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  • 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...

  • 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 This book is based on her letters and on her unpublished memoir.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 Androgyne in Early Modern Franceby Marian Rothstein

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on sources in Genesis and Plato's Symposium , the androygyne during Early Modern France was a means of expressing the full potential of humans made in the image of God. This book documents and comments on the range of references to the androgyne in the writings of poets, philosophers, courtiers, and women in positions of political power. more...

  • Bridges to Memoryby Maria Rice Bellamy

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    Tracing the development of a new genre in contemporary American literature that was engendered in the civil rights, feminist, and ethnic empowerment struggles of the 1960s and 1970s, Bridges to Memory shows how these movements authorized African American and ethnic American women writers to reimagine the traumatic histories that form... more...

  • Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survivalby Tommasina Gabriele

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Dacia Maraini?s Narratives of Survival: (Re)Constructed explores key narratives published between1984 and 2004 through an elaboration of the paradigm of reconstruction. Using close textual analysis and interviews and essays by Maraini, the author includes men, children, animals, and imaginary characters in her study. The text explores language,... more...

  • A Tyrannous Eyeby Pearl Amelia McHaney

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 55.00

    A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty?s Nonfiction and Photographs is the first book-length study of Eudora Welty?s full range of achievements in nonfiction and photography. A preeminent Welty scholar, Pearl Amelia McHaney offers clear-eyed and complex assessments of Welty?s journalism, book reviews, letters, essays, autobiography, and photographs. Each... more...

  • Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyannaby Roxanne Harde; Lydia Kokkola

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling more...

  • Eudora Welty and Surrealismby Stephen M. Fuller

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 55.00

    Eudora Welty and Surrealism surveys Welty?s fiction during the most productive period of her long writing life. The study shows how the 1930s witnessed surrealism?s arrival in the United States largely through the products of its visual artists. Welty, a frequent traveler to New York City, where the surrealists exhibited, and a keen reader of magazines... more...

  • Reading Like a Girlby Sara K. Day

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 55.00

    How novels targeted at teens engage narrator and reader in intimate dramas of friendship, love, identity, and sexuality more...

  • Lynda Barryby Susan E. Kirtley

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    Best known for her long-running comic strip Ernie Pook?s Comeek , illustrated fiction ( Cruddy, The Good Times Are Killing Me ), and graphic novels ( One! Hundred! Demons! ), the art of Lynda Barry (b. 1956) has branched out to incorporate plays, paintings, radio commentary, and lectures. With a combination of simple, raw drawings and mature, eloquent... more...