My latest book – my 7th published since graduation – has just hit the market. (It has an official copyright date of January, 2009, and an official release date of December 1, 2008, but it has already shipped and is now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Go ahead and make sense of that, if you can. And, of course, go ahead and order some copies for your holiday gifts.)
The title is <a href=”http://www.amazon.com/Narnia-Fields-Arbol-Environmental-Culture/dp/0813125227″>Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: the Environmental Vision of C.S. Lewis</a> (Amazon link). (The subtitle probably says most clearly what the book is about.) (Click Read More for well, more….)
It is from the University Press of Kentucky, in their Culture of the Land series (on New Agrarianism). Though it’s only been out a couple days, it has already been reviewed in the Library Journal, which is available online at http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6607290.html.
The book was co-authored with David O’Hara. It’ll probably be weeks to months before a lot more reviews start coming out.
I’ve already been doing some traveling and speaking on the subject, with recent trips to Marquette University in Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Where am I now? I am a (full) professor in the Program of Environmental Studies and the department of Computer Science at Middlebury College (where I’ve been since 1989 when I finished my PhD at Cornell where I studied both Comptuer Science and Old English Language and Literature), and I also teach in the Writing Program at Middlebury and am the Director of the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf. I am in regular contact with several 86s and 87s in this neck of Vermont (including my previous editor at my newspaper, my current editor, and a colleague in my department), but I don’t see many 85s.