Women in Literature
Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real
Short Stories by Latin American Women
The Magic and the Real
Paperback      ISBN: 0812967070
An outstanding collection of stories by women authors from Latin America explores elements of the realistic and the magical in works by Dora Alonso, Rosario Ferré, Elena Poniatowska, Luisa Valenzuela, and Ana Lydia Vega, among others. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
A Secret Sisterhood
The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot & Virginia Woolf
Hardcover      ISBN: 054488373x
A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends
Difficult Women: A Memoir of Three
Difficult Women
A Memoir of Three
Paperback      ISBN: 1681371499
David Plante's dazzling portraits of three influential women in the literary world, now back in print for the first time in decades. Difficult Women, the book with which David Plante made his name, presents three portraits—each one of them as detailed, textured, and imposing as the those of Lucian Freud—of three extraordinary, complicated, and, yes, difficult women, while also raising intriguing and in their own way difficult questions about the character and motivations of the keenly and often cruelly observant portraitist himself. The book begins with Plante’s portrait of Jean Rhys in her old age, when after years of silence that had left her great novels of the 1920s and ’30s virtually unknown, she published The Wide Sargasso Sea and became a minor celebrity. Rhys, however, can hardly be said to be enjoying her new success. A terminal alcoholic, she curses and staggers and rants in the hotel room she has chosen to live in like King Lear on the heath, while Plante looks impassively on. Sonia Orwell is Plante’s second subject, a suave exploiter and hapless victim of her beauty and social prowess, while the unflappable, brilliant, and impossibly opinionated Germaine Greer sails through the final pages of Plante’s book, ever ready to set the world, and any erring companion, right.
A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
A Secret Sisterhood
The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf
Paperback      ISBN: 1328532380
A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends
Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Paperback      ISBN: 0679768203
In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship to her work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Word for Word: A Translator's Memoir of Literature, Politics, and Survival in Soviet Russia
Word for Word
A Translator's Memoir of Literature, Politics, and Survival in Soviet Russia
Hardcover      ISBN: 1468307320
A literary translator in the Soviet Union describes what it was like growing up a Russian Jew during World War II, facing unyielding anti-Semitism and massive upheavals, yet had a remarkable career making great works accessible to her country despite all odds.
24 Pages and Other Poems
24 Pages and Other Poems
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940696097
Lisa Fishman’s sixth book of poetry is centered on bodies and where they are in relation to each otherwhether a body is of plant; of person; or of words, and whether a body is personal or civic; singular or collective; alive or dead. The contradictions of lyric unfold, in this most unconventional elegy, by means of perception so steady it can change.24 Pages and other poems extends backward and forward, with the presence of many, such as John Clare and Friederike Mayröcker, helping along the way. As if a corridor could open or the EAR's two missing letters h e a r t e a r t h wherever an animal pops out of the water such as a hooded merganser appeared to do a somersault diving under, not like a mallard more like a child or a ball it didn't come up until it did Lisa Fishman is the author of six books of poetry, including 24 Pages and other poems,F L O W E R C A R T, Current, and The Happiness Experiment. The first Lorine Niedecker Poet-in-Residence in Fort Atkinson and Blackhawk Island, Fishman lives in Orfordville and Madison, Wisconsin. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago.
24 Pages and Other Poems
24 Pages and Other Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1940696100
Lisa Fishman’s sixth book of poetry is centered on bodies and where they are in relation to each otherwhether a body is of plant; of person; or of words, and whether a body is personal or civic; singular or collective; alive or dead. The contradictions of lyric unfold, in this most unconventional elegy, by means of perception so steady it can change.24 Pages and other poems extends backward and forward, with the presence of many, such as John Clare and Friederike Mayröcker, helping along the way. As if a corridor could open or the EAR's two missing letters h e a r t e a r t h wherever an animal pops out of the water such as a hooded merganser appeared to do a somersault diving under, not like a mallard more like a child or a ball it didn't come up until it did Lisa Fishman is the author of six books of poetry, including 24 Pages and other poems,F L O W E R C A R T, Current, and The Happiness Experiment. The first Lorine Niedecker Poet-in-Residence in Fort Atkinson and Blackhawk Island, Fishman lives in Orfordville and Madison, Wisconsin. She teaches at Columbia College Chicago.
The Paradise of Women: Writings by Englishwomen of the Renaissance
The Paradise of Women
Writings by Englishwomen of the Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0231068859
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories
Paperback      ISBN: 0140261885
A collection of thirty-three short stories from around the world celebrates the diversity of women's experiences and includes selections from both famous and lesser-known female authors. Original.