With the publication day only a few days away for Underworld Lit by Srikanth Reddy and Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition by Lisa Fishman, we would like to let you know about a sale Wave Books is having.
From now through August 4, these softcover titles will be 30% off and the hardcovers will be 20% off. As always, the shipping is free through regular mail in the US.** Also, if both of these books intrigue you, consider purchasing them together for 40% off their retail price, right around $24, as a Summer 2020 Bundle.
Underworld Lit by Srikanth Reddy
Simultaneously funny and frightful, Srikanth Reddy's Underworld Lit is a multiverse quest through various cultures' realms of the dead. Couched in a literature professor's daily mishaps with family life and his sudden reckoning with mortality, this adventurous serial prose poem moves from the college classroom to the oncologist's office to the mythic underworlds of Mayan civilization, the ancient Egyptian place of judgment and rebirth, the infernal court of Qing dynasty China, and beyond—testing readers along with the way with diabolically demanding quizzes. It unsettles our sense of home as it ferries us back and forth across cultures, languages, epochs, and the shifting border between the living and the dead.
Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition by Lisa Fishman
Spanning 16 years of notebooks, teaching notes, and improvisations, Lisa Fishman's Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition upends time itself in lyric, prose, and visual forms. Sharing Paul Klee's intuition that "the eye travels along the path cut out for it in the work," this deeply multifaceted book moves between observational directness and maddened speech, places and persons, humor and alarm. Tempted by Laura Riding's renunciation of poetry yet rich with life-forms of all kinds (vegetable, animal, processual), it is a work of immediate presence and continuous change, enacting an ever-renewing ecology of connection in peril.
Thank you, and have a lovely summer!
Wave Books staff