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The Real Life of the Parthenon

Patricia Vigderman
“Part memoir, part travelogue and part musing on cultural patrimony, her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in the modern era.” —The New York Times

“The work is a sequence of beautifully interwoven meditations. Like any wide-awake traveler, Ms. Vigderman asks questions. . . . Owing to bravura writing, this book is as rewarding for an armchair traveler as for a first-time or seasoned one.” —The Wall Street Journal

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Love’s Long Line

Sophfronia Scott

“A book that will give you life in these perilous times”—The Root

“Sophfronia Scott’s beautiful collection of essays is wise and ruminative, a pleasure to read.” —Bret Lott, New York Times best-selling author of Jewel

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A Graphic Novel

“An extraordinary graphic novel with the perfect alchemy of writer and illustrator, exploring, with poignancy and fortitude, the lives of vulnerable and homeless children in Mexico City. A tale of mystery, ambiguity, and hope that will break your heart.” —Marjorie Agosin, author of I Lived on Butterfly Hill
A New York Times New & Noteworthy selection.
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Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer

Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Alberto Ledesma

“Affecting, highly charged, and deserving of broad attention.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a powerful document.” —Publishers Weekly

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer is an eye-opening glimpse into a mostly hidden way of life.” —Foreword Reviews

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William S. Burroughs' "The Revised Boy Scout Manual"

An Electronic Revolution
Edited by Geoffrey D. Smith & Jonh M. Bennett

“The Revised Boy Scout Manual offers easy-to-read proof that the uncensored human imagination allowed to freely extrapolate about future social change can offer outrageous scenarios and fresh language capable of inspiring readers decades into the future.”—V. Vale, founder and publisher of RE/Search, from the Afterword.

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Apocalypse, Darling

“This narrative lyric uses its gorgeous lyricism to show us how, physically and psychically, every moment is a new country, each quietly burning with its own apocalypse.” —Susanne Paola Antonetta, author of Body Toxic and Make Me a Mother

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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BK Fischer

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Albertus Magnus, On Animals: A Medieval Summa Zoologica

Translated and annotated by Kenneth F. Kitchell, Jr. & Irven Michael Resnick

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Bob Hunter

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Polonium in the Playhouse

Linda Carrick Thomas

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The Ohio State University in the Sixties

Now in Paperback

William Shkurti

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Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition

Edited by Sheila Murnaghan and Ralph M. Rosen

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Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States

Edited by James J. Donahue, Jennifer Ho, and Shaun Morgan

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Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies

Edited by Robert Patrick Newcomb and Richard A. Gordon

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Reading Conrad

J. Hillis Miller
Edited by John G. Peters and Jakob Lothe

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Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form, and Theory in Postcolonial Narratives

Edited by Divya Dwivedi, Henrik Skov Nielsen, and Richard Walsh

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About the Ohio State University Press:

The Ohio State University Press was established in 1957 and currently publishes 50-60 new books a year. We specialize in literary and cultural studies, (including comics, narrative theory, Victorian studies, and medieval studies) American studies, rhetoric and communication, gender and sexuality studies, and race and ethnic studies (including Black studies and Latinx studies). We also acquire books in regional studies on our Trillium imprint, creative works, on our Mad Creek imprint, and linguistics, and publish the annual winners of The Journal’s non/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, Adoption & Culture, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.

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Patricia Vigderman's The Real Life of the Parthenon reviewed in The Wall Street Journal:
“Ms. Vigderman’s polished prose is never vague; it never gropes, nor does it disappoint. The work is a sequence of beautifully interwoven meditations.”

Reviewed in The New York Times:
“Part memoir, part travelogue and part musing on cultural patrimony, her new book is a voyage around the ancient world in which she examines the issues raised by the migration of art in the modern era.”

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Angelitos: A Graphic Novel 
New York Times New & Noteworthy selection.
“Angelitos vividly captures the mix of good and bad within all people and societies.”—Foreword Reviews
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Have you or someone you know been affected by the opioid crisis here in Ohio? Do you have a story to tell? Click here to learn more about participating in a book project about the Ohio opioid crisis and about how your story can be a part of it.

Calling all Columbus writers! We're looking for submissions to the Columbus Anthology, to be co-published with Belt Publishing in Cleveland. For more information on submissions, Click here.

Coming Soon
 by BK Fischer
Radioapocrypha received a starred review from Publishers Weekly
“Fischer remixes Scripture with 1980s nostalgia in a smart novella-in-verse that impressively balances high- and low-brow elements.”
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Call for Proposals: Our newest journal, Adoption & Culture, seeks submissions for a special issue on adoption pedagogy.  Find out more here.