Now Available:

The Gentleman from Ohio

“He was an outsider who became an ultimate insider, but one who never ceased fighting for the poor, the hard-pressed, the exploited, not just in Ohio but nationwide, and not just for African Americans but for all those in need of a champion. Louis Stokes’ unique personality and character shine through in this book. Full of humor, graciousness, anger, and glowing optimism, The Gentleman from Ohio is an essential read.” —Vernon Jordan

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The Ohio State University in the Sixties

“This is the best account of OSU in the 1960s that I’ve ever seen. Bill Shkurti has presented a thorough account of the issues and events of the period. These were controversial times, and this book respects different points of view. His experiences as a former student and later as a vice president has enabled him to present a very balanced and accurate work. . . Check the pictures. You may see someone you know!” —Raimund E. Goerler, author of The Ohio State University: An Illustrated History

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Lustron Stories

“Charles Mintz’s Lustron Stories is a compelling work on many levels. Mintz’s work reminds us of the complexities of these spaces. The Lustron prefabricated house also provides a consistency of field and common reference to space that draws our eye naturally to the people and the relationships depicted in the photographs. The subjects are, indeed, home.” —Douglas Knerr, author of Suburban Steel: The Magnificent Failure of the Lustron Corporation, 1945–1951

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Coming in November:

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:

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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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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Coming in Spring 2017:

Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994–1997

Drawing the Line: Comics Studies and INKS, 1994–1997 collects some of the most important essays from INKS: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to comics studies. Included in the volume are essays by pioneering comics scholars on newspaper comic strips, Japanese manga, Chinese lianhuanhua, comic books, graphic novels, and editorial cartoons, alongside writings and artwork by celebrated cartoonists such as Will Eisner, Oliver Harrington, Charles Schulz, and Frank Stack.

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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A Mother's Tale

Phillip Lopate

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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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My Father's Closet

Karen McClintock

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Polonium in the Playhouse

Linda Carrick Thomas

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Iron Valley

Clayton J. Ruminski

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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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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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New in Paperback

Centennial Buckeye Cook Book

Introduction and appendixes by Andrew F. Smith

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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

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 theoryVictorian studies, critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, medieval studies, and classics. 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 the Journal of Higher Education, the leading scholarly journal on the institution of higher education. We also publish American Periodicals and Narrative