Subject: Literary Collections / General

Subject: Literary Collections / General

Comments

The Prince Of Fire

|9780822956617| Winner of the 1998 Misha Djordjevic Award for the best book on Serbian culture in English.Editors Gorup and Obradovic have collected stories from thirty-five outstanding writers in this first English anthology of Serbian fiction in thirty years. The anthology, representing a great variety of literary styles and themes, includes works by established writers with international reputations, as well as promising new writers spanning the generation born between 1930 and 1960. These stories may lead to a greater understanding of the current events in the former Yugoslavia. | Radmila Gorup Nadezda Obradovic| Russian and East European Studies| Fiction / Anthologies…

Read more

Comments

A View From The Divide

|9780822956853|Creative Nonfiction on Health and Science| In the tradition of Lewis Thomas, Stephen J. Gould, and Oliver Sachs, this special double issue of Creative Nonfiction, the only exclusively nonfiction literary journal, demonstrates the many ways in which aspects of the scientific world&mdash;from biology, medicine, physics, and astronomy&mdash;can be captured and dramatized for a humanities-oriented readership.Edited and introduced by the award-winning author of Many Sleepless Nights , An Unspoken Art</I>, and A View from the Divide includes a diverse range of voices, from poets to immunologists and physicists, from established writers to up-and-coming new talent. | Lee Gutkind|| Literary Collections /…

Read more

Comments

Lessons In Persuasion

|9780822957157|Creative Nonfiction/Pittsburgh Connections|Pittsburgh has always been&mdash;despite its industrial reputation&mdash;a great city in which to be a writer. Its active, close-knit writing community has seen the rise of several luminaries with Pittsburgh connections, such as Annie Dillard and Stewart O’Nan, and the caliber of Pittsburgh’s writing community today is better than ever. Lee Gutkind has assembled a reunion of sorts with writers from across the nation, as well as the up-and-coming stars on the local scene&mdash;each of whom has a Pittsburgh connection. Many grew up in the region, others attended college here: all of them have an association with the city….

Read more

Comments

Writing the Siege of Leningrad

|9780822958697|Womens Diaries Memoirs and Documentary Prose| Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, HistoryFrom September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter. Bearing the brunt of this hardship—and keeping the city alive through their daily toil and sacrifice—were the women of Leningrad. Yet their perspective on life during the siege has been little examined.Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina have searched archival holdings for letters and diaries written during the siege, conducted interviews with survivors, and collected…

Read more

Comments

The Homewood Books

|9780822938316|The University of Pittsburgh Press in proud to announce publication for the first time in a single hardback edition of John Edgar Wideman’s The Homewood Books. So named because they share characters, events, and locales, these two novels – Hiding Place (1981) and Sent for You Yesterday (1984) – and one collection of short stories – Damballah (1981) – are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.As Wideman writes in his introduction to this edition, the three books “offer a continuous investigation, from many angles, not so much of a physical location, Homewood, . . ….

Read more