The Afterlife: Essays and Criticism (Nov., $25) by Penelope Fitzgerald, edited by Terence Dooley with Mandy Kirkby, gathers previously uncollected essays on books, writers, places and material about Fitzgerald's life and works. Advertising.
IVAN R. DEE
Twentieth-Century Attitudes: Literary Powers in Uncertain Times (Sept., $26) by Brooke Allen. Eighteen essays explore the contribution of several of the last century's most noted and eccentric literary talents.
The Mrs. Dalloway Reader (Nov., $24), edited by Francine Prose, contains the complete text of and guide to Virginia Woolf's novel, plus the story sequence Mrs. Dalloway's Party and many of Woolf's journal entries and letters relating to the book's genesis and writing. Advertising.
A Splendor of Letters (Dec., $29.95) by Nicholas A. Basbanes is a story-filled narrative on books in contemporary society. 40,000 first printing.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
From a Race of Storytellers: The Ballad Novels of Sharyn McCrumb (Sept.; $45, paper $18), edited by Kimberley M. Holloway. Articles and essays examine all aspects of McCrumb's work.
Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War (Nov., $16), edited by Kim Stafford, presents a timely selection of the pacifist poet's thoughts.
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS COLLECTIONS
There You Are: Writing on Irish and American Literature and History (Oct., $24.95) by Thomas Flanagan reflects on the author's journeys through Ireland as well as observations on writers such as Yeats, O'Neill and O'Hara.
SHOEMAKER & HOARD
Citizenship Papers: Essays (Sept., $26) by Wendell Berry collects 20 new essays from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of the American experience.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Crimes of Art and Terror (Oct., $22.50) by Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe explores the connection between literary creativity and crimes of political terror.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
The Vonnegut Effect (Feb., $39.95) by Jerome Klinkowitz examines both Kurt Vonnegut's work and the influences in American life that made it possible.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
Conversations with American Women Writers (Jan., $55) by Sarah Anne Johnson collects interviews on the craft of writing with foremost contemporary fiction writers.