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Elizabeth Kadetsky's book signed for Dzanc Books rEprint series

by Elizabeth Kadetsky — Posted Jun 25, 2012 02:39 PM
"First There Is a Mountain" was praised in <em>Publishers Weekly," "Yoga Journal," "Identity Theory"</em> and elsewhere.
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Elizabeth Kadetsky's book signed for Dzanc Books rEprint series

Elizabeth Kadetsky’s book First There Is a Mountain was signed for the Dzanc Books rEprint series. First There Is a Mountain was praised in Publishers Weekly, Yoga Journal, Identity Theory and elsewhere, and by authors Aimee Bender, Leah Hager Cohen, Melanie Thernstrom and others.

It is widely acknowledged as the first work of literary nonfiction treating the world of yoga, its gurus and roots in modern India, and the difficult negotiation between East and West that its popularity gave birth to in the last century. It is also acknowledged as the first of several more recent titles to show the genealogy of modern yoga as Western as much as Indian, and to portray with honesty and even-handedness the colorful, controversial, passionate and often angry personalities of the people who made this modern movement. Travelogue, poetic meditation, investigative journalism and spiritual quest, this book is creative nonfiction in its most varied sense.

Dzanc Books’ has launched its new eBook rEprint series (http://www.dzancbooks.org/reprint-series/) alongside its traditional publishing of new works in both print and electronic form. Dzanc rEprint series will be offered in the form of eBook titles available on all eReaders, including Kindle, Nook, Sony, Cybook, Jetbook and all others. Dzanc’s mission is to advance great writing and champion those writers who don't fit neatly into the marketing niches of for-profit presses and to advance literary readership and advocacy across the country. The house publishes innovative and award-winning literary writing, including short story collections and novels by accomplished and award-winning writers such as Roy Kesey, Yannick Murphy, Peter Markus, Hesh Kestin, Kyle Minor, Michael Czyzniejewski, Suzanne Burns, Peter Selgin, Laura van den Berg, Robert Lopez, Dawn Raffel, Jeff Parker, Terese Svoboda, and Henning Koch.