May 15, 2013
New Arrivals · Literature
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
May 14, 2013
New Hanover, N.H. : Smith and Kraus Publishers, 2009-
v. ; 20 cm.
May 13, 2013
Hanover, NH : Smith and Kraus
v. ; 20 cm.
May 1, 2013
Steinmeyer, Jim, 1958-
New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, c2013.
xiv, 320 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
"An acclaimed historian sleuths out literature's most famous vampire, uncovering the source material--from folklore and history to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman--behind Bram Stoker's bloody creation"--Dust jacket flap.
May 1, 2013
xiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
My father writes his story -- Art, culture, and self -- What comes of all that.
May 1, 2013
Gura, Philip F., 1950-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
xix, 330 p. ; 24 cm.
1789-1850. Beginnings ; Glimmerings of change ; Preparing the ground -- The 1850s. The conventions of sentiment ; On the color line ; Discovering self-consciousness -- Toward the 1870s. A neglected tradition ; From a theology of the feelings to an ethic of love.
"An authoritative new history of the early American novel from a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Philip F. Gura's Truth's Ragged Edge is perhaps the first comprehensive study of the early American novel since Richard Chase's 1957 classic, The American Novel and Its Tradition. Gura opens with the first truly homegrown genre of fiction: religious tracts, short parables intended to instruct the Christian reader. He then turns to the city novels of the 1830s, which depicted with mixed feelings the rapid growth and modernization of American society. He concludes with fresh interpretations of the introspective novels that appeared before the Civil War, such as those by Hawthorne and by Melville, from whom Gura takes his title. The grand narrative sweep of the book is balanced by Gura's great insight that the early novel never fully left its origins behind, even as it evolved--it remained a means of theological and philosophical dispute, and reflected the oldest and deepest divisions in American Christianity, politics, and culture. In addition to discussing novels that are considered classics, Gura recovers many novels--by authors as diverse as the evangelical writer Susan Warner, the African American novelist Frank J. Webb, and the early feminist novelist Elizabeth Stoddard--that will be revelations to the contemporary reader. Panoramic and original, Truth's Ragged Edge is an indispensable guide to the origins and development of the American novel and will become a standard book on its subject"-- Provided by publisher.
April 29, 2013
Bailey, Blake, 1963-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
x, 494 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
A portrait of the author of the acclaimed "The Lost Weekend" traces the experiences that inspired his famed autobiographical novel, his relationship with his gay brother, his celebrity friendships, and his lifelong struggle with addiction.
April 24, 2013
608 pages : map ; 23 cm
Statement of responsibility from cover.
Homecoming / Robin Hobb -- The word of unbinding / Ursula Le Guin -- The burning man / Tad Williams -- As the wheel turns / Aliette de Bodard -- The alchemist / Paolo Bacigalupi -- Sandmagic / Orson Scott Card -- The road to Levinshir / Patrick Rothfuss -- Rysn / Brandon Sanderson -- While the gods laugh / Michael Moorcock -- Mother of all Russiya / Melanie Rawn -- Riding the shore of the river of death / Kate Elliott -- Bound man / Mary Robinette Kowal -- The narcomancer / N. K. Jemisin -- Strife lingers in memory / Carrie Vaughn -- The mad apprentice / Trudi Canavan -- Otherling / Juliet Marillier -- The mystery knight / George R. R. Martin.
The fall of empires, the rise of champions; great beasts stirring beneath the hills, gods walking, the world torn asunder. Epic fantasy is storytelling at its biggest. From creation myths and quest sagas to the fantasy novels of today, these are the stories that express our greatest hopes and fears, and inspire us with their timeless values of courage and friendship in the face of ultimate evil.
April 24, 2013
New York : Eos, c2010.
xviii, 522 p. ; 21 cm.
Introduction. Check your dark lord at the door / Lou Anders & Jonathan Strahan -- Goats of glory / Steven Erikson -- Tides Elba : a tale of the Black Company / Glen Cook -- Bloodsport / Gene Wolfe -- The singing spear / James Enge -- A wizard in Wiscezan / C.J. Cherryh -- A rich full week / K.J. Parker -- A suitable present for a sorcerous puppet / Garth Nix -- Red pearls : an Elric story / Michael Moorcock -- The deification of Dal Bamore : a tale from Echo City / Tim Lebbon -- Dark times at the midnight market / Robert Silverberg -- The undefiled / Greg Keyes -- Hew the tintmaster / Michael Shea -- In the stacks / Scott Lynch -- Two lions, a witch, and the war-robe / Tanith Lee -- The sea troll's daughter / Caitlin R. Kiernan -- Thieves of daring / Bill Willingham -- The fool jobs / Joe Abercrombie.
