Books by Carl H. Klaus

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 15, 2012

"A quirky, variegated salute to what Aldous Huxley called 'a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.'"
Should essays be light and playful, hard and serious, or both? Some 50 experts on the form, ranging across 400 years, tackle the question in this odd volume, edited by Klaus, founding director of University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program (The Made Up Self: Impersonation in the Personal Essay, 2010, etc.), and Stuckey-French (English/Florida State Univ.; The American Essay in the American Century, 2011). Read full book review >
TAKING RETIREMENT by Carl H. Klaus
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 1999

"With academic and heartland sensibility, it's an elegy perhaps not as universal as the author envisioned, but quite suitable for more than the Modern Maturity and Elderhostel crowd."
Klaus (Weathering Winter, not reviewed, etc.) retired not long ago from the University of Iowa, where for many years he taught the art and craft of the personal essay and journal writing. Read full book review >
WEATHERING WINTER by Carl H. Klaus
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Dull heartland postcards about the fallow months."
The journal of one winter by Klaus, a gardener, writer, and semi-retired teacher stranded happily in Iowa City. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"Any gardener, true-blue or armchair variety, will want to settle down and read Klaus."
A serenely informal gardener's companion. Read full book review >