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With Our Baggage

By: Alan Berecka

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2013

Seller ID: 9780985255299

ISBN: 0985255293

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2013, Book Condition: New. The poems in 'With Our Baggage' remind us of the baggage we all carry and show us how to do it with grace. The range of subjects is vast, from baseball heroes to the failures of fathers, from being a poet to being Polish in South Texas, from God's radio to American machismo. But the real subject here is the human animal in its many glorious strivings and bumbling failures. The result is a vision of the world as a strange, funny, beautiful place. Though Berecka's poems are sometimes hila... View more info

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That's Entertainment: Field Notes on Love, Politics, and Movie Musicals

By: Alan Gann

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2017

Seller ID: 9781942956525

ISBN: 1942956525

Condition: New


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That's Entertainment: Field Notes on Love, Politics, and Movie Musicals

By: Alan Gann

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2017

Seller ID: 9781942956525-01

ISBN: 1942956525

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My Other Mother's Red Mercedes

By: Bargen, Walter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781942956617

ISBN: 1942956614

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An Affair of the Stilled Heart

By: Bobby Aldridge

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781942956181

ISBN: 1942956185

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2016, Book Condition: New. Never has there been anything so intimate yet so unknown as death. It is the dedicated spouse to life itself, unavoidable and inseparable. Often spoken of together as though they were one; Todd and Mary, Frank and Linda, Life and Death. They are a tempestuously passionate couple. With a civil and proper public face and darker private struggles, they are always discreetly at odds until their passion spills into the public eye and we see the power and intrusiveness of their relationship. ... View more info

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Early Men

By: Britt Haraway

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781942956259

ISBN: 1942956258

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2016, Book Condition: New. Most of the short stories in this collection are set in the south, places like Memphis, East Tennessee, North Mississippi,and Texas. A blurb from Josh Weil:"These moving stories of characters struggling with their own flaws, fighting to right their tilted lives or survive a loved one's loss, are richly imagined, admirably complex, and shine with the subtlety and sensitivity of truly fine writing. But Early Men is more than that. By bravely grappling with the political as well ... View more info

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Underground Musicians

By: Carol Coffee Reposa

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2013

Seller ID: 9780985083809

ISBN: 0985083808

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2013, Book Condition: New. In Underground Musicans Carol Coffee Reposa presents a delicious double metaphor of geography and color. In her itinerary she leads us first to Mexico and Ecuador, then to Western Europe, to Russia, then back home. In this collection, so much depends upon images-the pulse of guitars and trumpets in Veracruz, the Nazca lines spiraling across the horizon, the picture of Lucifer's face turned away as God hurls him from the heavens and scores of other images that, in Carol's talented hands,... View more info

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Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Picket Fences

By: Carol Smallwood

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780991107483

ISBN: 0991107489

Condition: New


Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2014, Book Condition: New. That time brings metamorphosis to all things should be evident living on a planet with molten lava at its core. Shakespeare wrote about sea-change transforming our bones “into something rich and strange”. Most change is so subtle that we do not see it even though it has been going on since the Big Bang—and we may speculate if it was happening even earlier. The classical four elements: Water, Earth, Air, and Fire regarded for centuries as the states-of-matter or simplest ma... View more info

Rottens, Chatterboxes & Mayors: Three Short Plays from the Spanish Golden Age

By: Catalina Castillon, AndyC

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781942956341

ISBN: 1942956347

Condition: New


Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2016, Book Condition: New. The three short plays in this volume deal with timeless important issues, have the potential for a diverse cast, and most important, they are funny. Written during the Spanish Golden Age, they still resonate with a modern audience as they deal with the basic foibles of the human condition. Historians know that Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616), author of the first great novel, Don Quixote, wrote one of these plays: The Election of the Mayors of Daganzo, and internal evidence in t... View more info

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Mad Habits of a Life

By: Chappell, Julie

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2019

Seller ID: 9781942956655

ISBN: 1942956657

Condition: New


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Failing Heaven

By: Charles Behlen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780991107452

ISBN: 0991107454

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2014, Book Condition: New. Charles Behlen's poems in 'Failing Heaven'-whether the setting is a peepshow booth in Hobbs, New Mexico, a death row cell in Huntsville, a food bank in Dumas, or a street corner in San Antonio-affirm that our suffering sanctifies the profane. . 2014. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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Waiting for an Etcher

