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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
All the rooms reek of lavender and rose petals. Theres something dead about it. Like flowers the day after a ball. Returning to her home town in the house of her dreams, her husband with a new job on the horizon, and a feeling of change in the air. Yet, for Heather, there is only the feeling of boredom, a feeling as futile as it is fatal. A powerful... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 12.99
"You know, Yossi, we couldnt dress like this in the Philippines... wear earrings, dye our hair, put on make up, lipstick. Its forbidden." In Tel Aviv, Israel, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in carers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the ?degeneracy? of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the women?s movement and its increasing influence. Doane... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00
This lively and controversial collection of essays sets out to theorize and practice a ?materialist-feminist? criticism of literature and culture. Such a criticism is based on the view that the material conditions in which men and women live are central to an understanding of culture and society. It emphasises the relation of gender to other categories... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 18.00
In his sixth collection, Mark Halliday continues to seek ways of using the smart playfulness of such poets as Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch to explore life’s emotional mysteries—both dire and hilarious—from the perpetual dissolving of our past to the perpetual frustration of our cravings for ego-triumph, for sublime connection... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 42.00
Philosophers and theorists have long recognized both the subversive and the transformative possibilities of friendship, the intimacy of which can transcend the impersonality of such identity categories as race, class, or gender. Unlike familial relations, friendships are chosen, opening a space of relative freedom in which to create and explore new... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
"A beautiful and richly instructive book, a worthy and welcome sequel to Eileen Simpson's Poets in Their Youth." Louis S. Auchincloss An intimately perceptive account, by a poet who knew them all, of the brilliant circle of poets who lived and worked in Boston through the half-decade beginning in 1955. That was the year Peter Davison, coming to Boston... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Presenting an up-to-date critical perspective as well as a cultural, political and historical context, this book is an excellent introduction to Mexican American literature, affording readers the major novels, drama and poetry. This volume presents fresh and original readings of major works, and with its historiographic and cultural analyses, impressively... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliography catalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched by Sontag's writings are few and far between. This volume is an exhaustive collection that includes her novels, essays, reviews, films... more...