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New book on Óscar Romero’s theology coincides with his canonization

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Oscar Romero's Theological Vision

On October 14, 2018, Pope Francis will canonize Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was assassinated as he celebrated Mass in El Salvador nearly four decades ago. As the Catholic Church declares Romero a saint, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish Óscar Romero’s Theological Vision: Liberation and the Transfiguration of the Poo

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Book Launch and Signing for "Soldiers of a Different Cloth"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Soldiers Of A Different ClothSoldiers of a Different Cloth

New York Times best-selling author and military historian John Wukovits (ND '67) will give a short presentation on his newly published book Soldiers of a Different Cloth: Notre Dame Chaplains in World War II

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Catholic Press Association 2018 Book Awards go to Notre Dame Press Titles

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Catholic Press Association Book Awards 2018

The Catholic Press Association Book Awards were announced during the 2018 Catholic Media Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Five books published by the University of Notre Dame Press received an award. The winning titles examine a wide range of subjects, including the persecution of Catholic Christians in the Middle East, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, and a Mariology for contemporary scholars and students.…

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Notre Dame Press announces the forthcoming publication of the first English translation of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's memoir of the West, BETWEEN TWO MILLSTONES

Author: Purdy at cjpurdypr@gmail.com

Between Two Millstones, Book 1

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of BETWEEN TWO MILLSTONES: Sketches of Exile. “This will be the first English translation of Book 1 of Solzhenitsyn’s memoir of the West, covering the years of 1974-1978,” notes Kathryn Pitts, Marketing Manager for University of Notre Dame Press, “and is part of our Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series

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Notre Dame Press and Hesburgh Libraries launch online digital collection of acclaimed publications

Author: Kathryn Pitts and Tara O'Leary

Notre Dame Press Collection

The University of Notre Dame Press and the Hesburgh Libraries announce the launch of the Notre Dame Press Collection, a digital collection of select book titles and chapters available online through CurateND, University of Notre Dame’s institutional repository.

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Book reveals Flannery O'Connor's and Robert Giroux's relationship

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Flannery O'Connor and Robert Giroux

Book sheds new light on Robert Giroux’s and Flannery O’Connor’s personal and professional relationship, including never before published letters.

 

"Samway weaves an insightful account of how an uncommonly discerning editor helped guide a distinctive authorial voice to new literary heights." —Publishers Weekly

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Congratulations to the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalists

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Foreword Indies Book Of The Year Awards

The University of Notre Dame Press is proud to announce that five of our titles have been selected as finalists for Foreword Magazine’s INDIES Book of the Year Award as the best books from university presses and independent publishers in several categories.…

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Sarah McNamer book receives Modern Language Association publication award

Author: Notre Dame Press News

Meditations On The Life Of Christ

In her new book, Meditations on the Life of Christ: The Short Italian Text, Sarah McNamer, associate professor of English and medieval studies at Georgetown University, translates and critically examines an essential medieval text of the same name. She was recognized for her work this January when she received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Literary Studies

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U.S. Catholic Book Club names "Uncommon Prayer" its February selection

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Uncommon Prayer

This month, the U.S. Catholic Book Club is reading Uncommon Prayer: Prayer in Everyday Experience by Michael Plekon. Emily Sanna, associate editor of U.S. Catholic says, “Prayer is not just formal, private, or corporate conversations with God, professor and Orthodox priest Michael Plekon believes. It is also what happens when we come together with others to eat, to celebrate, to create, and to confront what we fear. It happens not just in churches but in the forest, in kitchens, and on the streets. To make his point, Plekon’s new book, Uncommon Prayer

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New book in “Catholic Ideas for a Secular World” series critiques the modern notion of freedom

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Freedom From Reality

It is commonly observed that behind many of the political and cultural issues that we face today lies an impoverished conception of freedom, which, according to D. C. Schindler, associate professor of metaphysics and anthropology at the John Paul II Institute, we have inherited from the classical liberal tradition without a sufficient awareness of its implications. In Freedom from Reality: The Diabolical Character of Modern Liberty

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Notre Dame Press to publish new edition of memoir by Gerry Adams, one of the most recognizable and controversial figures in Irish politics

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Before The Dawn

In this fascinating memoir of his early life, Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Féin, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, describes the development of the modern "Troubles'' in Northern Ireland and his own central role in them, culminating in the tragic hunger strike by imprisoned IRA members in 1981. Before the Dawn

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Book by Fred Dallmayr challenges the "desert character" of modern culture

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Spiritual Guides

Fred Dallmayr, the Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus in philosophy and political science at the University of Notre Dame, has published a new book titled Spiritual Guides: Pathfinders in the Desert. Dallmayr contends that political and economic corruption, incessant warmongering, spoliation of natural resources, and, above all, mindless consumerism and greedy self-satisfaction are all symptoms of an expanding wasteland or desert where everything creative and nourishing decays and withers. Through an alternative interpretation of Nietzsche's saying "the desert grows," this book calls for spiritual renewal, invoking in particular four prominent guides or pathfinders in the desert: Paul Tillich, Raimon Panikkar, Thomas Merton, and Pope Francis. What links all four guides together is the view of spiritual life as an itinerarium, a pathway along difficult and often uncharted roads.

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Notre Dame professor coedits book on "creation ex nihilo"

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Creation ex nihilo

Gary A. Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and Markus Bockmuehl, Dean Ireland's Professor in the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Keble College, have coedited a new book titled Creation ex nihilo: Origins, Development, Contemporary Challenges

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s "March 1917" available in English translation

Author: Kathryn Pitts

March 1917

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the 100th anniversary of Nobel Prize–winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s birth in 2018, the University of Notre Dame Press is proud to publish the first English translation of Solzhenitsyn’s epic work March 1917

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Notre Dame Professor edits book on anthropology and folklore of Ireland

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Irish Ethnologies

Diarmuid Ó Giolláin, professor in the Department of Irish Language and Literature, a concurrent professor of anthropology, and a fellow of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame, has edited a new book titled Irish Ethnologies

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“Midwest Archaeological Perspectives” book series and dissertation prize are launched

Author: Eli Bortz

The American Midcontinent, stretching from the Appalachians to the Great Plains, and from the Boreal Forests to the Gulf of Mexico, is home to a rich and deep multiethnic past that continues to fascinate scholars and the public even after 150 years of exploration. Beginning with colonization by the first Native American big game hunters, through the origins of domestic food production and construction of the largest earthen monuments in North America, and ultimately the entry of multiple colonial empires and their varying interactions with native populations, the story of the region is an exciting one of changing cultural and environmental interactions and adaptive strategies.…

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New book series on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn established

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The University of Notre Dame Press is launching a new book series showcasing the writings and continuing influence of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008), the Nobel Prize–winning novelist and historian. The series, The Center for Ethics and Culture Solzhenitsyn Series

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Robert Gibb wins Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry

Author: Kathryn Pitts

Among Ruins

Robert Gibb, author of Among Ruins, is the winner of the 2017 Ernest Sandeen Prize in Poetry. This book is the final volume of Homestead Works, a collection of four books of poetry that explore the industrial past and legacy of the old steel town of Homestead, Pennsylvania, and, by extension, Pittsburgh. Robert Gibb's haunting historical narratives capture the Steel City, "Where the crucible mills poured fire, / Slag erupted nightly above the other shore." The ruins in this book are various—personal, historical, cultural—and are filtered through a variety of perspectives, including the poet's own as well as those of visual artists (Aaron Harry Gorson and Lewis Hine) who have made Pittsburgh their subject and artists (James Whistler, Eugène Atget, J. M. W. Turner) who have been imagined here.

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