Sneak preview of books coming out in 2019 from around the world. Includes- Turkey, Egypt, and Syria: A Travelogue Shibli Numani Translated by Gregory Maxwell Bruce The Odyssey of an Apple Thief Moishe Rozenbaumas Edited by Isabelle Rozenbaumas The Book of Disappearance: A Novel Ibtisam Azem Translated from Arabic by Sinan Antoon
Building the Perfect Boxing Library, Quarantine Style Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano and The Onion Picker: Carmen Basilio and Boxing in the 1950s included in BoxingScene.com’s top ten list of of boxing books. Read the full article
Television Finales: from Howdy Doody to Girls
Jadaliyya Q&A with Waleed Mahdi SU Press author Charles Kastner won the 2020 Paul Cowan Non-Fiction Peace Corps Writers Award for Race Across America: Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies. Kastner chronicles the story of African American runner, Eddie “The Sheik” Gardner who withstood daily death threats and intimidation to compete at the highest levels of the new sports of trans-America racing, and became a symbol hope and pride to Black America for his courage. Chuck Kastner discusses “Race Across America” racism, sports, courage and running with the host of Downtown with Rich Kimball Click below to listen to…
Davison’s agile close readings and innovative perspectives make this study a valuable addition to the growing critical reassessment of O’Brien’s work. The author makes a strong case that O’Brien was not only a ground-breaking Irish novelist but, as she herself wanted to be known, a novelist of the world who was unafraid to take chances and break through feminine stereotypes. Click Here to read the full review in Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
“Art historian Hinman tells the story of New York City’s second Madison Square Garden entertainment complex, which opened in 1890. Her central figures are architect Stanford White (1854–1906) and sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848–1907), with White’s trendsetting firm of McKim, Mead & White designing the Italian Renaissance-style ‘pleasure palace,’ its arena, exhibition hall, theater, concert hall, and restaurant boasting the world’s largest indoor space and the city’s tallest tower. To crown the tower dome, Saint-Gaudens produced a weather vane in the form of the gilded goddess Diana. The narrative delves into contemporary art, architecture, construction, and show business, depicting White…
LitHub recommends “Smarter Reading” from University Presses to celebrate the upcoming University Press Week “This November, pick up a university press book—or two—to learn more about the issues of the day. That’s the hope of the international university press organization AUPresses, which celebrates the eighth annual University Press Week, November 3-9.” Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines’s book People’s Peace: Prospects for a Human Future is among the selections in the reading list.
Why Alliances Fail: Islamist and Leftist Coalitions in North Africa by Matt Buehler won the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society Book Award. The book explores how authoritarian regimes manipulate rural politics to shatter coalitions between two of the fiercest opponents of their rule, Islamists and leftists.
Libyan author Najwa Bin Shatwan’s story “The Sharp Bend at Al-Bakur,” translated by Sawad Hussain, was awarded the 2019 ArabLit Short Story Prize. Syracuse University Press will be releasing the English translation of Bin Shatwan’s novel The Slave Yards in the spring of 2020.
Stephen Riegel’s Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York is a fascinating chronicle of the life, times, and notorious disappearance of Judge Joseph F. Crater in Jazz Age Manhattan. “The raucous world of Jazz Age Manhattan rushes forth from the pages of this enjoyable narrative—from Tammany politicos and Broadway gadabouts to good government reformers and desperate entrepreneurs, Riegel brings to life a colorful cast of characters and momentous episodes that make this story unforgettable.” —Robert Chiles, author of The Revolution of ’28 and co-editor of New York History View the book trailer and others…