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  • Women in Clothesby Sheila Heti; Heidi Julavits; Leanne Shapton

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities?famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old?on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more... more...

  • The Fame Lunchesby Daphne Merkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 28.99

    A wide-ranging collection of essays by one of America?s most perceptive critics of popular and literary culture From one of America?s most insightful and independent-minded critics comes a remarkable new collection of essays, her first in more than fifteen years. Daphne Merkin brings her signature combination of wit, candor, and penetrating... more...

  • 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Writeby Sarah Ruhl

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 23.99

    Sarah Ruhl is a mother of three and one of America?s best-known playwrights. She has written a stunningly original book of essays whose concerns range from the most minimal and personal subjects to the most encompassing matters of art and culture. The titles themselves speak to the volume?s uniqueness: ?On lice,? ?On sleeping in the theater,? ?On... more...

  • Fall in, Ghostsby Edmund Blunden; Robyn Marsack

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99

    Edmund Blunden moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War , and his early edition of Wilfred Owen?s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience and to keep faith with his comrades in... more...

  • The Idea of Europe in British Travel Narratives, 1789-1914by Katarina Gephardt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Showing how specific rhetorical strategies used in nineteenth-century British travel writing produced fictional representations of continental Europe in works by Ann Radcliffe, Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, and Bram Stoker, Katarina Gephardt argues that nineteenth-century writers envisioned their country simultaneously as distinct from the Continent... more...

  • Writing Past Darkby Bonnie Friedman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas... more...

  • Writing Past Darkby Bonnie Friedman

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 9.99

    Writing Past Dark charts the emotional side of the writer's life. It is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing. Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas... more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • Anne of France: Lessons for my Daughterby Sharon L. Jansen

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014;

    Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI and sister of Charles VIII, was one of the most powerful women of her time. As the fifteenth century drew to a close, Anne composed a series of enseignements , "lessons", for her daughter Suzanne of Bourbon. These instructions represent a distillation of a lifetime's experience, and are presented through... more...

  • Rumors from the Cauldronby Valerie Miner

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    An indispensable collection of essays reflecting on the historical and cultural relevance of feminist movements across the globe  In these remarkably far-reaching writings, author and journalist Valerie Miner delivers a complex and engaging volume of essential reading. This book touches on topics ranging from suburban housewives to lesbian identity... more...