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  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    A revealing, spirited and fascinating account of what life was really like in Jane Austen's England. more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Hermione Lee

    Random House 2010; US$ 21.20

    Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times. Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her... more...

  • Things I Don't Want to Knowby Deborah Levy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Margaret Fullerby Megan Marshall

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 16.95

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography   The award-winning author of The Peabody Sisters takes a fresh look at the trailblazing life of a great American heroine?Thoreau?s first editor, Emerson?s close friend, first female war correspondent, passionate advocate of personal and political freedom. more...

  • Women of Willby Tina Packer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare and theatre arts, a fierce, funny exploration--part master class, part brilliant analysis--of the women of Shakespeare's plays that illuminates for us his changing understanding of the feminine and reveals some of his deepest insights. Beginning with Shakespeare's early work, including the... more...

  • A Dark Roseby Sally Wolff

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 48.00

    From the heartbroken protagonist she depicted in her first published story, "Death of a Traveling Salesman," to the reflective widow she described in her last novel, The Optimist's Daughter, Eudora Welty wrote realistically about the shadows and radiance of love. In a meticulous exploration of this theme, Sally Wolff combines new readings of Welty's... more...

  • Blue Irisby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fictionby Rosemary Erickson Johnsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    By examining the feminist interventions of contemporary women writers working in this subgenre, Johnsen advances the existing critical discussion of women's crime fiction. The writers studied here bring research expertise to bear on their chosen historical settings, creating a powerful but widely accessible statement about women in history. more...

  • Passionate Fictionsby Marta Peixoto

    University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 57.00

    Clarice Lispector is the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century, Suzanne Ruta noted in the New York Times Book Review, "but because she is a woman and a Brazilian, she has remained virtually unknown in the United States." Passionate Fictions provides American readers with a critical introduction to this remarkable writer... more...

  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriageby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEŽ IN LITERATURE 2013 In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship) , Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves. A tough-minded housekeeper... more...