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Women Authors

  • The Deep Endby Mary Rose Callaghan

    University of Delaware Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    The Deep End is the coming-of-age memoir of Irish author Mary Rose Callaghan. Here Callaghan closely examines her relationship with her mother?which endured through economic hardship, and her mother?s descent into mental illness and alcoholism?in addition to Mary Rose?s own difficult childhood and later triumphs as a writer. more...

  • Five Faces of Japanese Feminismby Ineko Sata; Samuel Perry

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    This exquisite collection of short fiction by Sata Ineko (1904?1998) offers readers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women rarely dignified in fiction: glamorous café waitresses, feisty communist activists, a tortured novelist, a soldier?s wife, and single women in Japan?s Korean colony. Her delicately penned portraits challenge the tired,... more...

  • Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fictionby Christopher J. Knight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Christopher J. Knight?s Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction is a study of the British author Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 ? 2000), attending to her nine novels, especially as viewed through the lens both of "late style" (she published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age sixty) and, in her words, of "consolation, that is, for doubts... more...

  • The Otherworlds of Liz Jensenby Helen E. Mundler

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 85.00

    The first study of one of the most innovative of contemporary novelists, Liz Jensen, and of the "otherworlds" in her fiction. more...

  • A Room of One's Ownby Virginia Woolf

    HarperCollins Canada 2016; US$ 2.99

    A Room of One's Own is an essay based on a series of lectures Virginia Woolf delivered at Cambridge University in 1928. The argument she makes in this pioneering work of feminism is that in order to excel as artists women writers require both a literal and a figurative space they can claim as their own. Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest... more...

  • Aphrodite's Daughtersby Maureen Honey

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Aphrodite?s Daughters introduces us to Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery, African American poetic iconoclasts who viewed the female body as a source of strength and transcendence as they pioneered forthright modes of erotic self-expression during the Harlem Renaissance. Drawing from their published and unpublished poetry,... more...

  • British Women Writing Fictionby Abby H.P. Werlock

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Original essays by American and British scholars offer a reader-friendly introduction to the work of Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, and a dozen other British women writers. British women in the second half of the 20th century have produced a body of work that is as diverse as it is entertaining. This book offers an informal, jargon-free introduction... more...

  • Politics, Theory, and Filmby Bonnie Honig; Lori J. Marso

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    The disturbing and intense films of Lars von Trier are often dismissed as misogynist, misanthropic, or anti-humanist. This book, however, invites us to engage with his work to found a new feminist vision and discover what might be distinctively hopeful for the future of our fragile human condition. more...

  • Wollstonecraft's Ghostby Andrew McInnes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on the ways in which women writers from across the political spectrum engage with and adapt Wollstonecraft's political philosophy in order to advocate feminist reform, Andrew McInnes explores the aftermath of Wollstonecraft's death, the controversial publication of William Godwin's memoir of his wife, and Wollstonecraft's reception in the... more...

  • Edith Whartonby Alfred Bendixen; Annette Zilversmit

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1992, this volume of essays celebrates the revival of Edith Wharton?s critical reputation. It offers a variety of approaches to the work of Wharton and examines largely neglected texts. It differs from many other collections of Wharton criticism in its insistence that the entire body of Wharton?s work deserves attention. This book... more...