By: Chip Dameron

Price: $16.75

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9780991532186

ISBN: 099153218X

Condition: New


Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2015, Book Condition: New. From life along the South Texas border to travels abroad to the vitality of family bonds, Waiting for an Etcher provides a series of memorable images and insights. Chip Dameron's eye for detail and gift of phrasing offer readers the opportunity to enter the world of each poem and experience its landscape. . 2015. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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Elder Tree

By: Chris Ellery

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781942956327

ISBN: 1942956320

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2016, Book Condition: New. Elder Tree embodies a lifetime of experience and observation, dream and fantasy, quest and discovery in the shape of the mystical elder. As the thirteenth and last tree of the Celtic tree calendar, the elder is associated with pain, dissolution, and death. It provided both the wood of the cross and the limb from which Judas hanged himself. But it is also a medicinal tree, source of many folk remedies. And as the tree of the Triple Goddess, its energies are feminine and committed to the ... View more info

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The Beatest State in the Union: An Anthology of Beat Texas Writing

By: Christopher Carmona, Ed.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2016

Seller ID: 9781942956082

ISBN: 1942956088

Condition: New


Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2016, Book Condition: New. Many of the major Beat writers of the 1950s and 1960s had a fascination with Texas. They spent time there, traveled around the state, wrote there. And left a legacy among the Texas writers they met as well as those influenced by reading the original Beats. This anthology includes both well-known Beat writers and writers who are currently in the process of making names for themselves with their publications. . 2016. TRADE PAPERBACK. View more info

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When You Find Us We Will Be Gone: Stories

By: Christopher Linforth

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9780991107490

ISBN: 0991107497

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2014, Book Condition: New. In these twelve stories, Christopher Linforth explores the complexities, difficulties, and troubling alienation of the modern world. This diverse, innovative collection spans the globe and includes elegant meditations on a failing relationship in post-Communist Croatia, a violin appraiser's quest to auction a rare Stradivarius, a difficult and troubling father-son relationship in 1950s Levittown, a posse of cowboys hired to round-up feral cattle in Japan, and a post-modern novella char... View more info

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The Pilgrimage, Selected Poems 1962-2012

By: Dave Oliphant

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2012

Seller ID: 9780985255244

ISBN: 0985255242

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2012, Book Condition: New. In the tradition of literary pilgrimages, the one is this book is both physical and spiritual. Dave Oliphant moves us around West, Central, and East Texas in poems named after towns: Wink, Denton, Houston, Honey Island. These poems find the spiritual in the ordinary and share such insights through sight and sound-especially the many sounds of music. Read the poems aloud and listen; you will hear music through the entire collection. The first poem starts the book's pilgrimage with a psal... View more info

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Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry

By: David Bowles

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2013

Seller ID: 9780985255282

ISBN: 0985255285

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2013, Book Condition: New. Winner of the 2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation from the Texas Institute of Letters. In pre-Colombian Mexico, song and dance were vital components of daily life. However, all that is left of this vast tradition of lyrical verse are fewer than 200 poems, most contained in three codices written just after the Spanish conquest. In this new translation, David Bowles employs the tools of English verse to craft accessible, powerful versions of selected songs from the Azte... View more info

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Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas

By: David Bowles

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9781942956013

ISBN: 1942956010

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Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2015, Book Condition: New. Award-winning translator and author David Bowles brings together twenty-five darkly memorable stories of the southern borderlands of Texas, retold in his unique voice. Ranging from the age-old folktales heard at his grandmother's knee to urban legends collected down the years, each of these narratives is brought to stunning visual life by artist José Meléndez. An appendix classifies the pieces and enumerates motifs. . 2015. TRADE PAPERBA... View more info

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Daodejing

By: David Breeden, Wally Swis

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2015

Seller ID: 9780991532179

ISBN: 0991532171

Condition: New


Lamar University Literary Press. New. Lamar University Literary Press, Paperback, 2015, Book Condition: New. This is a multi-step collaborative translation that began with the Chinese put into English, then the three scholar-poets worked on the language of their first step in translation to make better available to modern readers the experience of a poem through an integration of form and meaning. Without such an integration, the aesthetic experience of reading a poem is at best only partial, at worst not a meaningful experience at all. This new Daodejing is both the old one with all its majes... View more info

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A Caddo's Way

By: Delotto, Jeffrey

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Lamar University Literary Press: 2018

Seller ID: 9781942956587

ISBN: 1942956584

Condition: New


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