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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...

  • 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...

  • A Backward Glanceby Edith Wharton; Louis Auchincloss

    Scribner 1998; US$ 17.00

    Chapter 1 THE BACKGROUND Gute Gesellschaft hab ich gesehen; man nennt sie die gute Wenn sie zum kleinsten Gedicht nicht die Gelegenheit giebt. Goethe: Venezianische Epigrammen 1 It was on a bright day of midwinter, in New York. The little girl who eventually became me, but as yet was neither me nor anybody else in particular, but merely... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...