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Searching for Eden: John Steinbeck’s Ethical Career
By author: John H. Timmerman
Product Code: H885
ISBN: 9780881464788
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Ethics for Steinbeck always entailed justice. This didn’t change over the course of his long career. Justice is constituted of a communal spirit, a relational situation in which individual humans care for their fellows, and a state that champions the cause of the needy and outcast. Any violation merits punishment if incurred by an individual or rebellion if incurred by the state. Upon such points as these most Steinbeck readers agree. What hasn’t been done before, however, and what SEARCHING FOR EDEN undertakes, is a careful analysis of how these ideas fluctuated at different points during Steinbeck’s literary career. Of utmost importance here are the latter years of Steinbeck’s life when his deepening political involvement and immersion in Arthurian myth shaped a changing ethic altogether.

Secrets in a House Divided: A Novel of Civil War Richmond
By author: Clara Silverstein
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H963
ISBN: 9780881466690
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In the summer of 1864, the ongoing war against the Union leaves the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia jittery and dispirited. When Amanda, a lonely, young mother whose husband is away fighting for the Confederacy, meets a convalescing soldier, she welcomes the diversion. Her enchantment soon turns to panic when she discovers she is pregnant. Hiding the shameful secret from her husband and her neighbors consumes her.

Set List
By author: Raymond L. Atkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H953
ISBN: 9780881466669
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
SET LIST begins in 1970, when Blanchard Shankles and John Covey come together and start making music in a rock and roll band named Skyye. They were two young men from Sequoyah, Georgia, with limited prospects and big dreams, who were joined in their quest for fame and fortune by their friends Ford Man Cooper, Chicken Raines, Jimbo Tant, Tucker McFry, and Simpson Taggart. These fledgling musicians set out upon a musical voyage that spanned four decades, fifty states, and uncounted miles as they pursued the elusive success that was always just one song ahead of them.

Shakespeare’s History:Introduction to the Interpretation of THE FIRST PART OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH and the English Histories
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H842
ISBN: 9780881462807
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is Shakespeare’s first work for the stage, his first dramatic hit, and, also, his most controversial and suspect history play, a literary genre he perfected. From the vantage of his opening act its close study affords the original introduction to all the histories and the Shakespearean stage as such, as well as to his idea of time and the world generally, that is, to the Shakespearean education.

Shakespeare’s Philosopher King: Reading the Tragedy of King Lear
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H801
ISBN: 9780881461855
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The Tragedy of King Lear precedes Cymbeline, King of Britain, as the earliest of Shakespeare’s English history plays in the sense that it represents a primordial age when the “sceptered isle” of “England” was hardly yet even clearly differentiated from “Britain.”

Shakespeare’s Prince: The Interpretation of the Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth
By author: Guy Story Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H868
ISBN: 9780881464337
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth is Shakespeare’s most thoughtful history play—it was about this play that Schlegel made his famous comment that “Shakespeare was as profound a historian as a poet.” Yet, this last play, Shakespeare’s lone Tudor history, was popular at its first playing and has proven a crowd pleaser whenever it has been performed. Ever seductive in its trappings of power and emphatic pomp and pageantry, it delineates in a political way the characters of England’s most surpassing statesman and her finest queen, as well as of the king thought most infamous of all by celebrated later English writers like Hazlitt and Dickens.

Sharps Cabaret: Poems
By author: Katy Giebenhain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P543
ISBN: 9780881466140
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
The moving targets of identity are not always dramatic or final. SHARPS CABARET brings us ex-expatriate poems. They enter—in one way or another—once-familiar territory. Here, when re-crossing oceans, streets, supermarket aisles, or exam rooms, the trip is always a trip. Something is always at stake. In SHARPS CABARET, Giebenhain handles the underestimated and overlooked with good-natured force. From horseshoe-pitching in a war zone to Mary the Mother of God speaking from an icon, from reading graffiti in a Prague restaurant to American health insurers acting like highway bandits, from the startling cleanliness of German windows to the introduction of the patron saint of the world’s most confusingly-named disease, here’s a collection that urges us to look again.

Sifting Artifacts
By author: Kathy A. Bradley
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P642
ISBN: 9780881468342
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
In her third book of essays, Kathy Bradley continues to ask important questions about humanity, community, and stewardship. Writing from the family farm where she has lived for almost forty years, she has long looked for answers to those questions in her interactions with the natural world--the change of seasons, the wildlife that shares the land, the sky and its occupants--interactions that provide a framework for making sense of uncertainty and obscurity.

Sign Language: Reading Flannery O’Connor’s Graphic Narrative
By author: Ruth Reiniche
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H984
ISBN: 9780881467406
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Flannery O'Connor is unique in that she is not only familiar with seventeenth-century emblematic representations of scriptural truth, but she is also knowledgeable of the conventions of twentieth-century art forms. Her characters are illuminated by textual images formulated from the juxtaposition of scripture, seventeenth- and twentieth-century archetypes, and street detritus that inhabits pictorial sequences exceeding the boundaries of time and diachronically upending O'Connor's narrative world.

Sleeping Above Chaos
By author: Ann Hite
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P535
ISBN: 9780881465846
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Imagine the relationship triangle from “East of Eden” and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite’s new Black Mountain novel, SLEEPING ABOVE CHAO. Hite’s fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels. The reader will travel to a ranch in Montana, to Pearl Harbor, and to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, while watching the cast of characters struggle through World War II, emerging into adulthoods which would weigh heavy on anyone’s shoulders. The story ends as the Civil Rights Movement ignites.

Sleuthing C. S. Lewis : More Light in the Shadowlands
Product Code: P215
ISBN: 9780865547308
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $23.00

Sober Cannibals, Drunken Christians: Melville, Kierkegaard, and Tragic Optimism in Polarized Worlds
By author: Jamie Lorentzen
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P409
ISBN: 9780881462005
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Despite that they didn’t know each other, the writing styles of American writer Herman Melville (1819–1891) and Danish writer Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855) complement each other, especially their humor, irony, penchants for paradox, and passions for imagery and poetics. In addition, their works similarly address issues of the world and time. Esthetic, ethical, social, philosophical, and theological paths on which they walk reveal similar footprints.

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