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  • The Outlandish Companionby Diana Gabaldon

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00

    New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander . Dragonfly In Amber , Voyager , and Drums Of Autumn . From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...