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  • Virginia Woolf and Classical Music: Politics, Aesthetics, Formby Emma Sutton

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    This study is a groundbreaking investigation into the formative influence of music on Virginia Woolf's writing. In this unique study Emma Sutton discusses all of Woolf's novels as well as selected essays and short fiction, offering detailed commentaries on Woolf's numerous allusions to classical repertoire and to composers including Bach,... more...

  • A Book for Herby Bridget Christie

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Bridget Christie is a stand-up comedian, idiot and feminist. On the 30th of April 2012, a man farted in the Women?s Studies Section of a bookshop and it changed her life forever. A Book For Her details Christie?s twelve years of anonymous toil in the bowels of stand-up comedy and the sudden epiphany that made her, unbelievably, one of the most... more...

  • Earthsongby Suzette Haden Elgin; Julie Vedder

    The Feminist Press at CUNY 2015; US$ 17.95

    The final volume in the trilogy feminist science-fiction fans have been waiting for. more...

  • The Racial Imaginaryby Claudia Rankine; Beth Loffreda; Cap Max King

    Fence Books 2015; US$ 12.99

    Frank, fearless letters from poets of all colors, genders, classes about the material conditions under which their art is made. more...

  • Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook After Fiftyby Alice Ridout; Roberta Rubenstein; Sandra Singer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Published in 1962, Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook merits fresh theoretical, geopolitical, autobiographical, and aesthetic approaches. Prompted by the novel's golden anniversary, the twelve essays collected in this volume provide fresh analyses along with appreciative memoirs for 21st century readers of this well-known masterpiece. more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Problem of the Subject: Feminine Writing in the Major Novelsby Makiko Minow-Pinkney

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 46.99

    This classic study shows that Woolf's most experimental writing is far from being a flight from social commitment into arcane modernism. Indeed, it is best seen as a feminist subversion of the deepest formal principles of a patriarchal social order: the very definitions of narrative, writing and the subject. In a series of subtle readings of five... more...

  • The Opposite of Fateby Amy Tan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    Delve into the stories from Amy Tan's life that inspired bestselling novels like The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight... more...

  • Mythological Constructs of Mexican Femininityby Pilar Melero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Mexican figures like La Virgen de Guadalupe, la Malinche, la Llorona, and la Chingada reflect different myths of motherhood in Mexican culture. For the first time, Melero examines these instances of portrayed motherhood as a discursive space in the political, cultural, and literary context of early twentieth century Mexico. more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fictionby Rosemary Erickson Johnsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    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...