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  • Not Under Fortyby Willa Cather

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolfby Susan Sellers

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    A revised and fully updated edition, featuring five new chapters reflecting recent scholarship on Woolf. more...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    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...

  • Since You Askby Louise Wareham

    Akashic Books 2004; US$ 14.99

    Winner of a James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award. more...

  • Ornament and Silenceby Kennedy Fraser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.00

    In these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families; in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible. In Ornament and Silence we see Virginia Woolf, haunted and eventually destroyed by the sexual secrets of her childhood. We meet Flaubert's theatrically importunate... more...

  • Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politicsby Yenna Wu; Fang-yu Li; Ping-hui Liao; Chia-lin Pao Tao; Murray A. Rubinstein; Aubrey Tang

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 82.99

    Li Ang?s Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics is the first collection of critical essays in English on Li Ang, the famous and controversial feminist writer from Taiwan, and some of her most celebrated works. The examination of Li Ang?s taboo-breaking, trail-blazing discourse on gender, sex, national politics, and identity by historians... more...

  • Why This Worldby Benjamin Moser

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.32

    "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$ 6.79

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century What Lips My Lips Have Kissed 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... more...

  • Modernism and Masculinityby Natalya Lusty; Julian Murphet

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

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

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

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