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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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Community In-Between /
Urur Dhex-Dhexaad Ah

“This project—a collaboration of the Somali community, Somali artists and local arts organizations, and the authors and young Somali photographers—has produced a fascinating portrait of Columbus’s Somali community as seen through the eyes of its young people.”
—Michael Coleman, former mayor of Columbus

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A Mother's Tale

“In some matters new judgments are reached, on others old ones are confirmed, and on occasion he remains as confounded as ever. But ultimately, like Peter Andreas — like all of us, if we're fortunate — he has cause to proclaim a redeeming truth: ‘I owe an enormous debt to my mother and her love for us as children, which was never in dispute.’” —Jerald Walker, New York Times Book Review

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

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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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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Every Species of Hope

“These tender, strange, and beautiful glimpses of nature contain a delightful blend of artistry and dappled light.” —Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses

“The poems of a man who has assembled his own house from the matter that lies beyond enclosure. And then, through language and observation, learned to live and thrive in it.” —Daniel Halpern, founder of Ecco and Antaeus, and author of Something Shiny

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New & Forthcoming Titles:

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My Father’s Closet

Karen McClintock

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You, Me, and the Violence

Catherine Taylor

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Quakertown

Lee Martin

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Basics of Language for Language Learners, 2nd Edition

Peter W. Culicover and Elizabeth V. Hume

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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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Thurberville

Bob Hunter

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Polonium in the Playhouse

Linda Carrick Thomas

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The Gentleman From Ohio

Now in Paperback

Louis Stokes

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The Ohio State University in the Sixties

Now in Paperback

William Shkurti

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On board the USS Mason

Now in Paperback

James Dunn

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Iron Valley

Now in Paperback

Clayton J. Ruminski

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Columbus, Ohio

Now in Paperback

Mansel G. Blackford

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Smallmouth Sonny of Bass Island Bar

Bill Schroeder, Ilustrated by James Billiter

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Literatures of Liberation

Mukti Lakhi Mangharam

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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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Media of Serial Narrative

Edited by Frank Kelleter

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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, American Periodicals, Victorians, North American Journal of Celtic Studies, and Narrative.

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Our newest journal has been accepted into ProjectMUSE!

Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature has just been accepted into ProjectMUSE's Premium Collection. Read more about this latest develpoment in this press release.

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WINNER OF THE GOURNAY PRIZE
We are pleased to announce Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel’s Fear Icons as winner of our inaugural prize series. Fear Icons is a timely inquiry into the complex relationship between love and fear—and the ways that each intensifies the other. 

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Dublin Arts Council is presenting the exhibit, Urur Dhex-Dhexaad Ah: Community In-Between in collaboration with guest preparators Ruth Smith and Qorsho Hassan.

The exhibition is on view through April 14, 2017.

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Read a Review of Phillip Lopate's new book,
A Mother's Tale
In a recent issue of the New York Review of Books