What the New Year Brings
A new lineup of SU Press titles ranging from poetry, women’s studies, and sports, to pop culture, geography, biographies, and more. Our Spring 2015 catalog is filled with dozens of good reads to match your interests.
Captain America, Masculinity, and Violence: The Evolution of a National Icon
J. Richard Stevens
Through Stevens’ provocative analysis of one of America’s most iconic superheroes, we begin to ponder the various political and cultural relationships between Captain America and his environment.This in depth exploration of Captain America’s narrative will fascinate both casual fans and scholars alike, as Stevens maps the terrain of American identity and this comic hero’s unyielding role in influencing it.
Land of Enchantment
In Liza Wieland’s deeply moving novel, three interwoven stories show how art reveals the depth and complexity of human love, in all its betrayals and losses, beauty, and redemption. Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin, believes “Wieland is a vital voice in contemporary American fiction” and Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain, declared Land of Enchantment “a beautifully written, dizzyingly knowledgeable examination of the intersection between art and life. It is the best novel I’ve read in the past year.”
Helene Schweitzer: A Life of Her Own
Patti M. Marxsen
Marxsen explores the life and legacy of Helen Schweitzer in a way that places her at the center of the narrative, spotlighting her independent spirit and wide range of talents.Helene Schweitzer’s dramatic life reveals deeper questions of how memory is influenced by gender assumptions and how biography is shaped by place and history.
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