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  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissedby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century This is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved.... more...

  • The Jews' Beech Treeby Annette von Droste?Hülshoff; Jolyon Timothy Hughes

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    The book provides a line-by-line translation of Die Judenbuche (1842) by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, arguably one of Germany?s greatest female poets. Often thought of as a mystery novella, The Jews? Beech Tree is as much an enigma to read today as it was in 1842. more...

  • Vintage Munroby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 10.95

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. ?In Munro?s hands, as in Chekhov?s, a short story is more than big enough to hold the world?and to astonish us again and again.? ? Chicago Tribune In... 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 Atlanticby Emilia María Durán-Almarza; Esther Álvarez López

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This volume seeks to engender a more complex, gendered understanding of the scattered geographies of the African diaspora in the Atlantic basin focusing on the study of contemporary women writers and performers? literary productions and performative practices. 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...

  • Sarah Orne Jewettby Josephine Donovan

    Cybereditions 2000; US$ 12.95

    An updated and revised edition of a classic study, this widely cited book presents a lucid review of all of Jewett's work, which includes nearly 200 stories and novels. In a new preface Donovan discusses the 'culture war' that has recently erupted over Jewett. more...

  • The Opposite of Fateby Amy Tan

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 16.00

    Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her... more...