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- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.20
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 James... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 10.99
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...
Une étude sémantico-narratologique de Dis-moi que je vis (1964) et du Portique(1967) de Michèle MailhotThe Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95
This study is the first in-depth comparative textual analysis of the first two novels by feminist French-Canadian writer Michèle Mailhot (1932-2009). This pioneering study helps place the work of this innovative author in the corpus of Quebec literature. In French. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00
A lively overview of the current state and development of the field, including suggestions for further reading. more...
Experiments in Narrative Technique in the Novels of Muriel Spark, the Most internationally Recognized Scottish Writer in the Post-war EraThe Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95
The examines the development of the Scottish writer Muriel Spark as a major experimental writer through a detailed study of some of her critical writings and novels. This critical volume focuses on the radically innovative devices employed by Spark in her fiction as a mode to express her worldview. more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 9.99
Elizabeth Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Brontė (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another. This edition is based on the Third Edition of 1857, revised by Gaskell and collated with the manuscript and the previous two editions, as well as with Charlotte Brontė's letters, offering fuller information about the process... 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...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.04
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 life,... more...