Academic journal article Hollins Critic

Books by Our Editors

Academic journal article Hollins Critic

Books by Our Editors

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In 2007, two of our editors published new books:

Casey Clabough, The Art of the Magic Striptease: The Literary Layers of George Garrett. This book is a critical study of Garrett's work up until now and is the first to examine with appropriate care his poetry and scholarly/critical work as well as his important fiction. Written with exclusive access to Garrett's private papers, the book also includes an interview with its subject and a previously unpublished short story, "No Novel Today." According to Matthew J. Bruccoli, this book "assesses [Garrett's] entire career and places him where he belongs: among the best that ever did it." (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, $39.95)

Casey Clabough, The Warrior's Path: Reflections along an Ancient Route. At once philosophical, historical, and highly personal, this book recounts its energetic and prolific author's journey along the full length of the ancient Warrior's Path, as it was known to the Iroquois, from New York down the Appalachian Valley into Georgia. Already compared to the best work of John McPhee, Wendell Berry, and Annie Dillard, this informative, exciting, and meditative book, according to Robert Morgan, "draws us deep into an intimacy with our geography and culture, with all the triumphs, failures, and contradictions we are heir to. …

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