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  • British Women Writers and the Profession of Literary Criticism, 1789-1832by Mary A. Waters

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    This book examines professional literary criticism by Romantic-era British women to reveal that, while developing a conscious professionalism, women literary critics helped to shape the aesthetic models that defined Romantic-era literary values and made the British literary heritage a source of national pride. Women critics understood the contested... more...

  • The Laws of Eveningby Mary Yukari Waters

    Scribner 2003; US$ 13.99

    In this dazzling debut collection, Mary Yukari Waters, a remarkably gifted, award-winning Japanese-American writer, opens a window onto a foreign culture as she reveals the universal humanity of her characters. These uncommonly elegant and assured stories explore Japanese society caught between the long shadow of World War II and the rapid advance... more...

  • The Favoritesby Mary Yukari Waters

    Scribner 2009; US$ 25.00

    When Mary Yukari Waters's short-story collection, The Laws of Evening , was published, Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio's Fresh Air said that "Waters's empathic imagination is so vivid she makes her reader feel like a silent witness to the small acts of cruelty and surrender that the history books can't record." In her exquisite first novel,... more...

  • The Favoritesby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 12.99

    Kyoto 1978. Fourteen-year-old Sarah Rexford returns to Japan with her mother for the first time in five years, to stay with the family at her mother's childhood home. Having begun her teenage years in America, where she is popular, confident and assured, it is a shock for Sarah to find herself ill at ease and unsure of what to say or how to say it,... more...

  • The Laws Of Eveningby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; US$ 27.99

    After the war, the destruction begins. With exquisite prose and breathtaking insight, Mary Yukari Waters brings to life a generation of Japanese women who survived the war their husbands did not - the last representatives of a delicate, ancient culture. In their past lies the brutality and defeat of World War Two, which fills them with shame. In the... more...

  • The Favoritesby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    Kyoto 1978. Fourteen-year-old Sarah Rexford returns to Japan with her mother for the first time in five years, to stay with the family at her mother's childhood home. Having begun her teenage years in America, where she is popular, confident and assured, it is a shock for Sarah to find herself ill at ease and unsure of what to say or how to say it,... more...

  • The Laws Of Eveningby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    After the war, the destruction begins. With exquisite prose and breathtaking insight, Mary Yukari Waters brings to life a generation of Japanese women who survived the war their husbands did not - the last representatives of a delicate, ancient culture. In their past lies the brutality and defeat of World War Two, which fills them with shame. In the... more...

  • The Favoritesby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    Kyoto 1978. Fourteen-year-old Sarah Rexford returns to Japan with her mother for the first time in five years, to stay with the family at her mother's childhood home. Having begun her teenage years in America, where she is popular, confident and assured, it is a shock for Sarah to find herself ill at ease and unsure of what to say or how to say it,... more...

  • The Laws Of Eveningby Mary Yukari Waters

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    After the war, the destruction begins. With exquisite prose and breathtaking insight, Mary Yukari Waters brings to life a generation of Japanese women who survived the war their husbands did not - the last representatives of a delicate, ancient culture. In their past lies the brutality and defeat of World War Two, which fills them with shame. In the... more...

  • Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspectiveby Fiona Devine; Mary Waters

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This unique collection of original essays brings a comparative perspective to issues of social inequality. First-rate sociologists from around the world have contributed to this exciting and rigorous volume, drawing upon their own research in the fields of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, and gender and sexuality. Contains original essays... more...