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  • A Dark Roseby Sally Wolff

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 48.00

    From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first published story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," to the reflective widow she described in her last novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically about the shadows and radiance of love. In a meticulous exploration of this theme, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's... 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 PRIZEŽ 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...

  • The Country You Have Never Seenby Joanna Russ

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 85.00

    In 1959, at the age of 22, Joanna Russ published her first science fiction story, ‘Nor Custom Stale’, in The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy . In the forty-five years since, Russ has continued to write some of the most popular, creative, and important novels and stories in science fiction. She was a central figure, along with contemporaries... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...