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The Gospel of Rot: A Novel
By author: Gregory Ariail
Product Code: P646
ISBN: 9780881468489
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Price: $20.00
At the age of seventy-one, the recluse Amelia finally leaves her home in the North Carolina mountains to find the world grown strange and almost deserted. In her quest to unravel the mysteries of this apocalyptic landscape, she encounters a neighbor turned into an apple tree, children trapped in mica, and her doppelgänger. THE GOSPEL OF ROT is a creative intervention into the Appalachian imaginary, steeped in the Southern gothic. It explores lesser-known, idiosyncratic, and historically taboo subjects: Biblical apocrypha, heterodoxy, mysticism, queerness, Cherokee lore, and the weird and the fantastic. It strives to upend and complicate any static conception of the Appalachian experience

The Greats of Cuttercane
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H827
ISBN: 9780881462494
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $22.00
When Asa Holbrook Staggs stepped into the cold-water spring that would later bear his name, he was drunk. The date was November 18, 1914. He pulled himself from the water, sober, cold, and converted to a new life in the Lord. Thus began the legend of Asa's Spring. The Greats of Cuttercane tells the stories of people in Cuttercane, Georgia, the place of Asa's Spring. Written in the edged-in-humor style of caricature, these stories are still shared daily in the South.

The House Began to Pitch: PoemsThe House Began to Pitch: Poems
By author: Kelly Whiddon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P453
ISBN: 9780881463903
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $16.00
Winner of the 2011 Adrienne Bond Award for Poetry The House Began to Pitch is a collection of poems that begins by following the lives of a man and a woman who grow up in the rural South in the fifties and sixties. Many of the poems are told through the lens of fairy tales as a comment on archetypal constructs that make up our ideals of home and family.

The Incarnational Art of Flannery O’Connor
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P583
ISBN: 9780881467062
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Price: $30.00
THE INCARNATIONAL ART OF FLANNERY O'CONNOR argues that O’Connor designed a unique asthetic to defy the Gnostic dualisms that characterize American intellectual and spiritual life. Focusing on stories with artist figures, objets d’art, child protagonists, and embodied images, Lake describes how O’Connor’s fiction actively resists romantic theories of the imagination and religious life by highlighting the epistemological necessity of the body. Ultimately O’Connor challenges the romantic and modern notion of the artist as a fire-stealing Prometheus and replaces it with a notion of the artist as a locally committed craftsman.

The King Who Made Paper Flowers
By author: Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P615
ISBN: 9780881467727
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Price: $18.00
When Arthur Benjamin steps from a Greyhound bus in Savannah, Georgia, he is immediately robbed by an affable street magician named Hamby Cahill. It is Hamby's first act of thievery and the remorse of it so overwhelms him that he finds lodging for Arthur in The Castle, a warehouse supposedly owned by Melinda McFadden, an eccentric and fragile grande dame of imagined aristocracy who is known as Lady to the strange assembly of street people she has arbitrarily selected to be her Guests. There, Arthur finds his family--an ex-con shoplifter, a disgruntled seamstress, a young artist suspected of being a hooker, and a former boxer known as Lightning.

The Letters of Austin Warren: Edited and Selected, with an Introduction and Notes
Original author: Austin Warren   By author: George A. Panichas
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H819
ISBN: 9780881462203
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $55.00
The Letters of Austin Warren enables a reader to perceive what epistolary art signifies, and to appreciate the rehabilitative powers and possibilities of communication and connection that it generates. A reader who enters into this unique epistolary community will find there a rich and incessant flow of ideas, seriously and strenuously deliberated, as well as to hear conversations that are vigorous, dignified, and sapient in tone and content. One who pores over these letters will take an intimate part in the works and days of Austin Warren, Man of Letters and Epistolary Artist.

The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson: Volume 7, 1826–1854 The Collected Poetry and Fiction
Edited by: George H. Tooze
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H872
ISBN: 9780881464412
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $60.00
Volume 7 begins with a poem written when Emily was nine years old (1826) and ends with “My Angel Guide,” written in 1853 prior to her death in June 1854. Between are several hundred of her poems, many of them newly discovered in the papers of her great-grandson, Dr. Stanley Hanna. This is all of her poetry published and unpublished as we know it. Also included are twenty fictional pieces from the magazines that are not included in her several published anthologies. The seven-volume series of The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson (Fanny Forester) is published in cooperation with the American Baptist Historical Society.

The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Harry Potter
By author: John Killinger
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P390
ISBN: 9780881461626
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $17.00
Examining all the Harry Potter novels, John Killinger points out the consistent way in which author J. K. Rowling follows the story of Christ in the Gospels with Harry as a Christ-figure.

The Lost Thing
By author: Sarah Gordon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P638
ISBN: 9780881468304
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Price: $17.00
THE LOST THING is a collection of poems exploring absence and loss and the potential of language to witness that loss. These poems capture the certain fading away--of family, individuals, places, and emotions.

The Marriage of Faith: Christianity in Jane Austen and William Wordsworth
By author: Laura Dabundo
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H844
ISBN: 9780881462821
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Near its heart, English Romanticism—across many writers—acknowledges and celebrates a community that is not just secular but that derives meaning from a religious association and, in fact, a particularly defined religion, that is, Anglican Christianity. William Wordsworth and Jane Austen, premier English Romantic poet and novelist, were baptized, confirmed, and buried (and for Wordsworth, married) in conformity with the Church of England. Of course, Wordsworth’s commitment flagged in his twenties, but with marriage and responsibility came respectability and parishioner status. However, most twentieth-century critics interpret these writers’ works outside the Christian realities with which their lives were much imbued, except for late Wordsworthian poems from his purported decline into conservative politics and religion and evident poetic senility.

The Painted Clock and Other Poems
By author: Stephen Bluestone
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P564
ISBN: 9780881466553
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Price: $16.00
Many voices, including perhaps that of God, can be heard in the title poem of Stephen Bluestone's THE PAINTED CLOCK, a dramatic meditation on the journey to Treblinka, the death camp itself, and the ultimate destination within the camp, the death chamber. Within the camp, history comes to an end and Nature as we know it is abolished. Using Treblinka as a setting, Bluestone examines man's relationship with God. Having granted man the power of moral choice, can God, too, become a victim of the Holocaust? The title poem of this volume is a powerful exploration of the covenant, if any, between the Creator and the created.

The Poisoned Table
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P517
ISBN: 9780881465464
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Based on the writings of renowned British actress, Fanny Kemble, and her life in 19th-century England and the American South. THE POISONED TABLE portrays a passionate rivalry between fictional actress Isabel Graves and real-life Shakespearian stage sensation Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble. In this tale of ambition, romance, and betrayal, Graves harbors early resentment, convinced that Kemble’s family theatre connections assured Fanny’s selection for the lead role in Romeo and Juliet despite Isabel’s superior beauty and talent. The novel traces their unconnected adventures and acting careers in the Old and New Worlds, as well as their introduction to the horrors of American slavery and to romance with one of the wealthiest men in America, Pierce Butler, owner of Georgia cotton and rice plantations and master of more than 800 slaves.