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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 7.98
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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries... more...
- Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19
In this intriguing and very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P.D. James considers the twelve months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, 'a time to be in earnest', as Dr Johnson said at the comparable moment of his very different life two centuries ago. In recording the events, thoughts and reflections of her present, Baroness... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 55.00
A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty's Nonfiction and Photographs is the first book-length study of Eudora Welty's full range of achievements in nonfiction and photography. A preeminent Welty scholar, Pearl Amelia McHaney offers clear-eyed and complex assessments of Welty's journalism, book reviews, letters, essays, autobiography, and photographs. Each... more...
Une étude sémantico-narratologique de Dis-moi que je vis (1964) et du Portique(1967) de Michèle MailhotThe Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 159.95
This study is the first in-depth comparative textual analysis of the first two novels by feminist French-Canadian writer Michèle Mailhot (1932-2009). This pioneering study helps place the work of this innovative author in the corpus of Quebec literature. In French. more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2011; Not Available
Places Woolf´s writing in the context of sartorial practice from the Victorian period to the 1930s.Bringing together studies in fashion, body culture and modernism, these 6 chapters place Woolf´s writing in the context of contemporary European fashions, sartorial practices and projects of dress reform. Drawing on theories of dress and fashion... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available
"A passionate, political and provocative study". Patricia Clements, Professor Emeritus, University of Alberta, and founding director of The Orlando Project. Times Higher Education Magazine. "The distillation of many years of sparklingly erudite scholarship and continuing incisive debate, Judith Allen's book is essential reading for... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available
This classic study shows that Woolf's most experimental writing is far from being a flight from social commitment into arcane modernism. Rather, it can be 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... more...
- Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; Not Available
The focus of this study is on Virginia Woolf's vast output of essays and their relation to her fiction. Randi Saloman shows that it was by employing tools and methods drawn from the essay genre - such as fragmentation, stream-of-consciousness and dialogic engagement with the reader - that Woolf managed to leave behind the realism of the 19th-century... more...
- 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...