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Precarious Passages

“Makes a compelling case for a rethinking of narrative moments including slavery, the Middle Passage, and colonization that have defined the fiction produced in a transatlantic geography. Provokes a reassessment of notions of Africa as an ur-home and figurations of nation-state. A must-read.”—Maxine Lavon Montgomery, author of The Fiction of Gloria Naylor: Houses and Spaces […]

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Anthology of Spanish American Thought and Culture

“The texts stitch past and present in a tapestry that in its warp and weft maps out the vastness of continental cultures.”—Ileana Rodríguez, author of Liberalism at Its Limits: Crime and Terror in the Latin American Cultural Text “A first-rate, unique gathering of key texts and images from throughout Spanish America, ranging from pre-Hispanic myths […]

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Intern Guest Post: The Florida James Joyce Series

Written by Katie Varan, marketing intern at the University Press of Florida When I first started interning at the press, I did what any other curious intern would do and glanced over the titles that have been published through the years. Not surprisingly, the English major in me took control and the first place I […]

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Author Guest Post: A Collection of Banned Books

Author Jay A. Gertzman‘s book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, profiles a man whose work broke down many of the censorship laws of the time. In celebration of the paperback release of his book, Jay Gertzman held a party at which he showcased not only his book but also the books in his collection of banned works. In his […]

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Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne

The Miscellaneous Writings and Sterne’s Subscribers, an Identification List: Volume 9 of The Florida Edition of the Works of Laurence Sterne Edited by Melvyn New and W. B. Gerard We are proud to present the ninth and final volume of our acclaimed edition of the works of Laurence Sterne, a forty-year project that covers the […]

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The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer by James Dempsey “What do you call a person who was slandered by Ernest Hemingway, cuckolded by E.E. Cummings, befriended and promoted T.S. Eliot, treated by Sigmund Freud, led modernist art’s charge into American culture in the 1920s and declared officially insane not long after? … A damn good subject for a […]

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Uncensored: Jay A. Gertzman Guest Post

Censorship is an ongoing topic of debate affecting all forms of the media, and it has a lengthy, colorful history. Author  Jay A. Gertzman‘s book, Samuel Roth, Infamous Modernist, profiles a figurehead of censorship controversy during the height of modernism in America. Here, Gertzman provides his personal take on censorship and the issues surrounding it today. […]

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Modernism’s Literary Pirate, Poet, Pornographer

Samuel Roth: Infamous Modernist By Jay A. Gertzman Available Now “Scholars and citizens with an interest in modern literature and the struggle for frank expression and publication of  candid material in a free society will be captivated by Samuel Roth: Infamous Modernist. I believe every library should own a copy; it’s a must-acquire. For those fascinated […]

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Looking at James Joyce: A Story, A Renaissance

Meet the newest additions to our acclaimed Florida James Joyce Series! Renascent Joyce Edited by Daniel Ferrer, Sam Slote, and André Topia Pubdate: 2/19/13 This is the first book to examine Joyce’s connection to the Renaissance in such figures as Shakespeare, Rabelais, and Bruno. Discover the countless ingenious ways revival, reinvention, and regeneration–Renaissance ideals–pervade Joyce’s writing. Attentive […]

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Why Michener Matters

By Stephen May, author of Michener’s South Pacific Like many people I associate certain writers and artists with particular places: Hemingway with Spain, Toulouse-Lautrec with Paris, Dickens with London, Georgia O’Keeffe with New Mexico, and Paul Gauguin with Tahiti, and so on.  If you mention Hawaii and the South Pacific, I might think of flower […]

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