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  • Jane Austenby Claire Tomalin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

       At her death in 1817, Jane Austen left the world six of the most beloved novels written in English?but her shortsighted family destroyed the bulk of her letters; and if she kept any diaries, they did not survive her.  Now acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin has filled the gaps in the record, creating a remarkably fresh and convincing portrait of... more...

  • The Wilder Lifeby Wendy McClure

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history,... more...

  • Gender and Colonialismby Geraldine Moane

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 36.00

    The fist edition of this book was a pioneering work in the newly emerging field of liberation psychology. This revised and updated edition provides an up-to-date review of the latest international developments in liberation psychology, feminist psychology and critical psychology, with a framework that links the personal and the political.  more...

  • Travel Writingby Carl Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 24.95

    An increasingly popular genre ? addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics ? travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown. In this volume, Carl Thompson: introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates  provides a broad historical... more...

  • When Memory Speaksby Jill Ker Conway

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    J ill Ker Conway, one of our most admired  autobiographers--author of The Road from Coorain and True North--looks astutely and with feeling into the modern memoir: the forms and styles it assumes, and the strikingly different ways in which men and women respectively tend to understand and present their lives. In a narrative rich with evocations of... more...

  • Between Image and Identityby Karina A. Eileraas

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    This book addresses the 'autobiographical' literature, visual, and performance art of postcolonial women from Maghreb and Southeast Asia including Leila Sebbar, Assia Djebar, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Karina Eileraas critically examines how contemporary postcolonial artists participate in the violence of representation in order to re-imagine the relationship... more...

  • Transforming Loss into Beautyby Marle Hammond; Dana Sajdi

    The American University in Cairo Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    The contributors to this wide-ranging work of scholarship and analysis include mentors, colleagues, friends, and students of the late Magda al-Nowaihi, an outstanding scholar of Middle East studies whose diverse interests and energy inspired numerous colleagues. The book's first part is devoted to Arabic elegy, the subject of an unfinished work... more...

  • Chick Lit and Postfeminismby Stephanie Harzewski

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 19.50

    Originally a euphemism for Princeton University?s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women?s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women?s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as ... more...

  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 24.99

    Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma... more...

  • Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Pastby Jane de Gay

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 164.99

    The first book to explore Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels.It analyses Woolf's reading and writing practices via her essays, diaries and reading notebooks and presents chronological studies of eight of her novels, exploring how Woolf's intensive reading... more...