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  • Sketches of Irish Characterby Marion Durnin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Born in Dublin into the Anglo-Irish gentry, Anna Maria Hall moved to London when she was fifteen where she became famous for her books, plays and travel writing. It was her book, Sketches of Irish Character (1829) which made her a household name. This modern critical edition is based on Hall's third, revised edition of 1844. more...

  • Understanding Diane Johnsonby Carolyn A. Durham; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    A critical study of a distinguished American novelist and a survey of her works about American and international culture more...

  • Flannery O'Connor, Hermit Novelistby Richard Giannone

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    A compelling study of O'Connor's fiction as illuminated by the teaching of the desert monastics more...

  • Mosaic of Fireby Caroline Maun

    University of South Carolina Press 2013; US$ 43.99

    A detailed look into the friendship and professional network of a group of significant modern American women writers. more...

  • Ambiguous Discourseby Kathy Mezei

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 27.99

    Carefully melding theory with close readings of texts, the contributors to Ambiguous Discourse explore the role of gender in the struggle for narrative control of specific works by British writers Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Anita Brookner, Angela Carter, Jeanette Winterson, and Mina Loy. This collection of twelve essays is the first book devoted... more...

  • Of Women Borneby Cynthia R. Wallace

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    The literature of Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, and Chimamanda Adichie teaches a risky, self-giving way of reading (and being) that brings home the dangers and the possibilities of suffering as an ethical good. Working the thought of feminist theologians and philosophers into an analysis of these women’s writings, Cynthia R. Wallace... more...

  • Keeping up Her Geographyby Tanya Ann Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Recently, literary critics and some historians have argued that to use the language of separate spheres is to "mistake fiction for reality." However, the tendency in this criticism is to ignore the work of feminist political theorists who argue that a range of ideologies of the public and private consistently work to mask gender inequalities. In ... more...

  • Westernsby Victoria Lamont

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00

    At every turn in the development of what we now know as the western, women writers have been instrumental in its formation. Yet the myth that the western is male-authored persists. Westerns: A Women’s History debunks this myth once and for all by recovering the women writers of popular westerns who were active during the late nineteenth and early... more...

  • Kate Chopin Reconsideredby Lynda S. Boren; Sarah deSaussure Davis

    LSU Press 1999; US$ 19.95

    In this indispensable volume, fourteen intellectually compelling essays consider Kate Chopin's life and art from a variety of critical perspectives—biographical, New Historicist, materialist, poststructuralist, feminist—with several of the pieces focusing on Chopin's classic novel, The Awakening . more...

  • The Literary Legacy of Rebecca Westby Carl Rollyson

    Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99

    The Literary Legacy of Rebecca West is the first book to explore the entire corpus of her extraordinary seventy-one year writing career. The general introductory studies of West are outdated and do not take into account her posthumous publications, or her large literary archive of unpublished letters and manuscripts. Previous scholarly books have... more...