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  • Feminist Rereadings of Rabbinic Literatureby Inbar Raveh; Kaeren Fish

    Brandeis University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Novel readings of rabbinic literature from the perspective of feminism and gender reading theories more...

  • Stories of womenby Elleke Boehmer

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    Elleke Boehmer's work on the crucial intersections between independence, nationalism and gender has already proved canonical in the field. 'Stories of women' combines her keynote essays on the mother figure and the postcolonial nation, with incisive new work on male autobiography, 'daughter' writers, the colonial body, the trauma of the post-colony,... 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...

  • The Novels Of George Eliot, A Reviewby Henry James

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 1.39

    Henry James was born on 15 April 1843 and is regarded as one of the great literary figures of 19th Century writing. Born in New York, he moved between there and Europe, being tutored in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna, and Bonn. At the age of 19 he briefly attended Harvard Law School, but preferred reading literature to studying law and settled the... more...

  • Dark Assemblagesby Kay Pritchett

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    In Dark Assemblages , Kay Pritchett, after surveying the novelistic production of celebrated Neo-Gothic writer Pilar Pedraza (1951-), focuses on the relevance of the Spanish author's fiction to contemporary social concerns. Pedraza's Gothic stories of development reveal the power of conventional representations ( fixed images ) to undermine... more...

  • Elizabeth Bishop's Prosaicby Vidyan Ravinthiran

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book approaches, for the first time, Elizabeth Bishop?s work in multiple genres (her prose-like verse, her literary prose, her prose poems, and her letter prose) as a stylistic whole. more...

  • Winifred Gérinby Helen MacEwan

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The biographer Winifred Gérin (1901-81), wrote on all the lives of the four Brontë siblings. She also wrote about Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Thackeray Ritchie and Fanny Burney. This book is based on her letters and on her unpublished memoir. Gérin?s childhood and youth, like the Brontës?, was characterised by a cultured home and intense imaginative life... more...

  • The National Body in Mexican Literatureby Rebecca Janzen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.... more...

  • Foodscapes of Contemporary Japanese Women Writersby Yuki Masami; Michael Berman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Translated from Japanese, this study exposes English-language scholars to the complexities of the relationship between food, culture, the environment, and literature in Japan. Yuki explores the systems of value surrounding food as expressed in four popular Japanese female writers: Ishimure Michiko, Taguchi Randy, Morisaki Kazue, and Nashiki Kaho. more...

  • Women, Enjoyment, and the Defense of Virtue in Boccaccio?s Decameronby Valerio Ferme

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Providing new ways of reading Boccaccio's masterpiece, Decameron , Ferme analyzes the dynamics between the women who rule the first half of the story. Peeling back the many narrative layers within and outside of the framework, this book unearths the complications and trickery surrounding gender and death in Boccaccio's world and culture. more...