A volume edited by two Hugo-nominated writers features high-adventure pieces representing the work of some of the fantasy genre's most popular authors, including Joe Abercrombie and Gene Wolfe.
April 23, 2013
[United States] : Eldritch Enterprises, c2012.
306 p. ; 23 cm.
Lich pitch / J.F. Mentzer -- Smallish chamber of doom / James M. Ward -- When bhana fly / Timothy Kask -- The standard bearer ; Troll wars / James M. Ward -- The false prints / Christopher Clark -- Dragoneater attack / James M. Ward -- The hero / J.F. Mentzer -- Orders from the King ; It's all in a knight's work / James M. Ward -- Proof / J.F. Mentzer -- Undefiled ; The duel / James M. Ward -- The stick / Christopher Clark -- Battle with the gray ghost ; A matter of thorns / James M. Ward -- Mounting irritation / Christopher Clark -- The luck of the Dauntless / James M. Ward.
April 23, 2013
Gifford, Justin, 1975-
ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
He jerked his pistol free and fired it at the pavement : Chester Himes and the transformation of American crime literature -- Pimping fictions : Iceberg Slim and the invention of pimp literature -- The revolution will not be televised : Donald Goines, Holloway House Publishing Company, and the radicalization of Black crime literature -- Black in a white paradise : utopias and imagined solutions in Black crime literature -- For he who is : Players magazine and the reimagining of the American pimp -- The women of street literature : contemporary Black crime fiction and the rise of the self-publishing marketplace.
Gifford provides a hard-boiled investigation of hundreds of pulpy paperbacks written by Chester Himes, Donald Goines, and Iceberg Slim (aka Robert Beck), among many others. He draws from an impressive array of archival materials to provide a first-of-its-kind literary and cultural history of this distinctive genre, evaluating the artistic and symbolic representations of pimps, sex-workers, drug dealers, and political revolutionaries in African American crime literature.
April 23, 2013
San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, c2013.
400 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute "Poets in the world" series editor Ilya Kaminsky.
"Poetry Foundation"--Verso t.p.
This mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans will prove useful for first-time and veteran teachers, parents, MFA graduates and the like, with an interest in poetry's place in the lives of our younger citizens.
April 22, 2013
Eagleton, Terry, 1943-
x, 216 pages ; 23 cm.
April 19, 2013
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
v.1 : col. maps ; 24 cm.
v. 1. The Middle Ages through the turn of the century.
April 18, 2013
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
viii, 228 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
April 16, 2013
Graham, Peter, 1949-
341 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Herman Graf book."
April 15, 2013
Raphael, Frederic, 1931-
xii, 335 pages ; 25 cm
"This delightful book of writer-to-writer correspondence joins a full shelf of volumes in the genre, yet it is perhaps the first set of such letters ever transacted via the Internet. Also unusual, at least for correspondents in the twenty-first century, is that Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein have never met, nor even spoken to each other. But what is most rare about this book is the authors' abundant talent for entertaining their readers, as much when the topic is grave as when it is droll. Raphael and Epstein agree to embark on a year-long correspondence, but other rules are few. As the weeks progress, their friendship grows, and each inspires the other. Almost any topic, large or small, is considered: they write of schooling, parents, wives, children, literary tastes, enmities, delights, and beliefs. They discuss their professional lives as writers, their skills or want of them, respective experiences with editors, producers, and actors, and, in priceless passages scattered throughout the letters, they assess such celebrated figures as Gore Vidal, Christopher Hitchens, Sontag/Leibowitz, Malcolm Gladwell, Harold Bloom, George Steiner, Harold Pinter, Isaiah Berlin, George Weidenfeld, and Robert Gottlieb, among many others. Epstein and Raphael capture a year in their letters, but more, they invite us into an intimate world where literature, cinema, and art are keys to self-discovery and friendship"-- Provided by publisher.
April 12, 2013
New York : HarperCollins, c2013.
462 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
"A number of stories featuring unnatural creatues along with several other creatures who are either unlikely, impossible, or do not exist at all"--T.p.
