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  • Passionate Fictionsby Marta Peixoto

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 57.00

    Clarice Lispector is the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century, Suzanne Ruta noted in the New York Times Book Review, "but because she is a woman and a Brazilian, she has remained virtually unknown in the United States." Passionate Fictions provides American readers with a critical introduction to this remarkable writer... more...

  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriageby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEŽ IN LITERATURE 2013 In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship) , Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves. A tough-minded housekeeper... more...

  • The Country You Have Never Seenby Joanna Russ

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    In 1959, at the age of 22, Joanna Russ published her first science fiction story, ‘Nor Custom Stale’, in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy . In the forty-five years since, Russ has continued to write some of the most popular, creative, and important novels and stories in science fiction. She was a central figure, along with contemporaries... more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Michael Whitworth

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 8.99

    Political and social change during Woolf's lifetime led her to address the role of the state and the individual. Michael Whitworth shows how ideas and images from contemporary novelists, philosophers, theorists, and scientists fuelled her writing, and how critics, film-makers, and novelists have reinterpreted her work for later generations. - ;During... more...

  • Jane Austenby Marilyn Butler

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 6.99

    Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical... more...

  • Notes on Sontagby Phillip Lopate

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    Notes on Sontag is a frank, witty, and entertaining reflection on the work, influence, and personality of one of the "foremost interpreters of . . . our recent contemporary moment." Adopting Sontag's favorite form, a set of brief essays or notes that circle around a topic from different perspectives, renowned essayist Phillip Lopate... more...

  • The Culture of Soft Workby Heather J. Hicks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    The Culture of Soft Work examines American writers' responses to human resource management and motivational techniques in the workplace through readings of postmodern novels and a diverse range of other canonical and popular texts. more...

  • Margaret Atwoodby Shannon Hengen; Ashley Thomson

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 99.99

    Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes... more...

  • Resolving the Paradox of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Sexual Politicsby Tamela Ice

    UPA 2009; US$ 27.99

    This book proposes a resolution to the paradox of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's sexual politics?that he is the philosopher of freedom for men yet philosopher of servitude for women. Using Simone de Beauvoir's notions of liberty, the author proposes a way to use Rousseau's philosophies to overcome psychological oppression. more...

  • The Fiction of Alice Munro: An Appreciationby Brad Hooper

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    As a short-story writer, Alice Munro has achieved high critical and popular regard in both her native Canada and in the United States. Indeed, Munro has been adopted by the entire English-speaking world as one of its own, and her work has received many awards and honors. In the U.S., she is roundly regarded as one of the best?if not the best?contemporary... more...