Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other Theories of American Insanity (June, $15.95) by Paul Krassner collects pieces from the counterculture revolutionary and underground icon who appeared in the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and other venues. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Annie Proulx's The Shipping News: A Reader's Guide (Mar.) by Aliki Varvogli; Zadie Smith's White Teeth: ... (June) by Claire Squires; and Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary:... (June, $9.95 each) by Imelda Whelehan offer ideas for members of book clubs, reading groups and literature students.
Aesthetic Realism: Essays About Life & Art (Mar., $10) by Eli Siegel features essays on art, pride in sex, poetry, jazz and more. Advertising.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Reprints: The Poets' Dante (Apr., $15), edited by Peter S. Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff; The Strength of Poetry: Oxford Lectures (Apr., $14) by James Fenton.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Leopards in the Temple: The Transformation of American Fiction, 1945-1970 (Mar., $15.95) by Morris Dickstein shows how a band of outsiders reshaped the American novel after World War II.
American Babel: Literatures of the United States from Abnaki to Zuni (Aug.; $22.95, cloth $49.95), edited by Marc Shell, observes how America's multilingualism from 1750 to 1850 subsequently lost its voice in the making of the American canon.
Reprint: This Craft of Verse (Mar., $13.95) by Jorge Luis Borges.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Pink Houses and Family Taverns (May; $17.95, cloth $44.95) by Becky Bradway, photos by Raymond Bial and Katharine Wright, gathers essays about living in the Midwest.
Home with Alice: Travels in Gaelic Ireland (Mar., $12.99) by Steve Fallon. Personal crises compel the author to return to the country of his ancestors in search of answers.
Enduring Cuba (May, $12.99) by Zoe Bran paints a picture of contemporary Cuba.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
The Pleasure of Influence: Conversations of Eleven Contemporary American Male Fiction Writers (June, $15.95), edited by Rob Trucks, chats with Charles Johnson, Barry Hannah, Russell Banks, Rick Moody and more.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
The Godfather and American Culture: How the Corleones Became "Our Gang" (May; $25.95, cloth $75.50) by Chris Messenger takes a comprehensive look at this classic work of popular fiction.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Fly Like a Bat Out of Hell (Mar., $15.95) by Harold Norse and Charles Bukowski collects letters spanning 15 years between the two cult authors. Advertising.
Reprint: Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (May, $14) by the New York Times.
Travelers' Tales: Tibet (May, $18.95), edited by James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger and Kim Morris. Travelers' stories bring to life the "roof of the world," from the flanks of Everest to the fabled city of Lhasa.
TURTLE POINT PRESS
Kiss Me Again (Apr., $16.95) by Bruce Kellner presents biographical portraits of the author's friends, including Alice B. Toklas, Marguerite Young, Vassar Miller, Fania Marinoff and others.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
God and the Imagination: On Poets, Poetry, and the Ineffable (Aug.; $19.95, cloth $45) by Paul Mariani is a new volume in the series the Life of Poetry: Poets on Their Art and Craft.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Imagining Wild America (June; $22.95, cloth $55) by John R. Knott sheds light on notions of wilderness as reflected in works of Audubon to Mary Oliver.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Sharing Fencelines: Three Friends Write from Nevada's Sagebrush Corner (Mar., $21.95) by Linda Hussa, Sophie Sheppard, Carolyn Dufurrena offers a testament to the joys and struggles of creating a home and connecting to the land in the Nevada wilderness.
Reprints: Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics (May, $17) by R.H. Blyth; Arthur Rimbaud: Presence of an Enigma (Aug., $20) by Jean-Luc Steinmetz.