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- 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...
- 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...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's... more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99
Chapter 1 Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750-2000: An Introduction Chapter 2 Happy Men?: Mid-Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Ideal Masculinity Chapter 3 Male Privilege in Frances Burney's The Wanderer Chapter 4 The Medium Makes the Man: Anne Plumptre's Something New and The History of Myself and My Friend Chapter 5 "Too much... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00
Domesticity and Design in American Women?s Lives and Literature explores the ways in which four American women writers from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century inhabited domestic space and portrayed it in their work. Hellman explores independent female authors who had intriguing and autonomous relationships with home, relocating frequently... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19
In this intriguing and very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P.D. James considers the twelve months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, 'a time to be in earnest', as Dr Johnson said at the comparable moment of his very different life two centuries ago. In recording the events, thoughts and reflections of her present, Baroness... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available
Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O?Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed... more...