With Love and Squalor: Fourteen Writers Respond to the Work of J.D. Salinger (Sept., $12.95), edited by Kip Kotzen and Thomas Beller. This commentary on Salinger's writings celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Catcher in the Rye.
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Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader (Jan.; $22.95, cloth $64.95) by Tom Cohen investigates the role of Derrida's work in the humanities. Ad/promo.
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels by Philip Nel and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible (Sept., $9.95 each) by Linda Wagner-Martin are two titles in the Continuum Contemporaries series, meant for book club and reading group use.
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The Nat Hentoff Reader (Oct., $16.50) by Nat Hentoff collects the author's writings over the past 20 years on such topics as jazz, politics and American thought.
After Confession: Poetry As Autobiography (Oct., $17.95), edited by Kate Sontag and David Graham, examines the lyric "I"--the boundaries between literal and emotional truth, memory and imagination, narcissism and revelation. Advertising.
The Best American Essays 2001 (Oct.; $13, cloth $27), edited by Kathleen Norris, compiles essays on a variety of topics. 50,000 first paper printing.
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'Tis the Season: The Gift of Holiday Memories (Oct., $15.95), edited by Tom Peacock, rounds up essays that explore bittersweet memories of the winter holidays.
Reprint: Hooking Up (Oct., $13) by Tom Wolfe. Advertising.
Sade: The Libertine Novels (Sept.; $22.50, cloth $69.95) by John Phillipe provides an introduction to the Marquis de Sade's most notorious novels.
The Best American Magazine Writing 2001 (Sept., $15) by the American Society of Magazine Editors, edited by Harold M. Evans, collects writing by the winners and nominees for the National Magazine Awards. Advertising. Author publicity.
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The Guide to Middle Earth: The Unauthorized Guide to the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien (Oct., $13.95) by Iain Lowson, Peter MacKenzie and Keith Marshall is a handbook on the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings (Dec., $10.95) by Colin Duriez is a guide to the saga.
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Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature (Oct.; $24.95, cloth $39.95), edited by Tony Medina, Samiya A. Bashir, Q. Ali Lansana and Jiton Sharmayne Davidson, compiles essays, poetry and fiction focusing on such issues as race, sexuality, education and spirituality.
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War of the Words: The VLS Anthology of Writing on Contemporary Issues (Oct., $14), edited by Joy Press, collects criticism that has appeared in the Voice Literary Supplement since its 1981 debut. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
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Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power, Rev. Ed. (Oct., $19.95) and Tolkien's Art: A Mythology for England, Rev. Ed. (Nov., $19.95) by Jane Chance each contain one-third new text.
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The Origins of African American Literature: A History of the African American Literary Presence, 1680-1865 (Dec., $19.50) by Dickson D. Bruce Jr. argues that early African-American writers produced widely read commentaries on American ideals.
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The Holy Order of Water: Healing Earth's Waters and Ourselves (Oct., $18) by William E. Marks names water as the mediator between life and death, the physical and spiritual worlds.
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The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Sept.; $27.95, cloth $69.95) by Bjorn Lomborg argues that the global environment has actually improved. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Six-Legged Sex: The Erotic Lives of Bugs (Sept., $17.95) by James K. Wangberg, illus. by Marjorie C. Leggitt, reveals the sexual behavior of insects.
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Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers (Oct., $16.95) by Gilbert Waldbauer examines group behavior and the social lives of an array of bugs.
Defending Our Wildlife Heritage: The Life and Times of a Special Agent (Sept., $18) by Terry Grosz is the story of a wildlife conservation law enforcement officer.
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Dangerous Wildlife in the Southeast (Oct.) and Dangerous Wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic (Dec., $22.95 each) by F. Lynne Bachleda introduce plants and animals harmful to people. Advertising. Author tour.
Arctic Refuge: A Circle of Testimony (Sept., $14), compiled by Hank Lentfer and Carolyn Servid, presents debates about drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
State of the World 2002 (Jan.; $15.95, cloth $29.95) by the Worldwatch Institute analyzes current global environmental problems.
The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $35) by Theodore Roszak explores the relationship between the human psyche and the larger world. Advertising.
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Buffalo: Sacred & Sacrificed (Oct., $14.95) by Grant MacEwan chronicles the efforts of early conservationists to protect the plains animal.
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Hummingbirds of the American West (Oct., $9.95) by Lynn Hassler Kaufman describes the habits and habitats of various species of hummingbirds.
Cacti of the Desert Southwest (Oct., $9.95) by Meg Quinn focuses on 86 types.
Mount Rainier: Adventures and Views (Oct., $19.95) by John Harlin III, photos by James Martin, offers a portrait of this majestic peak.
So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture (Oct., $19.95) by Chris J. Magoc collects essays that trace changes in the American landscape from the 17th century to the present. Ad/promo.
Wilderness Living (Sept., $16.95) by Gregory J. Davenport is a guide to a long-term stay in the wilderness.
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City Wilds: Essays and Stories About Urban Nature (Feb.; $19.95, cloth $45), edited by Terrell Dixon, collects writings about the nature found in cities.
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Mountains of Memory: A Fire Lookout's Life in the River of No Return Wilderness (Nov., $19.95) by Don Scheese recounts a fire lookout's long season on the Idaho River.
Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England (Nov., $19.95) by Kent C. Ryden offers a personal meditation on the connection between nature and culture.
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Fire: A Brief History (Oct., $18.95) by Stephen J. Pyne traces the history of fire from prehistoric times to the present.
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Common Birds of North America: An Expanded Guidebook, Eastern and Midwest (Sept., $22.50 each) by James D. Wilson. An ornithologist identifies and discusses the habits of the most commonly viewed birds.
Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 (Sept., $24) by Lorraine Daston and Katharine Park discusses how early European naturalists used oddities and marvels to explain the natural world.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Literary Criticism & Essays