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Out of Africa

by Isak Dinesen

|September 5, 1992

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the…

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In this anthology, the writings of a diversity of Montreal women are used to outline the dimensions of political, cultural, educational and social life as experienced by Quebecoises.

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The New Press is pleased to reissue Marguerite Duras's "The War" in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Paris. These extraordinary pages, written in 1944 but finished in 1985, form a totally new image of the heroine of "The Lover" and,…

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Acknowledged by many feminists as the single most important theoretical work of this century, Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex (1949) nevertheless occupies an anomalous place in the feminist "canon". Yet it has had an undeniable impact, not only on the…

Alice Munro

by Coral Ann Howells

|September 30, 1998

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Alice Munro is Canada’s greatest short story writer. This book, the first full length study of her work published in Britain, explores the appeal of Munro’s fictions of small-town Canadian life with their precise attention to social surfaces and their…

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The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett is one of the most important works of New England local color fiction. This collection of essays builds on feminist literary scholarship that affirms the value of Jewett's work, but goes beyond previously…

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This book explores the writer's narrative journey into the inner depths of the human being through the study of the most important themes and aspects of her work. Instead of following one determined critical theory, the different subjects are approached from a…

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This guide to women's writing in English aims to consolidate and epitomize the rereading of women's writing that has gone on in the past twenty-five years. There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all…

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The literature by women writers in German-speaking countries is abundant and varied, yet it is almost undocumented in English. This annotated bio-bibliographical guide presents both factual and interpretive information on 185 Austrian, German (German Democratic…

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With 81 contributors, Women & Words was the most ambitious collection of writing published during the rise of Canada women's writing in the 1980s, and the first one to be published in both French and English. It includes short fiction, poetry and dramatic pieces…

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Now in its second edition with a new introduction by the editor, this important collection includes writings by Dame Shirley, Josephine Clifford McCrakin, Ina Coolbrith, Ada Clare, and others.