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  • 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...

  • 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 considers the... more...

  • The Culture of Soft Workby Heather J. Hicks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    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$ 94.99

    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

    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...

  • The Fiction of Alice Munro: An Appreciationby Brad Hooper

    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...

  • A Backward Glanceby Edith Wharton; Louis Auchincloss

    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...

  • The Hidden Writerby Alexandra Johnson

    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...

  • Elizabeth Spencer's Complicated Cartographiesby Catherine Seltzer

    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...

  • Lives Like Loaded Gunsby Lyndall Gordon

    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...