University Press of Kentucky
University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of academic books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields and the publication of significant books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, serving all Kentucky state-sponsored institutions of higher learning as well as seven private colleges and Kentucky’s two major historical societies.
Robert Penn Warren Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813114255
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1981
Description:
Long recognized as one of America's foremost men of letters, Robert Penn Warren continues to dazzle us with his many-sided genius. In the haunting images of his poetry, the narrative power of his fiction, the revealing insights of his essays, we find literary achievement of the highest order.Warren's writing has merited the close attention of literary critics.
Arms Transfers under Nixon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813104041
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1981
Description:
A model of policy analysis, Arms Transfers under Nixon provides a lucid and lively demonstration of how the Nixon administration combined skillful diplomacy and the adroit use of arms transfers to bring about a remarkable series of American foreign policy achievements. The Middle East provides the most dramatic example. Here, the Arab-Israeli military balance was stabilized, Egypt was persuaded and enabled to forsake its heavy dependence upon the Soviet Union, conditions favorable to peace negotiations were arranged, and important interim agreements were brokered by the United States.
Black American Literature and Humanism Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780813114361
Pub Date: 30 Dec 1981
Description:
For Black writers, what is tradition? What does it mean to them that Western humanism has excluded Black culture? Seven noted Black writers and critics take up these and other questions in this collection of original essays, attempting to redefine humanism from a Black perspective, to free it from ethnocentrism, and to enlarge its cultural base.
Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780813114453
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Description:
In 1979 Robert Penn Warren returned to his native Todd Country, Kentucky, to attend ceremonies in honor of another native son, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, whose United States citizenship had just been restored, ninety years after his death, by a special act of Congress. From that nostalgic journey grew this reflective essay on the tragic career of Jefferson Davis -- "not a modern man in any sense of the word but a conservative called to manage what was, in one sense, a revolution." Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back is also a meditation by one of our most respected men of letters on the ironies of American history and the paradoxes of the modern South.
Local Politics in Communist Countries Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780813113982
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Illustrations: tables
Description:
There are many reasons why it is important to study local politics -- political culture, government, political process -- in Communist party states. As in all politics, local politics in Communist party states are the political articulation of the local community. This is the political arena where policies concerning local issues are formulated by the officials.
The Run for the Elbertas Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780813101514
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Description:
In language both spare and colorful, sure in its command of Appalachian dialect and poetic in its evocation of mountain settings, James Still's stories reveal the lives of his people -- lives of privation and struggle, lived with honesty as well as humor. With a foreword by Cleanth Brooks and an afterword by the author, The Run for the Elbertas features thirteen stories from one of America's masters of the short story. Enjoyable and enriching, Still's stories sparkle with wisdom and joy.
The Transformations of Godot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780813113920
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Description:
Didi, Gogo, Pozzo, Lucky -- the bizarre names stand out strangely against the bare-bones landscape of Waiting for Godot. In an intriguing new study of one of the most haunting plays of this century, Frederick Busi shows that these names serve important dramatic functions, reinforcing the changing roles assumed by the mysterious characters in their tortuous search for -- and avoidance of -- self.Busi also explores Beckett's convoluted literary relationship with James Joyce, especially as revealed in the plays-within-the-play and verbal jigh jinks of Finnegan's Wake, where, as in Godot, the same characters keep dreamily encountering themselves in different disguises, under shifting names.
Trees Of Heaven Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780813101507
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1980
Description:
Originally published in 1940, Stuart's first novel introduced his reader to one of the most unforgettable characters of American literature--Boliver Tussie, the hard-drinking, happy-go-lucky squatter who works just enough to get by.
The Impossible Observer Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780813113890
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1979
Description:
Rationality, objectivity, symmetry: were these really principles urged and exemplified by eighteenth-century English prose? In this persuasive study, Robert W. Uphaus argues that, on the contrary, many of the most important works of the period do not actually lead the reader into a new awareness of just how problematical, how unsusceptible to reason, both the world and our easy assumptions about it are.
The Half-Blood Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780813113906
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1979
Description:
The half-blood -- half Indian, half white -- is a frequent figure in the popular fiction of nineteenth-century America, for he (or sometimes she) served to symbolize many of the conflicting cultural values with which American society was then wrestling. In literature, as in real life the half-blood was a product of the frontier, embodying the conflict between wilderness and civilization that haunted and stirred the American imagination. What was his identity?
Men of the Mountains Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780813101439
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1979
Description:
Written by a beloved American author who grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians, these twenty-one short stories explore the daily lives and activities of Kentucky mountaineers. Life, animate existence, absorbs Jesse Stuart. Never is it more vital than when juxtaposed with death, hence the contrasting motifs of life and death permeating his work.
Head o' W-Hollow Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780813101422
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1979
Description:
Stuart's first book of short stories remains haunting, powerful, and humorous.
River Of Earth Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813113722
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1978
Description:
First published in 1940, James Still's masterful novel has become a classic. It is the story, seen through the eyes of a boy, of three years in the life of his family and their kin. He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its sense of independence and the mining camp with its uncertain promise of material prosperity.
The Kentucky Harness Horse Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780813102139
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1978
Series: Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf
Description:
This informative book shows how the influence of Kentucky Standard breeding spread across the nation and finally around the world. Here is the story of the horses and farms, the men and women who made it possible. Rich with anecdote and founded on a unique store of learning, it will delight both the newcomer to the sport and the lifelong devotee.
The Public Papers of Governor Wendell H. Ford, 1971-1974 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 722
ISBN: 9780813106021
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1978
Series: Public Papers of the Governors of Kentucky
Description:
This volume presents a record of the Ford administration. From among the many public speeches delivered by Wendell Ford during the three years he served as Governor, W. Landis Jones has chosen a representative sample that reflects the wide-ranging concerns of the Ford administration.
The Tragic Myth Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9780813113784
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1978
Series: Studies in Romance Languages
Description:
With literature, music constituted the most important activity of poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca's life. The two arts were closely related to each other throughout his career. As a child, Lorca imbibed traditional Andalusian songs from the lips of the family maids, whom he would remember with affection years later.