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  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.04

    Things I Don't Want to Know is a brilliantly insightful longform essay by Deborah Levy. 'Things I Don't Want to Know' is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life,... more...

  • Since You Askby Louise Wareham

    Akashic Books 2004; US$ 14.99

    Winner of a James Jones Literary Society First Novel Award. more...

  • Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politicsby Yenna Wu; Fang-yu Li; Ping-hui Liao; Chia-lin Pao Tao; Murray A. Rubinstein; Aubrey Tang

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 82.99

    Li Ang?s Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics is the first collection of critical essays in English on Li Ang, the famous and controversial feminist writer from Taiwan, and some of her most celebrated works. The examination of Li Ang?s taboo-breaking, trail-blazing discourse on gender, sex, national politics, and identity by historians... more...

  • Why This Worldby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 18.32

    "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...

  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissedby Daniel Mark Epstein

    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...

  • Modernism and Masculinityby Natalya Lusty; Julian Murphet

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Modernism and Masculinity explores the varied dimensions and manifestations of masculinity in modernist literature and culture. more...

  • Heroinesby Kate Zambreno

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99


  • Jane Austen For Beginnersby Robert Dryden; Joe Lee

    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...

  • Eugenic Feminismby Asha Nadkarni

    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...

  • Gendering War Talkby Miriam G. Cooke; Angela Woollacott

    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...