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  • Margaret Atwoodby Shannon Hengen; Ashley Thomson

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 94.99

    Shannon Hengen is Professor and Chair of English at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. She is the author of Margaret Atwood's Power (1993) and coeditor of Approaches to Teaching Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Other Works (1996). Ashley Thomson is a librarian at Laurentian University and has coauthored or co-edited seven previous... more...

  • Resolving the Paradox of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Sexual Politicsby Tamela Ice

    UPA 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...

  • A Backward Glanceby Edith Wharton; Louis Auchincloss

    Scribner 1998; US$ 17.00

    A Backward Glance is Edith Wharton's vivid account of both her public and her private life. With richness and delicacy, it describes the sophisticated New York society in which Wharton spent her youth, and chronicles her travels throughout Europe and her literary success as an adult. Beautifully depicted are her friendships with many of the most... more...

  • Fiction of Alice Munro, The: An Appreciationby Brad Hooper

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    As a short-story writer, Alice Munro has achieved high critical and popular regard in both her native Canada and in the United States. Indeed, Munro has been adopted by the entire English-speaking world as one of its own, and her work has received many awards and honors. In the U.S., she is roundly regarded as one of the best?if not the best?contemporary... more...

  • Elizabeth Spencer's Complicated Cartographiesby Catherine Seltzer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Elizabeth Spencer has published critically acclaimed fiction for over forty years. Yet in many respects, Spencer's work has existed largely on the margins of the southern canon, whose rigid boundaries cannot easily accommodate her shifting vision of - and relationship to - the South. 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 Publishing Group 2010; US$ 19.00

    Lives Like Loaded Guns ...reads like a fabulous detective story, replete with hidden treasure, diabolical adversaries and a curse from one generation to the next...Gordon is fair to all...revealing their strengths and liabilities, and she corrects some of the inconsistencies of earlier biographies..."Abyss has no biographer," Dickinson warned future... 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...

  • Poetics of the Bodyby Catherine Cucinella

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00

    This study examines representations of the body in the work of four important twentieth-century poets. more...

  • Ellen Glasgowby Dorothy M. Scura

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 52.00

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