“I hate the myth of Hemingway. And the reason I hate the myth of Hemingway: It obscures the man. And the man is much more interesting than the myth.” So says Michael Katakis, the manager of the Hemingway estate, toward the very beginning of Ken Burns’s and Lynn Novick’s (excellent) recent documentary, Hemingway, on PBS. It is hard to imagine a more incomprehending attitude toward Hemingway, for whom – as Hemingway shows itself to know perfectly well throughout – the “man” and the “myth” are entirely entwined.
The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce a new reading club that features themed books throughout the year at a discounted rate. The 2020 theme is Virginia Pathways and People for those interested in the flora, fauna, and people of Virginia. Books in the annual series are appropriate for book clubs, classrooms, or just your nearby easy chair. Selected by Press staff, these books will take you on journeys through beautiful landscapes, remarkable and conflicting histories, and engaging ideas and perspectives through fiction, biography, and design. The book series selections for 2020 are specially priced at a 40% discount to you, your family members, or friends with free shipping. Buy all 20 or mix and match to your own interests. Use code 10VPP.
Rotunda was created for the publication of original digital scholarship along with newly digitized critical and documentary editions in the humanities and social sciences. The collection combines the originality, intellectual rigor, and scholarly value of traditional peer-reviewed university press publishing with thoughtful technological innovation designed for scholars and students.
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The University of Virginia Press grieves at the loss of yet another valued life taken on a street corner, in a church, in a dangerous factory, in a routine traffic stop, or along a rural desolate road. We stand in solidarity with the peaceful protestors. We amplify their calls to remember those lost unjustly, to reclaim humanity and fairness, and to remain steadfast and committed to a world where all people are visible, valued, and have at birth a life of promise no matter color or creed.
Books allow us to gain understanding, to measure ourselves against the mirror of the past, and to rewrite the script for change. They show us pain, they act as mirrors, they allow us to see in new ways, they force us to remember, they shed light on reality, and they move us from provocative words to meaningful action. We hope that these six voices can help lead you through that process.
Read the following chapters from our books free of charge:
- Pain—“Racial Hurt and Soul Murder” from African Americans and the Culture of Pain by Debra Walker King
- Seeing—“Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and Creative Productivity" from Bad Men by Howard Rambsy II
- Mirrors— “The Making of a Racist” from The Making of a Racist by Charles B. Dew
- Remembering—“Introduction” from Educated in Tyranny—Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University by Maurie D. McInnis and Louis Nelson (eds.)
- Reality—"From Researching the Past to Reimagining the Future: Locating Carceral Crisis and the Key to its End, in the Long Twentieth Century" by Heather Ann Thompson in The Punitive Turn: New Approaches to Race and Incarceration, Deborah E. McDowell, Claudrena n. Harold, and Juan Battle (Eds.)
- Action and Light—“Goodness—Altruism and the Literary Imagination. 2012 Ingersoll Lecture by Toni Morrison in Toni Morrison—Goodness and the Literary Imagination, David Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard (eds.)