of the Dog. By Jerome McGann. Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2009. 113 pp. $12.95 (paper).
The Technology of the Novel: Writing and Narrative in British Fiction. By Tony E. Jackson. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009. 234 pp.
Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935–1947. By Chris Vials. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2009. $50 (cloth).
Samuel Johnson and the Life of Reading. By Robert DeMaria Jr. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2009. $30 (paper).
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: In Other Words. By Sangeeta Ray. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 150 pp. $28 (paper).
Once Upon an Eskimo Time. By Edna Wilder. Fairbanks: Univ. of Alaska Press, 2009. 197 pp. $17.95 (paper). [End Page 222]