Friday, April 20, 2012

Short Takes

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "You can read [Charles Seabrook's ] THE WORLD OF THE SALT MARSH cover to cover, or dip into it at random, but be prepared to get hooked at any point. The Wild Georgia columnist is a most entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide. . ."

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE CITY, in a Suomen Antropologi review, is lauded as "remain[ing] the most influential work in critical urban geography precisely because it opened up the space for a more radical reading of urban processes."

Mark Moberg, in a recent copy of the Hispanic American Historical Review, called Oliver J. Dinius and Angela Vergara's COMPANY TOWNS IN THE AMERICAS a collection that "virtually redefines the study of company enclaves and will speak profoundly to scholars interested in the nexus of all aspects of work and daily life."

In a post on the blog On the Seawall, poet Jake Adam York praises fellow poet "Iain Haley Pollock's debut volume SPIT BACK A BOY. . . .[a]s a shapeshifter that keeps saying, in so many different ways, how varied, how complex the African-American poetic idiom is, how complex the American poetic idiom is."

Elbert Parr Tuttle's great-nephew, Henry W. Asbill, venerates Anne Emanuel in an issue of The Champion Magazine for her "inspirational biography" ELBERT PARR TUTTLE.

Amina Gautier, winner of the 2010 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, is reviewed along with three other fiction writers in the Spring 2012 edition of The Georgia Review: "[T]he stories in AT-RISK constitute a strong, promising performance and suggest that much more excellent work lies ahead. . . .Baxter, Sterling, and Gautier, in particular, write tales that are memorable precisely because they have an authentic texture that helps, in O'Connor's formulation, make actual the mysterious position of our lives on earth."