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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.65
"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...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 23.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.95 US$ 39.16
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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00
From one of the country?s foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, actor, director, and master teacher Tina Packer offers an exploration?fierce, funny, fearless?of the women of Shakespeare?s plays. A profound, and profoundly illuminating, book that gives us the playwright?s changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest... more...