Dalkey Scholarly Series—note from the Publisher

Dalkey Scholarly Series—note from the Publisher

Just over ten years ago, it seemed that the days of the scholarly monograph were over. But so were a number of other days. One of those that got the ax was books on individual authors. In fact I had a short book on Gilbert Sorrentino turned down; I was encouraged to use Sorrentino as an excuse to write about theory. I wish I could say that I am joking.

It was at this time I decided to start a program to publish those books—primarily works on individual writers or “overview” books on movements in various countries, or miscellaneous collections that had no thesis other than “here are some very interesting writers.” Dalkey started the series but knew from the start that the books quite likely couldn’t pay for themselves through sales and therefore required subventions, most often coming from the authors’ universities. Even with the subventions, we usually do not make back the costs. Authors are paid royalties on sales. Full details can be found on our website here.

 We encourage submissions.

John O’Brien



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