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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.

Elegies for the Water: Poems
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H757
ISBN: 9780881461428
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $20.00
In this collection, Philip Lee Williams shows again his well-known ability to combine the arresting image with the moment of sudden insight. Deeply intertwined with the natural world of his Georgia country home, Williams's poems are testaments both to time-tested forms and the free impulse of contemporary verse.

The Campfire Boys: A Novel
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H788
ISBN: 9780881461534
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $26.00
Philip Lee Williams’s new Civil War novel, The Campfire Boys, tells a story that’s never really been told in fiction before—of Civil War camp entertainers. A book filled with high spirits and hilarity, it is also a book of extremely accurate history, telling the story of the Eastern Theater of the war and, in particular, a Georgia unit called Cobb’s Legion Infantry.

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.

Breakwater: Poems
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P391
ISBN: 9780881461633
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
Breakwater, Catharine Savage Brosman’s new collection, presents a wide variety of lyrics, narrative poems, and meditations in free verse, blank verse, rhymed quatrains, and other forms. Whether she is describing the flight of egrets, a bougainvillea vine, a family running from the Nazis, the beauties of Unaweep Canyon in southwestern Colorado, or adventures of the heart, Brosman’s technique allows her to convey the very essence of her topic by those incantations and “immaterial conceits” (as the poem Éventail puts it) that are the mark of exceptional poetry.

Breakwater: Poems
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H797
ISBN: 9780881461800
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Breakwater, Catharine Savage Brosman’s new collection, presents a wide variety of lyrics, narrative poems, and meditations in free verse, blank verse, rhymed quatrains, and other forms. Whether she is describing the flight of egrets, a bougainvillea vine, a family running from the Nazis, the beauties of Unaweep Canyon in southwestern Colorado, or adventures of the heart, Brosman’s technique allows her to convey the very essence of her topic by those incantations and “immaterial conceits” (as the poem Éventail puts it) that are the mark of exceptional poetry.

Georgia Cowboy Poets
Edited by: David Fillingim
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P407
ISBN: 9780881461831
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia.As celebrated cowboy-poet Doris Daley— of Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada —says in the preface, “everywhere is west of somewhere.” So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heartwarming cowboy poetry.

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.”

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
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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.

The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram (Limited Edition)
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H807
ISBN: 9780881462081
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $75.00
The Flower Seeker is an epic poem that follows the young William Bartram on his journey in the American South and during his old age in his father’s gardens. It is truly a southern Odyssey, using techniques of fiction and poetry to get deeply inside one of the most remarkable men ever to strap on a pair of boots in America. Limited Edition copies are numbered and signed and will include a CD recording of the Keowee River in South Carolina, one four-color plate, and ribbon bookmark. Limited Edition copies are non-returnable.

The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P414
ISBN: 9780881462210
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The Flower Seeker is an epic poem that follows the young William Bartram on his journey in the American South and during his old age in his father’s gardens. It is truly a southern Odyssey, using techniques of fiction and poetry to get deeply inside one of the most remarkable men ever to strap on a pair of boots in America.

Why Kierkegaard Matters: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert L. Perkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H811
ISBN: 9780881462128
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Monographs on philosophers multiply daily but on occasion we must ask the question of why a particular philosopher matters. When Mercer University Press opened its doors more than thirty years ago, it committed itself to religious studies in general, and to several thinkers. One of those was Søren Kierkegaard. Now, as the Press concludes a major publishing event with the completion of the International Kierkegaard Commentary, it seeks to honor the only series editor it has known: Robert Perkins.

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