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Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: P291
ISBN: 9780881460636
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Joseph Conrad : His Moral Vision
By author: George A. Panichas
Product Code: H677
ISBN: 9780865549364
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This book seeks to renew interest in Joseph Conrad's moral imagination. In illuminating interpretations the author focuses on the consequences of moral darkness and moral warfare as he proceeds to uncover Conrad's basic ideas and meaning. The book shows that morality in Conrad's work is not reducible to an absolute category but must be apprehended in the forms of both moral crises and the possibility of moral recovery enacted in their complexity and tensions

Kiss of the Jewel Bird
By author: Dale Cramer
Product Code: P504
ISBN: 9780881465259
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00

Good ole boy Dickie Frye vanishes from the Georgia hills and the urbane Fletcher Carlyle bursts onto the New York publishing scene, winning the Nobel Prize for literature. But when a psychotic rampage lands Carlyle in Weatherhaven, eminent psychologist Anton Kohl finds himself talking to Dickie Frye. Kohl’s instincts tell him Frye is not lying—but what he says can’t possibly be true. A fallen priest comes out of Sumerian mythology, the love of Kohl’s life comes out of his past, and a chicken comes out of a posh apartment on Central Park West to meet his fate. Anton Kohl’s carefully constructed world is about to be deconstructed.One part fable and one part Southern yarn, Kiss of the Jewel Bird soars from ancient Mesopotamia to modern-day Manhattan, rewriting history and opening a window onto a wider, more magical world, where the path to destiny is anything but straight.


Let Go of the Hands You Hold
By author: Marissa Glover
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P621
ISBN: 9780881467826
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
By turns clever, earnest, probing, and mischievous, Marissa Glover's poems take as their subjects the ever-relevant topics of sex, parenthood, loss, illness, and faith, and yet everywhere, in their tone and attitude, speak in the singular voice of a sly and vibrant woman banging up against the absurdities and disappointments of modern life.

Liberty, Democracy, and the Temptations to Tyranny in the Dialogues of Plato
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P623
ISBN: 9780881467857
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
In this volume of essays, based on the 2019 A.V. Elliott Conference on Great Books and Ideas at Mercer University, eleven scholars take up some of the complex questions that emerge when one considers carefully how Plato presents democracy and liberty in the dialogues, particularly in terms of the threats they seem to pose to justice and philosophy. Contributors include Peter Ahrensdorf, Jennifer Baker, Khalil Habib, Kevin Honeycutt, Alex Priou, Richard Ruderman, Nicholas D. Smith, Devin Stauffer, Mary Townsend, Jeffrey Dirk Wilson, and Catherine Zuckert.

Life Lessons
By author: Don Reid
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1007
ISBN: 9780881467963
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
LIFE LESSONS covers topics of the heart and mind, often with related stories from the Scriptures. Ninety concise and to-the-point chapters speak to everyday topics we all may experience on any given day from dawn to bedtime. There are stories that will transport you back to your youth and then bring you back to the present with a jolt or two of truth. The chapters cover feelings and insights from both secular and Biblical standpoints and often offer a humorous touch to subjects we all enjoy.

Lightningstruck
By author: Ashley Mace Havird
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P540
ISBN: 9780881465969
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
In May of 1964, eleven-year-old Etta McDaniel’s horse is struck by lightning—dead and gone, she hopes— out of her life “as though he’d never come in the first place, bringing with him one catastrophe after another.” But Troy, gruesomely scarred, not only survives but seems to have gained supernatural powers, which Etta sets her mind on harnessing in her search for treasure. She is convinced that a find of the sort her hero Heinrich Schliemann unearthed at ancient Troy will set to rights everything suddenly gone wrong in her life: rivalry and betrayal at home and social unrest reaching even her family’s farm.

Listening for God: Malamud, O’Connor, Updike, & Morrison
By author: Peter C. Brown
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H999
ISBN: 9780881467680
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
We live in a secular age, where the world and its ways seem to indicate the absence of God. The testimony of ancient and latter-day prophets requires more faith (or credulity) than most of us can manage. Can we still find spiritual truths that will restore a sense of a higher meaning to our lives? For millennia, people have looked to literature, to scriptures, epics, poems, plays, novels, and films for insights into the human condition. In our increasingly rationalized world, some of these contemporary storytellers--like a Bernard Malamud, Flannery O’Connor, John Updike, or Toni Morrison--stretch their art to find new words for the sacred. Brown invites us to reread them to listen for this elusive transcendence, a sacred mystery that rebukes both the atheist's weak humanism and the believer's naïve supernaturalism.

Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P558
ISBN: 9780881466485
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Founded in fieldwork and reflection, LOST PLACES follows the author from small towns and rural landscapes, through a transitional city neighborhood, to the challenging construction of an urban renewal loft, as she struggles to renovate living spaces and transform relationships after an early divorce. In a voice droll and lyrical by turns, Hankla charts a path through enigmatic encounters with snakes and contemplations of Thomas Jefferson's problematic biography homes, underground and ancient cities, Star Trek, the contradictory nature of Appalachia, desire, our families, spiritual callings, and definitions of home.

Masters and Savages: A Novel
By author: James Dawsey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H787
ISBN: 9780881461411
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
Civil War survivor Witfield Stone, entrusted with transporting contract laborers from Africa to Brazil where his father and members of the Southern Land and Immigration Society plan to reconstruct their lost fortunes, takes special interest in the fate of eleven-year-old Fatima. But there is more trouble ahead than he can imagine.

Maze of Blood
By author: Marly Youmans
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H905
ISBN: 9780881465365
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
Begin with what seems the end of things—how Conall Weaver lifts a gun to his head. And now dive backward into the labyrinthine worlds of home, where Conall is the center, into the maze of love, where Conall seeks and strives with his soul-mate, and into the maze of imagination, with its population of weapon-wielding heroes and local-color Texans…and then on, into the maze of childhood, where time seems illusion and all the threads and stories start. In Conall Weaver, the mundane world and the wonders of the imagination collide and shoot out sparks. Inspired by the life of pulp writer Robert E. Howard, MAZE OF BLOOD explores the roots of story and the compulsions and conflicts of the heart in a Southern landscape.

Memory & Complicity: Poems
By author: Eve Hoffman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P567
ISBN: 9780881466591
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
In MEMORY & COMPLICITY, we feel Georgia red clay under Eve Hoffman's bare feet on the dairy farm where she grew up; walk with her though an exhibit of one hundred and fifty postcards of lynchings. We see a girl in a yellow dress at the synagogue her great-grandparents founded--the synagogue bombed four hours later by white racists.

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