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Women Authors

  • "The Space of Words"by Jennifer M. Hoyer

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    In this volume Jennifer Hoyer offers a new evaluation of one of the most significant Holocaust poets, Nelly Sachs. Sachs's conception of language as a landscape has long been understood by critics as an exilic ersatz Heimat for the lost German homeland, a reading that is based entirely on Sachs's postwar poems. Through close readings of the... more...

  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, `fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the `proper... more...

  • (Un)like Subjectsby Gerardine Meaney

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    What is the relationship between feminist critical theory and literature? This book deals with the relationship between women and writing, mothers and daughters, the maternal and history. It addresses the questions about language, writing and the relations between women which have preoccupied the three most influential French feminists and three... more...

  • 100 Voicesby Scott McConnell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    An extensive collection of never-before-published interviews reflecting on Ayn Rand's life and character. Drawing on 100 never-before-published interviews, Scott McConnell presents a unique portrait of a larger-than-life literary giant and a fascinating individual, Ayn Rand. Focusing on the private Rand, McConnell talked to the author's family,... more...

  • A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imaginationby Jane Campbell

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95

    A.S. Byatt's novel Possession: A Romance attracted international acclaim in 1990, winning both the Booker Prize and the Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize. In her long and eminent career, Byatt has steadily published both fiction and non-fiction, the latest of which has not, until now, been given full critical consideration. ... more...

  • Abjection, Melancholia and Loveby John Fletcher; Andrew Benjamin

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This volume begins with a new essay by Julia Kristeva, ?The Adolescent Novel?, in which she examines the relation between novelistic writing and the experience of adolescence as an ?open structure?. It is this blend of the literary with the psychoanalytic that places Kristeva?s work central to current thinking, from semiotics and critical theory to... more...

  • Adopting and Remembering Soviet Realityby Dalia Leinarte

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    For millions of people, the Soviet experience meant not only living through the torment of Stalinism and the GULAG, the unbelievable destiny of men and women during the 1917 Revolution, civil war, and the Second World War, or those breathtaking, gigantic more...

  • Aemilia Lanyerby Marshall Grossman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain. But in 1611 she did something extraordinary for a middle-class woman of the seventeenth century: she published a volume of original poems. Using standard genres to address distinctly feminine concerns, Lanyer's work is varied, subtle, provocative,... more...

  • Aesthetic Hysteriaby Ankhi Mukherjee

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine, aesthetic theory, speech act theory, feminism, and gender... more...

  • Aesthetic Pleasure in Twentieth-Century Women's Food Writingby Alice McLean

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the aesthetic pleasures of eating and writing in the lives of M. F. K. Fisher (1908-1992), Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967), and Elizabeth David (1913-1992). Growing up during a time when women's food writing was largely limited to the domestic cookbook, which helped to codify the guidelines of middle class domesticity, Fisher, Toklas,... more...