I'm sorry to hear about the Vintage edition of One of Ours no longer being available. This must be quite recent: I taught it in Fall 2017, and our bookstore was able to get copies for about 35 students with no problem.

Vintage just published a 100th anniversary edition of My Antonia, thanks to the influence of the Cather Foundation (Andy, I think you were central in this effort - apologies if I am leaving crucial others out). Do we have any pull with Vintage? I hate to think of One of Ours being out of print. It has always gone over quite well with my students.


On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 10:27 PM, Charles Johanningsmeier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Yes, I actually dropped teaching *One of Ours* this time around for my Cather Seminar because I didn’t feel as if there was a decent text out there. Wouldn’t it be nice if the U of Nebraska Press could make the Scholarly Editions of the exorbitantly-priced hardcovers “print-on-demand”?


Best wishes,




Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier

Professor, Department of English

Wardle Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Omaha, NE  68182-0175

(402) 554-3319


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Hello all,

I’m co-teaching with a British history prof a course next fall entitled “1918: Anglo-American Culture and Society in a World at War.”  I want to teach One of Ours as our American novel of the war and I ordered the Vintage edition, but our bookstore is saying it’s out of print. Really???!!!


I know that some might say I should use the SE, but we’re trying to keep costs down.  The other editions available on Amazon are those “Create Space” Publisher editions (predatory publishers?). 


What’s going on?  What editions are you all using?  How can this go out of print in 2018!





Evelyn I. Funda, Professor 

Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, CHaSS

Director of the Mountain West Center 

Utah State University

0700 Old Main Hill

Logan UT 84322-0700




Julie Olin-Ammentorp
Dept. of English
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13214
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