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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Opposite of Fateby Amy Tan

    Penguin Publishing Group 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 insight... 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...

  • 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...