Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip

First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small, turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected photos taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van Schaik, and juxtaposed them against newspaper accounts and state asylum and police records.

Wisconsin Death Trip

An Excursion Into the Midwestern Gothic

Wisconsin Death Trip


Ewerton Death Trip

Ewerton Death Trip

The cursed village of Ewerton, Wisconsin is one of the great "bad places" in weird literature: a town that's just thoroughly bad to the bone--evil and dark and full of human suffering. And now A. R. Morlan returns to the scene of her classic horror novels, The Amulet and Dark Journey, with 25 horrific tales of men and women pushed beyond the limits of endurance. As Ardath Mayhar says: "The horror she evokes is not so much occult as uniquely human. The worst of human traits are her stock in trade. The hints of otherworldly elements are used in just the right proportions to make one shiver." And Robert Reginald states: "She drives the stake of horror right through the center of your quivering heart!

Wisconsin Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Wisconsin Curiosities

Popular public radio show host Michael Feldman and coauthor Diana Cook introduce Wisconsin's weirdest, wackiest, and most outrageous people, places, and things including a man who owes his life to a foam rubber cheesehead, a worm that plays basketball, and the best place to savor chicken in a hubcap.

Picturing Indians

Photographic Encounters and Tourist Fantasies in H.H. Bennett's Wisconsin Dells

Picturing Indians

A landmark volume explores photographer Henry Hamilton Bennett's many-layered relationship with Wisconsin Dells Native peoples, the Ho-Chunk, places Bennett within the context of contemporary artists and photographers of American Indians, and examines the reception of this legacy by the Ho-Chunk. Simultaneous.

Adaptation and the Avant-Garde

Alternative Perspectives on Adaptation Theory and Practice

Adaptation and the Avant-Garde

Providing a fresh angle on adaptation studies, this study looks at how avant-garde directors and filmmakers have treated literary works in distinct ways.

World Within The Word

World Within The Word

In this sequel to Fiction & the Figures of Life, one of America's most brilliant and eclectic minds examines literature, culture, writers (their lives and works), and the nature and uses of language and the written word. Included are discussions of Valéry, Henry Miller, Sartre, Freud, Faulkner, suicide, "art and order," and the transformation of language into poetry and fiction. The vividness and clarity of Gass's writing, the unabashed love and inimitable use of language-his startling metaphors, the sinuousness of his philosophy, the originality of his vision-make each essay a searching revelation of its subject, as well as an example of Gass's own singular artistry.