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- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 164.99
The first book to explore Virginia Woolf's preoccupation with the literary past and its profound impact on the content and structure of her novels.It analyses Woolf's reading and writing practices via her essays, diaries and reading notebooks and presents chronological studies of eight of her novels, exploring how Woolf's intensive reading... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.18
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...