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  • 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...

  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissedby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century This is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved.... more...

  • Modernism and Masculinityby Natalya Lusty; Julian Murphet

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Modernism and Masculinity explores the varied dimensions and manifestations of masculinity in modernist literature and culture. more...

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

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    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

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  • Jane Austen For Beginnersby Robert Dryden; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99

    Jane Austen's novels are classics. They have never been out of print, and have continuously been turned into countless movies and TV series, yet her works still remain largely misunderstood. On their surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England, far removed geographically and thematically from greater... more...

  • The Jews' Beech Treeby Annette von Droste?Hülshoff; Jolyon Timothy Hughes

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    The book provides a line-by-line translation of Die Judenbuche (1842) by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, arguably one of Germany?s greatest female poets. Often thought of as a mystery novella, The Jews? Beech Tree is as much an enigma to read today as it was in 1842. more...

  • A Dark Roseby Sally Wolff

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 48.00

    From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first published story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," to the reflective widow she described in her last novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically about the shadows and radiance of love. In a meticulous exploration of this theme, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's... more...

  • Eugenic Feminismby Asha Nadkarni

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Asha Nadkarni contends that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on women?s biological ability to ?reproduce the nation? they are participating in a eugenic project?sanctioning reproduction by some and prohibiting it by others. Employing a wide range of sources from the United States and India, Nadkarni shows how the exclusionary impulse... more...

  • Gendering War Talkby Miriam G. Cooke; Angela Woollacott

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.95

    In a century torn by violent civil uprisings, civilian bombings, and genocides, war has been an immediate experience for both soldiers and civilians, for both women and men. But has this reality changed our long-held images of the roles women and men play in war, or the emotions we attach to violence, or what we think war can accomplish? This provocative... more...