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- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99
It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick BrontëElizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another.Gaskell was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and, having been invited to write the offical life, determined... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to that. To that she directed readers of these essays, declaring that anyone under forty years old would not be interested in them. But she... more...
- Verso Books 2013; US$ 26.95
A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don?t ask, don?t tell . As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 17.99
Drawing on her experiences as a professor of English and the author of sixteen highly acclaimed books, critic bell hooks presents an insightful collection of essays on the process and politics of writing. Centrally, many of the essays raise provocative questions about the feminist movement and women's writing--the kinds of voices women have established... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 16.95
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine?Thoreau?s first editor, Emerson?s close friend, first female war correspondent, passionate advocate of personal and political freedom. more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Through close readings of Woolf's essays, including 'Montaigne', A Room of One's Own, 'Craftsmanship', Three Guineas and 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', Allen shows how Woolf's politics are expressed and enacted in her writing. She then works from a wide range of sources to relate Woolf's views and methods... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00
Introduces new readers and students to a celebrated and controversial Victorian novel-poem. Michele C. Martinez guides readers through the poem's major themes and literary and social contexts, introducing a range of interpretive frameworks. Long extracts from the poem are accompanied by helpful explanatory commentary. The text's composition... more...