We are delighted to announce that, as of 1 January 2020, titles published by LSU Press are available in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean through Eurospan.

Founded in 1935, LSU Press is dedicated to the publication of scholarly, general interest, and regional books. An integral part of Louisiana State University, LSU Press shares the university’s goal of the dissemination of knowledge and is dedicated to preserving Louisiana’s history and culture. LSU Press is one of the oldest presses in the South and among the outstanding publishers of scholarly books in the USA.


                     

Blue Notes
Jazz, Literature, and Loneliness
Sam V. H. Reese
September 2019 200pp
9780807171233 Hardback
Sam Reese investigates literary representations of jazz and the cultural narratives often associated with it, noting how they have, in turn, shaped readers’ judgments and assumptions about the music. This illuminating critical study contemplates the relationship between jazz and literature from a perspective that musicians themselves regularly call upon to characterize their performances: that of the conversation.

Reclaiming Assia Wevill
Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, and the Literary Imagination
Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick
October 2019 224pp
9780807170564 Hardback
Reclaiming Assia Wevill reconsiders cultural representations of Assia Wevill (1927–1969), according her a more significant position than a femme fatale or scapegoat for marital discord and suicide in the lives and works of two major twentieth-century poets, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Deep Water
The Mississippi River in the Age of Mark Twain
Thomas Ruys Smith
December 2019 360pp
9780807171097 Hardback
Deep Water is the first book to provide a comprehensive narrative account of Twain’s intimate and long-lasting creative engagement with the Mississippi. This expansive study traces two separate but richly intertwined stories of the river as America moved from the aftermath of the Civil War toward modernity. It follows Twain’s remarkable connection to the Mississippi, from his early years on the river as a steamboat pilot, through his most significant literary statements, to his final reflections on the crooked stream that wound its way through his life and imagination.