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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • The Quotable Womanby Elaine Bernstein Partnow

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 114.00

    The Quotable Woman, Revised Edition gathers nearly 20,000 great quotations from more than 5,000 women throughout history, beginning with Eve and continuing to the present day. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is a treasure trove of both familiar and unexpected quotations on nearly every subject imaginable, including friendship, love, politics,... more...

  • New Essays on Song of Solomonby Valerie Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 30.00

    The essays in this volume, first published in 1995, present a range of theoretical and cultural perspectives on Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. more...

  • Ellen Glasgowby Dorothy M. Scura

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 50.00

    This book reprints contemporaneous reviews of Ellen Glasgow's books as they were published between 1897 and 1943. more...