Women As Authors English Literature
American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
American Isis
The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath
Paperback      ISBN: 1250043441
A tribute to the 50th anniversary of the iconic poet's death draws on the recently opened archives of Ted Hughes to offer new insights into her psyche and literary achievements, in a portrait that includes previously unpublished papers and dozens of letters exchanged between Plath and Hughes. By the author of Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress.
Andrea Levy: Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Andrea Levy
Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Hardcover      ISBN: 1441160450
Angela Carter: New Critical Readings
Angela Carter
New Critical Readings
Hardcover      ISBN: 1441169288
Angela Carter: New Critical Readings
Angela Carter
New Critical Readings
Paperback      ISBN: 1472528522
Anne Finch and Her Poetry: A Critical Biography
Anne Finch and Her Poetry
A Critical Biography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0820314102

Anne Finch and Her Poetry is the first major critical examination of the life and works of the foremost English woman poet of the eighteenth century. This biography places Anne Finch (1661-1720) in her social and literary milieu and includes discussion of such topics as love and marriage, female friendships, melancholy, and nature as they relate both to Finch's life and to her poetry.

Barbara McGovern gives considerable attention to the methods by which Finch developed her artistry and molded a largely masculine literary tradition to her own designs through a variety of rhetorical and stylistic devices. She examines the entire body of Finch's work, including two verse plays and a number of previously unpublished poems and letters, and corrects numerous misconceptions about the poet and her work.

Though recognized in her lifetime as a talented poet, for nearly two hundred years Finch has been overlooked or, when anthologized, misrepresented. McGovern focuses on the historical place and displacement of Finch in Restoration and early eighteenth-century England in terms of her involvement with Britain's most critical religious and political controversies. An Anglican and Royalist who along with her husband was attached to the Stuart court at the time of the Glorious Revolution, Finch was an outsider because of her politics and religion as well as her gender. Despite her marginal status in society, Anne Finch was able to develop her poetic identity in part by defining her relationships with other early women writers, including Katherine Philips and Aphra Behn. Her female friendships, as well as aristocratic family ties and titled position, gave her access to a number of the most famous literary figures of her age, including Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.

A thoroughly researched, well-written, and compelling work, Anne Finch and Her Poetry will no doubt become the standard biography of the finest woman poet in England before the nineteenth century.

As Good As a Yarn With You: Letters Between Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Jean Devanny, Marjory Barnard, Flora Eldershaw and Eleanor Dark
As Good As a Yarn With You
Letters Between Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Jean Devanny, Marjory Barnard, Flora Eldershaw and Eleanor Dark
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0521576334
Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature
Beatrix Potter
A Life in Nature
Paperback      ISBN: 1250094194
Capturing the real world of Beatrix Potter, a meticulously researched biography details the life of the beloved children's author and illustrator who created such memorable characters as Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Tom Kitten, in a study complemented by some of Potter's beautiful images. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Becoming a Heroine: Reading About Women in Novels
Becoming a Heroine
Reading About Women in Novels
Paperback      ISBN: 0231100000
Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-west
Behind the Mask
The Life of Vita Sackville-west
Paperback      ISBN: 1250092078
"A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization. In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life. His narrative charts a fascinating course from Vita's lonely childhood at Knole, through her affectionate but 'open' marriage to Harold Nicolson (during which both husband and wife energetically pursued homosexual affairs, Vita most famously with Virginia Woolf), and through Vita's literary successes and disappointments, to the famous gardens the couple created at Sissinghurst. The book tells how, from her privileged world of the aristocracy, Sackville-West brought her penchant for costume, play-acting and rebellion to the artistic vanguard of modern Britain. Dennison is the acclaimed author of many books including a biography of Queen Victoria. Here, in the first biographyto be written of Vita for thirty years, he reveals the whole story and gets behind 'the beautiful mask' of Vita's public achievements to reveal an often troubled persona which heroically resisted compromise on every level. Drawing on wideranging sources and the extensive letters that sustained her marriage, this is a compelling story of love, loss and jealousy, of high-life and low points, of binding affection and illicit passion - a portrait of an extraordinary, 20th-century life"--
The Book of Margery Kempe: A New Translation
The Book of Margery Kempe
A New Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0385490372
The first known autobiography in the English language traces the spiritual awakening and religious pilgrimages of the late medieval mystic, a mother of fourteen children who traveled the known world searching for answers to her inner dilemmas. Original.