Now Available:

A Mother's Tale

A Mother's Tale shines with pain and laughter—and with filial piety, the truer kind that leaves nothing out. Lopate’s book is an antisentimental tour de force.”— Benjamin Taylor, author of Proust: The Search

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Now Available:

Don't Come Back

“Lina Ferreira is a shape-shifter of an essayist, never predictable. The worlds she inhabits are as big as legend and as small as a family in Colombia navigating the large and small cruelties of life. To try to define this book would be to kill it—the essays leap over formal boundaries in prose (by turns, moving, hilarious, and brutal) that can only ignite and inspire the imagination and intellect of the sympathetic reader.” —Robin Hemley, author of Nola: A Memoir of Faith, Art, and Madness

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Coming in April:

My Father's Closet

“From the outside, the McClintocks looked about as wholesome and midwestern as it gets. But on the inside, a bewildering emotional vacuum was taking a complicated toll. Karen McClintock reconstructs the details of her father’s double life with novelistic flair, keen psychological insight, and graceful compassion.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home (2006), Are You My Mother? (2012), and 2014 MacArthur Fellow

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Available in August:

Community In-Between /
Urur Dhex Dhexad Ah

Community In-Between / Urur Dhex Dhexad Ah: Portraits of Somali-Americans in Columbus by Qorsho Hassan and Ruth M. Smith is an interactive storytelling experience highlighting the tales of fifteen young Somali Americans who are actively involved in community building amidst the transition from preparation to participation. Through image and word, each narrative examines the nuances of being Somali and American.

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Now Available:

The Haygoods of Columbus

“ a grave and beautiful surprise.” —Reynolds Price   

The Haygoods of Columbus is indeed a love story: the love of a boy for his family, the love of a man for the truth.” —Nikki Giovanni

“Gracefully written and often moving, The Haygoods of Columbus takes the black experience out of the realm of sociology and puts it squarely in the kingdom of literature.” —David Nicholson, The Washington Post

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Coming in Spring 2017:

Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs

Everything Lost was written during the same period as JunkyQueer, and The Yage Letters, and it sheds light on all of them, as well as on Burroughs’s methods of composition, the way he worked his material out in letters or journal entries before incorporating it into his books. Here we have a portrait of the artist in the act of becoming, a glimpse beneath the icon and its aftermath.” —David L. Ulin, The Los Angeles Times

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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Everything Lost: The Latin American Notebook of William S. Burroughs

Edited by Geoffrey D. Smith, John M. Bennett, and Oliver Harris

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Thurberville

Bob Hunter

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Don't Come Back

Lina María Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas

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Polonium in the Playhouse

Linda Carrick Thomas

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Iron Valley

Clayton J. Ruminski

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Columbus, Ohio

Mansel G. Blackford

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Smallmouth Sonny of Bass Island Bar

Bill Schroeder, Ilustrated by James Billiter

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June in Eden

Rosalie Moffett

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Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and Inks 1994-1997

Edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell and Jared Gardner

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La Verdad: An International Dialogue on Hip Hop Latinidades

Edited by Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Jason Nichols

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The Immigrant Kitchen

Vivian Nun Halloran

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A Passion for Specificity: Confronting Inner Experience in Literature and Science

Marco Caracciolo and Russell T. Hurlburt
Foreword by Eric Schwitzgebel

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Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales

Edited by Kathleen Coyne Kelly and Tison Pugh
Foreword by Terry Jones

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Fragments for a History of a Vanishing Humanism

Edited by Myra Seaman and Eileen A. Joy

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Language Files, 12th Edition

Department of Linguistics, The Ohio State University

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New in Paperback

Ancient Sex: New Essays

Edited by Ruby Blondell and Kirk Ormand
Epilogue by David M. Halperin

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Victorians Reading the Romantics: Essays by U. C. Knoepflmacher

U. C. Knoepflmacher
Edited by Linda M. Shires

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50 new books a year. We specialize in literary and culture studies, including narrative theory, Victorian studies, critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and medieval studies. We also acquire books in regional studies, creative works, rhetoric, linguistics, and publish the annual winners of our short fiction and poetry prizes.

In addition to its books, the Press publishes a distinguished group of journals including Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.