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  • Confronting Visuality in Multi-Ethnic Women's Writingby Angela Laflen

    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...

  • Women of Willby Tina Packer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, a fierce, funny exploration--part master class, part brilliant analysis--of the women of Shakespeare's plays that illuminates for us his changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest insights. Beginning with Shakespeare's early work, including the... more...

  • The Essence of the Brontėsby Muriel Spark

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99

    First published in 1993, this book brings together Muriel Spark?s writings on the Brontė sisters, including a selection of their letters and a selection of Emily Brontė?s poems. Perceptively but unsentimentally, Spark considers the Brontės? lives and works, including their generally disastrous attempts at teaching, and reflects on her own fascination,... more...

  • Burying The Bonesby Hilary Spurling

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's... more...

  • Mary Wroth and Shakespeareby Paul Salzman; Marion Wynne-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the last twenty five years, scholarship on Early Modern women writers has produced editions and criticisms, both on various groups and individual authors. The work on Mary Wroth has been particularly impressive at integrating her poetry, prose and drama into the canon. This in turn has led to comparative studies that link Wroth to a number of... more...

  • Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyannaby Roxanne Harde; Lydia Kokkola

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fictionby Rosemary Erickson Johnsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    By examining the feminist interventions of contemporary women writers working in this subgenre, Johnsen advances the existing critical discussion of women's crime fiction. The writers studied here bring research expertise to bear on their chosen historical settings, creating a powerful but widely accessible statement about women in history. more...

  • 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 PRIZE® 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...

  • Jane Austenby Claire Tomalin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

       At her death in 1817, Jane Austen left the world six of the most beloved novels written in English?but her shortsighted family destroyed the bulk of her letters; and if she kept any diaries, they did not survive her.  Now acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin has filled the gaps in the record, creating a remarkably fresh and convincing portrait of... more...