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  • Gendered Pathologiesby Sondra Archimedes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Gendered Pathologies examines nineteenth-century literary representations of the pathologized female body in relation to biomedical discourses about gender and society in Victorian England. According to medical and scientific views of the period, the woman who did not conform to the dictates of gender ideology was, biologically speaking, aberrant:... more...

  • The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writersby Wendy Martin; Sharone Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 29.95

    The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women?s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a... more...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.98

    Things I Don't Want to Know is a brilliantly insightful longform essay by Deborah Levy. 'Things I Don't Want to Know' is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life,... more...

  • Why This Worldby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    "That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's development... more...

  • Passionate Fictionsby Marta Peixoto

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 57.00

    Clarice Lispector is the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century, Suzanne Ruta noted in the New York Times Book Review, "but because she is a woman and a Brazilian, she has remained virtually unknown in the United States." Passionate Fictions provides American readers with a critical introduction to this remarkable writer... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fictionby Rosemary Erickson Johnsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    By examining the feminist interventions of contemporary women writers working in this subgenre, Johnsen advances the existing critical discussion of women's crime fiction. The writers studied here bring research expertise to bear on their chosen historical settings, creating a powerful but widely accessible statement about women in history. more...

  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriageby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEŽ IN LITERATURE 2013 In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship) , Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves. A tough-minded housekeeper... more...

  • The Country You Have Never Seenby Joanna Russ

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    In 1959, at the age of 22, Joanna Russ published her first science fiction story, ‘Nor Custom Stale’, in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy . In the forty-five years since, Russ has continued to write some of the most popular, creative, and important novels and stories in science fiction. She was a central figure, along with contemporaries... more...

  • The Culture of Soft Workby Heather J. Hicks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    The Culture of Soft Work examines American writers' responses to human resource management and motivational techniques in the workplace through readings of postmodern novels and a diverse range of other canonical and popular texts. more...

  • Notes on Sontagby Phillip Lopate

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Notes on Sontag is a frank, witty, and entertaining reflection on the work, influence, and personality of one of the "foremost interpreters of . . . our recent contemporary moment." Adopting Sontag's favorite form, a set of brief essays or notes that circle around a topic from different perspectives, renowned essayist Phillip Lopate... more...