Monday, December 05, 2011

Short Takes

Q&A with Elizabeth Engelhardt, author of A MESS OF GREENS, appeared on UT Austin's Know.
According to First Draft, Mark D. Hersey's MY WORK IS THAT OF CONSERVATION is a "well-researched study."

American Studies sees Jeanne Campbell Reesman's JACK LONDON'S RACIAL LIVES as "a roadmap for the reader that navigates around the two main camps of London scholars--those who avoid discussing London's racist diatribes that run throughout his oeuvre and those who discount his work entirely because of them."

PhiloBiblos recommends Vincent Carretta's PHILLIS WHEATLEY. The reviewer describes it as "a thorough, cautious, and absolutely indispensable new study of Wheatley's life and works" and says "you should read it."

In a H-Diplo Roundtable review, reviewers praise David Zierler's THE INVENTION OF ECOCIDE. Larry Berman calls it "an intellectually innovative and substantively valuable interdisciplinary contribution," and David Biggs describes it as "an eloquently crafted narrative of a politically, scientifically and ecologically complicated subject."

The Greensboro News & Record compares Janisse Ray's DRIFTING INTO DARIEN with another recent book about a Southern river.

The December issue of AWP's Writer's Chronicle has an article on immersion memoir and features author Robin Hemley. Hemley's A FIELD GUIDE FOR IMMERSION WRITING will be coming out in the spring.

John Lane's MY PADDLE TO THE SEA is "more than a mere travelogue" but "a celebration of life, friendship, river travel, and the natural world" according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Congratulations to Amy Mills for winning the 2011 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Award for her book, STREETS OF MEMORY. The award "recognizes an outstanding book that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication."