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- University Press of America 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...
- Scribner 1998; US$ 17.00
A Backward Glance is Edith Wharton's vivid account of both her public and her private life. With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. Beautifully depicted are her friendships with many of the most... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 45.00
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
"Whom do I tell when I tell a blank page?" Virginia Woolf's question is one that generations of readers and writers searching to map a creative life have asked of their own diaries. No other document quite compares with the intimacies and yearnings, the confessions and desires, revealed in the pages of a diary. Presenting seven portraits of literary... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
Elizabeth Spencer has published critically acclaimed fiction for over forty years. Yet in many respects, Spencer's work has existed largely on the margins of the southern canon, whose rigid boundaries cannot easily accommodate her shifting vision of - and relationship to - the South. more...
- Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 32.95
" Lives Like Loaded Guns ...reads like a fabulous detective story...[Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." -- The Washington Post In 1882, Emily Dickinson's brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the accomplished and ravishing Mabel Todd, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 114.00
The Quotable Woman, Revised Edition gathers nearly 20,000 great quotations from more than 5,000 women throughout history, beginning with Eve and continuing to the present day. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is a treasure trove of both familiar and unexpected quotations on nearly every subject imaginable, including friendship, love, politics,... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 114.00
In a world struggling with 'fundamentalisms', media consolidation and the stifling of dissent, there is an urgent need for scepticism, critical thinking, and ultimately, a greater understanding of the complexities and functions of language. This timely study explores the relevance of Virginia Woolf's texts to questions regarding the dissemination... more...