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  • Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Languageby Judith Allen

    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...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Aurora Leigh'by Michele Martinez

    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...

  • The Boys of My Youthby Jo Ann Beard

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 25.20

    Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued... more...

  • Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Starsby Sandra Bark

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; US$ 25.20

    - This book is certain to appeal to the millions of Jewish women interested in Jewish literature and the writings of Cynthia Ozick, Francine Prose, and Grace Paley. Beautifully packaged, it is an ideal Mother's Day or Bat-Mitzvah gift.- This volume contains translations of Yiddish stories from eminent scholars--including an Isaac Bashevis Singer story... more...

  • Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Starsby Sandra Bark

    Grand Central Publishing 2007; Not Available

    - This book is certain to appeal to the millions of Jewish women interested in Jewish literature and the writings of Cynthia Ozick, Francine Prose, and Grace Paley. Beautifully packaged, it is an ideal Mother's Day or Bat-Mitzvah gift.- This volume contains translations of Yiddish stories from eminent scholars--including an Isaac Bashevis Singer story... more...

  • The Boys of My Youthby Jo Ann Beard

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; Not Available

    Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued... more...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Things I Don't Want to Know is a brilliantly insightful longform essay by Deborah Levy. 'Things I Don't Want to Know' is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing... more...

  • The Woman of Substanceby Piers Dudgeon

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The definitive biography of Barbara Taylor Bradford, author of twenty-one top-of-the-lists blockbuster bestsellers, starting with A Woman of Substance   For the first time ever, take a fascinating look at the remarkable life of Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her first book, A Woman of Substance, is one of the bestselling novels of all time and has... more...

  • Jane Austen's Erotic Adviceby Sarah Raff

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 19.99

    Raff sets her study in the early nineteenth century world, depicting the cultural debates and literary fandom that provided Austen a fertile playing field. She traces Austen's increasingly libidinal narrative presence (from early experiments in the narrator-reader relationship, to the seductive appeal of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride... more...

  • Why This Worldby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    "That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's development... more...