SHARP: Literature

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.


All books below are 40% off using code MN89390. Code expires September 15, 2022. 







The Last Bookseller: A Life in the Rare Book Trade The Last Bookseller A Life in the Rare Book Trade Gary Goodman 2023 Fall
A wry, unvarnished chronicle of a career in the rare book trade—now in paperback
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 in this updated edition
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The first of three in a series of Ginsberg’s unpublished travel journals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
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
Letters from Tove Letters from Tove Tove Jansson 2021 Fall
A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins
Lost Souls Lost Souls Honoré de Balzac 2020 Fall
The first new translation of Balzac’s 1847 novel Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes in half a century, fully annotated and with an extensive introduction
Lost Illusions Lost Illusions Honoré de Balzac 2020 Spring
A new annotated translation of the keystone of Balzac’s Comédie Humaine—a sweeping narrative of corrupted idealism in a cynical urban milieu
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
This Wound Is a World This Wound Is a World Billy-Ray Belcourt 2019 Fall
The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man—available for the first time in the United States
The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter The ABC of It Why Children’s Books Matter Leonard S. Marcus 2019 Spring
Original artwork and materials explore children’s literature and its impact in society and culture over time Distributed for the University of Minnesota Libraries, Kerlan Collection
Speech Begins after Death Speech Begins after Death Michel Foucault 2016 Fall
An interview with Michel Foucault on the problems and pleasures of writing
Writing Writing Marguerite Duras 2011 Fall
Celebrated writer Marguerite Duras on the artistic process
remixthebook remixthebook Mark Amerika 2011 Fall
A model of contemporary remixing and a groundbreaking reflection on digital media
Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity Suspended Animation Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity Nathalie op de Beeck 2010 Fall
An innovative analysis of children’s picture books from the interwar period in America
Neatness Counts: Essays on the Writer’s Desk Neatness Counts Essays on the Writer’s Desk Kevin Kopelson 2006 Spring
An intimate view of literary work space
FirstDays of the Year FirstDays of the Year Helene Cixous 1998 Spring
A searching meditation on “authorship” by an eminent theorist.