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  • The Annotated Emmaby Jane Austen; David M. Shapard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.95

    From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen?s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:   -Explanations of historical context -Citations... more...

  • Bad Feministby Roxane Gay

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    New York Times Bestseller A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. ? Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool , but it is pink?all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink.... more...

  • Patience & Sarahby Isabel Miller; Emma Donoghue

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2005; US$ 17.95

    A Little Sister's Classic: a lesbian historical romance that is a literary touchstone for early-70s gay liberation. more...

  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...

  • The Writing Lifeby Annie Dillard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood ; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living ; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek . A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 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...

  • Diasporic Women's Writing of the Black Atlantic: (En)Gendering Literature and Performanceby Emilia María Durán-Almarza; Esther Álvarez López

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book brings together a complete set of approaches to works by female authors that articulate the black Atlantic in relation to the interplay of race, class, and gender. The chapters provide the grounds to (en)gender a more complex understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in the Atlantic basin. The variety of approaches... more...

  • Mothers and Other Clowns: The Stories of Alice Munroby Magdalene Redekop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1992, this is the first study of the work of Alice Munro to focus on her obsession with mothering, and to relate it to the hallucinatory quality of her magic realism. A bizarre collection of clowning mothers parade across the pages of Munro?s fiction, playing practical jokes, performing stunts, and dressing in disguises that recycle... 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...

  • Textual Liberation (Routledge Revivals)by Helena Forsas-Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Feminist writing has emerged in recent years as a major influence of twentieth-century European literature. Textual Liberation, first published in 1991, provides a timely and wide-ranging survey of twentieth-century feminist writing in Europe, presenting texts from a number of countries and highlighting some of the transnational parallels and contrasts.... more...