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  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 1958; US$ 24.99

    Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma... more...

  • Virginia Woolf's Novels and the Literary Pastby Jane de Gay

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literatureby Scott Herring

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This Companion examines the connections between LGBTQ populations and American literature from the late eighteenth to twenty-first centuries. more...

  • Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writingby Zeynep Zeren Atayurt

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect' in contemporary Western society. This book engages... 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...