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  • Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literatureby Inbar Raveh; Kaeren Fish

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories more...

  • Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women's Writingby Angela Laflen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Considering new perspectives on writers such as Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Louise Erdrich, Confronting Visuality in Multi-ethnic Women's Writing traces a cross-cultural tradition in which contemporary female writers situate images of women within larger contexts of visuality. 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...

  • Burying The Bonesby Hilary Spurling

    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...

  • 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...

  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen?s Englandby Roy & Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England explores the real England of Jane Austen's lifetime. It was a troubled period, with disturbing changes in industry and agriculture and a constant dread of invasion and revolution. The comfortable, tranquil country of her fiction is a complete contrast to the England in which she actually lived. From forced marriages... more...

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

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  • Time Bitesby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    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...

  • The Woman of Substanceby Piers Dudgeon

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 8.50

    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...