Now Available:

A Mother's Tale

“Lopate, in possession of 20 hours of recorded interviews with his mother — conducted 30 years prior — draws on his recollections of their relationship, all the while confronted with the sound of her voice in response to his own long ago questions. . . Lucky for us, the cassettes collected dust in a shoebox in the closet until he was ready to write this entertaining and moving book, which is equal parts reflection, reconstruction, police interrogation, psychiatric evaluation, and, ultimately, tribute to his mother.”— Annabelle Gurwitch, The Los Angeles Review of Books

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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-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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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 SUMMER 2017:

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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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.