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  • Virginia Woolf, Fashion and Literary Modernityby R. S. Koppen

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Places Woolf's writing in the context of sartorial practice from the Victorian period to the 1930sBringing together studies in fashion, body culture and modernism, these 6 chapters place Woolf's writing in the context of contemporary European fashions, sartorial practices and projects of dress reform. Drawing on theories of dress and fashion... more...

  • In a Queer Time and Placeby Judith Halberstam

    NYU Press 2005; US$ 22.10

    In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity , Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms?especially female and trans-masculinities... more...

  • The Opposite of Fateby Amy Tan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    Sharp and invigorating . . . fertile reading. ( The New York Times Book Review ) Wickedly funny and honest. ( O Magazine ) A melodramatic, tragic and comedic tale . . . Tan is refreshingly candid. ( The Baltimore Sun ) more...

  • The Bronte Mythby Lucasta Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the... more...

  • Jane Austenby Marilyn Butler

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99

    Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical... more...

  • Time Bitesby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries... more...

  • Bluestockingsby Elizabeth Eger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This study argues that female networks of conversation, correspondence and patronage formed the foundation for women's work in the 'higher' realms of Shakespeare criticism and poetry. Eger traces the transition between Enlightenment and Romantic culture, arguing for the relevance of rational argument in the history of women's writing. more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Hermione Lee

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times. Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her... more...

  • Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875by Lia van Gemert; Hermina Joldersma; Olga van Marion; Dieuwke van der Poel; Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    This landmark bilingual Dutch-English anthology introduces women's writing in the Low Countries from 1200 to 1875 through a variety of texts characterised by the religious, social, political and feminist engagement of their authors, as well as their extraordinary artistic achievement. Dutch and Flemish female writers produced work of ardent religious... more...

  • Blue Irisby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two... more...