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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Wingless Chickens, Bayou Catholics, and Pilgrim Wayfarers: Constructions of Audience and Tone in O’Connor, Gautreaux, and Percy
By author: L. Lamar Nisly
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H813
ISBN: 9780881462142
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Flannery O’Connor, Tim Gautreaux, and Walker Percy, are all Catholic writers from the South—and seem to embody very fully both parts of that label. Yet as quickly becomes clear in their writing, their fiction employs markedly different tones and modes of addressing their audience. Why do texts by three writers who each embrace their Southern locale and their Catholic beliefs seem to have so little in common? Nisly helps readers understand these authors’ fiction by examining the role that place and time had in shaping each author’s idea of an audience—and, by extension, his or her manner of addressing that audience.

Misfits and Marble Fauns: Religion and Romance in Hawthorne and O’Connor
By author: Wendy Piper
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H816
ISBN: 9780881462173
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This book offers a fresh approach to Hawthorne and O’Connor as writers of the American romance. Drawing from a contemporary philosophical context, it applies Gadamer’s cultural critique of modernity to the moral and artistic visions conveyed through the authors’ use of the literary form of romance.

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 Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H820
ISBN: 9780881462289
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $55.00
Named Book of the Year by Books & Culture Magazine. 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. Regular cloth edition includes audio CD of original music composed by author and a recording of the Keowee River in South Carolina.

Bogmeadow’s Wish
By author: Terry Kay, Terry Kay
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H821
ISBN: 9780881462302
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When Cooper Coghlan arrives in Ireland with the cremains of his grandfather, Finn Coghlan, he has one instruction: Let my ashes blow in the wind. Mesmerized by his romantic vision of Ireland, and in those landmarks—Waterford, Youghal, Cork, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Kenmare, Dingle—the fate of the Irish that Finn Coghlan talked of magically brings Cooper and Kathleen O’Reilly, a public relations specialist, together. Yet, there is a truth between the two of them that not even the enchanting tale of Finn McCool and Sally Cavanaugh, or of Patrick the Believer, can resolve. For that, Cooper must use the one gift bestowed on him as a child by his grandfather—Bogmeadow’s wish.

Walden
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P421
ISBN: 9780881462319
Product Format: Paperback
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One of the most beloved books in American literature, Walden is must reading for any American or anyone interested in reading great literature. But for those who go there looking for reasons Thoreau became a recluse they are sure to be disappointed. Instead, reading Walden is more of a journey to the self and how that self can live in the world. This new edition has an insightful and lyrical essay introducing the text by Sam Pickering, the inspiration for the Dead Poets Society. His essay is the most provocative piece on Walden since E. B. White.

The Throne of Psyche: Poems
By author: Marly Youmans
Product Code: P422
ISBN: 9780881462326
Product Format: Paperback
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In The Throne of Psyche, Marly Youmans sweeps back and forth between what is human and what is other, binding the two together or crossing the thresholds between them. A prize-winning writer of stories and novels, she pursues tales both otherworldly and earthy with passion and formal power in this eighth book, her second collection of poetry.

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