(Title is a black spot) -- The cartographer wasps and the anarchist bees -- The griffin and the minor canon -- Ozioma the wicked -- Sunbird -- The sage of theare -- Gabriel-Ernest -- The Cockatoucan; or Great-aunt Willoughby -- Movable beasts -- The flight of the horse -- Prismatica -- The manticore, the mermaid, and me -- The compleat werewolf -- The smile on the face -- Or all the seas with oysters -- Come Lady Death.
A collection of sixteen stories introduces a host of strange, wondrous beings that have never existed anywhere but in the imagination, with stories from Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, and E. Nesbit.
Writing irresistible kidlit : the ultimate guide to crafting fiction for young adult and middle grade readers
April 11, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, .
xvi, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Kidlit market overview -- The MG and YA mindset -- What's the big idea? -- Storytelling foundations -- Character -- Plot -- Advanced kidlit -- A career in kidlit.
April 2, 2013
New York, NY : Overlook Press/Ardis, 2013.
224 p. ; 21 cm.
In the mirror (1903) / Valery Bryusov -- The tale of the hairdresser's mannequin (1918) ; Venediktov (1922) ; The Venetian mirror (1922) / Aleksandr Chayanov -- The red crown (1922) ; A seance (1922) / Mikhail Bulgakov -- The phantom (1926) / Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky -- The grey motor car (1925) / Aleksandr Grin -- The messenger (1925) ; The woman with no nose (1927) / Georgy Peskov -- Professor Knop's experiment (1924) / Pavel Perov.
April 1, 2013
New York : Glencoe/McGraw Hill, c2004.
xiii, 832 p. ; 23 cm.
Unabridged selections are presented chronologically. Each is accompanied by pre-reading information and end-of-selection questions and writing prompts to further understanding of the text. Intended for college prep classes or for the advanced placement exam.
At head of title: Glencoe.
April 1, 2013
xxvi, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The original Swedish publication of Air mail brev 1964 - 1990 was compiled and edited by TorbjÃ¶rn Schmidt and published in 2001 by Albert Bonniers FÃ¶rlag.
March 27, 2013
New York : Grand Central Pub., c2013.
viii, 373 p. ; 22 cm.
Introduction, by Brad Meltzer -- The amiable Miss Edith Montague, by Jan Burke -- Waco 1982, by Laura Lippman -- War secrets, by Libby Fischer Hellmann -- The vly, by C. E. Lawrence -- Heirloom, by Joseph Finder -- The boca box, by James O. Born -- Mad blood, by S. W. Hubbard -- Dear Mr. Queen, by Joseph Goodrich -- The delivery, by R. T. Lawton -- Mokume gane, by Tom Rob Smith -- Angelina, by Mary Anne Kelly -- The remaining unknowns, by Tony Broadbent -- Double jeopardy, by Steve Berry -- The secret life of books, by Angela Gerst -- The very private detectress, by Catherine Mambretti -- The bird house, by Stephen Ross -- The honour of Dundee, by Charles Todd -- Hedge, by Jonathan Stone -- The Lunar Society, by Katherine Neville -- High stakes, by R. L. Stine -- Remmy Rothstein toes the line (annotated) by Karin Slaughter.
March 26, 2013
xi, 175 pages ; 21 cm.
Offers a guide for crafting sentences and paragraphs that are both effective and interesting and that combine clarity with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
March 26, 2013
362 pages ; 24 cm
March 26, 2013
New York, NY : Atria Books, 2013.
xvii, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
Basic essentials : the ground of being. The greatest pleasure ; Why silence? ; Meditation (sitting) ; Slow walking ; What is writing practice? ; Entry : the opening point ; A moment ; Happiness ; Some determination ; What is practice? -- True secret retreat essentials. Setting up ; Altar ; Schedule ; Orientation : first day (sitting), bowing, job list, meals, interviews ; Dreams and lying down ; Breaking silence ; Seven attitudes of mindfulness -- Elaborations. At the beginning ; Story of love ; Kiss ; Things to draw ; The list ; Loving a place ; A long chapter on a short practice : a week of writing in a cafÃ© ; Six-word memoir ; Age ; A third thing ; Cynicism ; Letting go -- Encounters and teachers. Teachers ; The blazon ; Wang Wei : poetry, the one true thing ; Hemingway : what is not said ; Wendy : hints of the South ; Ikkyu : one heart, two gates ; Dogen : write with the whole body ; Gwen : closing the gap ; Blue chair : creating texture ; Cannot write this alone.
The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism.
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