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  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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$ 21.08

    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...

  • Women Constructing Menby Sarah S. G. Frantz; Katharina Rennhak; Sarah Ailwood; Katherine Bode; Frederick Burwick; Rainer Emig; Sarah S. G. Frantz; George E. Haggerty; Roxanne Harde; Angela Laflen; Shawn Lisa Maurer; Ellen McWilliams; Sara Pearson; Virginia Richter

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in more...

  • Domesticity and Design in American Women?s Lives and Literatureby Caroline Hellman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book considers the ways Cather, Stowe, Wharton, and Alcott inhabited domestic space and portrayed it in their work. Exploring authors who had intriguing and autonomous relationships with home, Hellman undertakes a dual treatment of domesticity, synthesizing a more complete understanding of the relationships between social history and literary... more...