American Studies: Literature

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the American Studies Association conference. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS: 40% OFF BOOKS

All books below are 40% off using code MN89710. Code expires December 7, 2022.

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CREATIVITY AND REVOLT   //    SOCIAL JUSTICE   //    PUBLIC POLICY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

HISTORY   //    GENDER AND SEXUALITY   //    RACE   //    NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES

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ETHNOGRAPHY   //    LITERATURE   //    LITERARY CRITICISM

MEDIA AND ART   //    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY   //    DISABILITY STUDIES

BACK TO ALL BOOKS ON SALE

Making Love with the Land: Essays Making Love with the Land Essays Joshua Whitehead 2022 Fall
A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world
Isherwood on Writing: The Complete Lectures in California Isherwood on Writing The Complete Lectures in California Christopher Isherwood James J. Berg, Editor 2022 Fall
Isherwood’s lectures on writing and writers, now all available for the first time
The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives The Sky Watched Poems of Ojibwe Lives Linda LeGarde Grover 2022 Fall
A collective memoir in poetry of an Ojibwe family and tribal community, from creation myth to this day, updated with new poems
This Contested Land: The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments This Contested Land The Storied Past and Uncertain Future of America’s National Monuments McKenzie Long 2022 Spring
One woman’s enlightening trek through the natural histories, cultural stories, and present perils of thirteen national monuments, from Maine to Hawaii
Iron Curtain Journals: January–May 1965 Iron Curtain Journals January–May 1965 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The first of three in a series of Ginsberg’s unpublished travel journals
South American Journals: January–July 1960 South American Journals January–July 1960 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
The great Beat poet’s observations, reflections, poetry, and mind-expanding explorations while traveling through South America
The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971 Allen Ginsberg 2022 Fall
An autobiographical journey through America in the turbulent 1960s—the essential backstory to Ginsberg’s National Book Award–winning volume of poetry
Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies Noopiming The Cure for White Ladies Leanne Betasamosake Simpson 2022 Spring
The new novel from the author of As We Have Always Done, a poetic world-building journey into the power of Anishinaabe life and traditions amid colonialism
My Life in the Purple Kingdom My Life in the Purple Kingdom BrownMark 2022 Spring
From the young Black teenager who built a bass guitar in woodshop to the musician building a solo career with Motown Records—Prince’s bassist BrownMark on growing up in Minneapolis, joining Prince and The Revolution, and his life in the purple kingdom
The Dylan Tapes: Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan The Dylan Tapes Friends, Players, and Lovers Talkin’ Early Bob Dylan Anthony Scaduto 2021 Fall
The raw material and interviews behind Anthony Scaduto’s iconic biography of Bob Dylan draw an intimate and multifaceted portrait of the singer-songwriter who defined his era
Earthworks Rising: Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Earthworks Rising Mound Building in Native Literature and Arts Chadwick Allen 2022 Spring
A necessary reexamination of Indigenous mounds, demonstrating their sustained vitality and vibrant futurity by centering Native voices
We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World We Are Meant to Rise Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World Carolyn Holbrook and David Mura, Editors 2021 Fall
A brilliant and rich gathering of voices on the American experience of this past year and beyond, from Indigenous writers and writers of color from Minnesota
Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family Magical Realism for Non-Believers A Memoir of Finding Family Anika Fajardo 2021 Fall
A young woman from Minnesota searches out the Colombian father she’s never known in this powerful exploration of what family really means
Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Gichigami Hearts Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda LeGarde Grover 2021 Fall
Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior
Raising Ollie: How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Raising Ollie How My Nonbinary Art-Nerd Kid Changed (Nearly) Everything I Know Tom Rademacher 2021 Fall
The account of one radically new school year for a Teacher of the Year and for his nonbinary, art-obsessed, brilliant child
Grandmother’s Pigeon Grandmother’s Pigeon Louise Erdrich 2021 Fall
A grandmother’s sudden departure leaves her family with an even more puzzling, and wondrous, surprise in this enchanting story from the National Book Award–winning author—at last back in print
Brave Enough Brave Enough Jessie Diggins 2021 Fall
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter
Lemon Jail: On the Road with the Replacements Lemon Jail On the Road with the Replacements Bill Sullivan 2021 Fall
A tour diary of life on the road with one of Minnesota’s greatest bands—with nearly 100 never-before-seen photographs
Hope in the Struggle: A Memoir Hope in the Struggle A Memoir Josie R. Johnson 2021 Spring
How a Black woman from Texas became one of the most well-known civil rights activists in Minnesota, detailing seven remarkable decades of fighting for fairness in voting, housing, education, and employment
The Range Eternal The Range Eternal Louise Erdrich 2020 Fall
The story of a girlhood lived in the glow of a woodstove from one of the country’s most distinguished and beloved authors, now back in print
Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify: Essays Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify Essays Carolyn Holbrook 2020 Spring
The compassionate and redemptive story of a prominent Black woman in the Twin Cities literary community
In the Night of Memory: A Novel In the Night of Memory A Novel Linda LeGarde Grover 2020 Fall
Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation
Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Tony Oliva The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend Thom Henninger 2020 Spring
The astounding success and personal struggle of the Twins’ beloved outfielder and batting champion—from his arrival from Cuba at age twenty-two to the present
The Alchemy of Meth: A Decomposition The Alchemy of Meth A Decomposition Jason Pine 2019 Fall
Meth cooks practice late industrial alchemy—transforming base materials, like lithium batteries and camping fuel, into gold
Living for Change: An Autobiography Living for Change An Autobiography Grace Lee Boggs 2016 Fall
A remarkable life on the American Left.