Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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Magazine article Phi Kappa Phi Forum

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The Labor of Literature: Democracy and Literary Culture in Modern Chile by Jane D. Griffin. University of Massachusetts Press. $25.95. Chileans make and circulate literature in defiance of state censorship and independent of capitalist definitions of value.

Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation by Colby Dickinson. Fordham University Press. $90. Examines a trio of philosophers as examples of how poetry offers a glimpse into survival in a fragmented world.

Serving Diverse Students in Canadian Higher Education, edited by C. Carney Strange and Donna Hardy Cox. McGill-Queen's University Press. $100. Improving the educational experience of students at Canadian colleges and universities.

Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders by James C. Oleson. University of California Press. $85. One of the first studies of self-reported crimes of people with genius-level IQ scores.

Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature by Paula Gallant Eckard. University of Tennessee Press. $45. Thomas Wolfe's The Lost Boy as a starting point to trace the theme of lostness in Southern novels.

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Volume 3: The Satyres edited by Gary A. Stringer and others. Indiana University Press. $80. Newly edited critical texts of the five canonical satires and "Metempsychosis."

Imaging Urban Futures: Cities in Science Fiction and What We Might Learn From Them by Carl Abbott. Wesleyan University Press. $27.95. How fictional cities might help us envision a viable and resilient urban future.

Globalization & Migration: A World in Motion by Eliot Dickinson. Rowman & Littlefield. $27. Emphasizes recent developments in politics, climate change, and the European refugee crisis in examining why governments protect borders, not people.

Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan by Noriko T. Reider. University Press of Colorado. $33.95. To study demons is to study humanity, Reider argues in this book of translated oni tales with commentary.

Ruth Law: The Queen of the Air by Billie Holladay Skelley and illustrated by Rachel Bowman. Goldminds Publishing. $12.99. A children's book that reviews the 1916 flight of pioneer aviator Ruth Law.

Manners of Love: Life Lessons in Giving and Receiving by Joanne Burgess. WestBow Press. $9.95. Through twenty-one memories, the author looks through answers in the Bible.

Guide to the Study of Intelligence edited by Peter C. Oleson. Association of Former Intelligence Officers. …

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