BookBest US | UK | Germany
arts   biographies   business   children   computers   cooking   engineering  
entertainment   gay   health   history   home   law   medicine   nonfiction   outdoors   parenting   professional   reference   religion   science   sports   teens   travel  
 Help  
Nonfiction - Women's Studies - Women Writers

181-200 of 200     Back   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10

click price to see details     click image to enlarge     click link to go to the store

$12.44
181. The Sewing Room : Uncommon Reflections
$16.02
182. Searching for Jane Austen
$19.95
183. Jane Austen in Hollywood
$75.00
184. Autobiography and Gender in Early
$35.00
185. Toni Morrison: Contemporary Critical
$34.95
186. Understanding Lillian Hellman
$10.16
187. God of Dirt: Mary Oliver and the
$24.99
188. The Cambridge Companion to Margaret
$25.00
189. Things Of The Spirit: Women Writers
$39.95
190. The New Woman And the Empire
$19.95
191. Silko: Writing Storyteller And
$9.95
192. Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes
$19.95
193. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting
$24.95
194. Masking Selves, Making Subjects:
$22.95
195. The Recalcitrant Art: Diotima's
$32.95
196. Songs of the Women Troubadours
$55.00
197. Imperialism at Home: Race and
$22.95
198. Impossible Purities: Blackness,
$19.95
199. The Wilderness Within: American
$11.16
200. Lifesaving: A Memoir

181. The Sewing Room : Uncommon Reflections of Life, Love, and Work
by Morehouse Publishing
Paperback (December, 1997)
list price: $15.95 -- our price: $12.44
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0819217239
Sales Rank: 540525
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
This book is fantastic. In her simple, straightforward and lucid style, Reverend Barbara Crafton shares several stories drawn from her personal and ministerial lives. The stories are brief, their impact is not. She has a unique gift for being able to see the grace and meaning in simple incidents and to convey it without getting in the way. Although I loved all of them, the one about the eggs and the one entitled "Men are Delicate" especially touched me. A wonderful book.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite book!
This book is quite simply the best book I've ever read. It is a series ofessays about everyday things and events, written in such a way that youwill be entertained, provoked to thought, amused, deeply moved. The writingstyle is plain and straight-forward and extremely clear and effective.Almost everyone to whom I have recommended this book has read it and thenbought it. In fact, many of its readers have bought it for their family andfriends - I know I have!

5-0 out of 5 stars It is simply the most uplifting book I've ever read.
My wife and I have been honored to call Barbara our friend; nevertheless, we apply no bias in expressing our love of this book. Barbara fills her books with uncommon wisdom and heart-on-her-sleeve humanity. Without fail,every story she relates makes me glad for having read it, even when thesubject matter is grim. Anyone needing a boost of their spirits would dowell to turn to any page of this book, and take in what Barbara has toshare. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American Essays    2. Crafton, Barbara Cawthorne    3. Essays    4. General    5. Inspirational    6. Inspirational - Protestant    7. Life    8. Literary Collections    9. Literary Criticism    10. Women Authors    11. Christian life & practice    12. English    13. Literary studies: general    14. USA   


182. Searching for Jane Austen
by University of Wisconsin Press
Paperback (24 January, 2006)
list price: $21.95 -- our price: $16.02
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0299201848
Sales Rank: 546416
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars finally,a fresh view of jane austen
What a wonderful addition to the genre.A fresh view of Jane Austen as anything but a quiet spinster.Fabulous research on the ways her family tried to sanitize her image, and the ways publishers and critics have fallen for this trick, to the point of revising her very appearance.For the sassy author of books that pointedly, acidly and poignantly highlighted the constraints faced by women, the constricted view of Austen herself seems like some kind of perverse performance art.Auerbach's book gives Austen back her original appearance and her original personality.You will enjoy it.Guaranteed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Especially recommended for college library literary criticism reference collection
Searching For Jane Austen studies the life and writings of Jane Austen, the well-known author of numerous literary classics. In particular, Searching For Jane Austen devotes itself to six of Austen's novels, scrutinizing not only the works themselves but two hundred years of literary criticism about "Northanger Abbey", "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", and "Emma". Author and English professor Emily Auerbach challenges the perceived image of Austen as pining and romantically frustrated, instead presenting a bold counter-portrait of Austen as buoyant, fearless, and adaptable. A handful of black-and-white illustrations intersperse the respectful yet lively text. Additional chapters discuss how Austen is viewed today, and an appendix closely examines Mark Twain's notorious disdain for Austen's works - was this petty rivalry, serious-minded repugnance, or jocular tongue-in-cheek mockery? Especially recommended for college library literary criticism reference collection
5-0 out of 5 stars A Monumental Search
Jane Austen's clergyman brother, along with other relatives, seemed to have some misguided need to present an image of her to the public which, sadly, has endured.Emily Auerbach, through a prodigious examination of Austen's novels and other writings dispels this myth of a docile, sweet, and gentle Jane Austen.I like to picture Ms. Austen giving a hearty salute to Ms. Auerbach for what she has accomplished with this book.
Read more

Subjects:  1. 1775-1817    2. 19th century    3. Austen, Jane,    4. Criticism and interpretation    5. England    6. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    7. General    8. History    9. History and criticism    10. Literary Criticism    11. Literature - Classics / Criticism    12. Love stories, English    13. Women Authors    14. Women and literature    15. Women's Studies - General    16. English    17. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors    18. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century   


183. Jane Austen in Hollywood
by University Press of Kentucky
Paperback (January, 2001)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $19.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0813190061
Sales Rank: 631036
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy to read; easy to recommend.
Easy and accessible reading on a great writer.One of the best things about this book is the lack of critical consensus on so many important Austen issues (especially concerning her ostensible feminism and her indisputable irony)--it's always amusing (and enlightening) to listen in on a civilised, academic brawl! Do make sure to get the 2nd edition with 14 essays including the new one, "The Mouse that Roared."

5-0 out of 5 stars How to love the movies
This book really helped me explain Jane Austen to my husband. Now he watches the movies with me quite contentedly.

5-0 out of 5 stars 2nd edition
The second edition (available only in paperback) contains a new essay, "The Mouse that Roared," about Patricial Rozema's film of Mansfield Park. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1775-1817    2. Austen, Jane,    3. Austen, Jane, 1775-1817    4. Cinema/Film: Book    5. England    6. English fiction    7. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    8. Film & Video - History & Criticism    9. Film adaptations    10. Film and video adaptations    11. History and criticism    12. Performing Arts    13. Pop Arts / Pop Culture    14. Popular Culture - General    15. Special Subjects In Motion Pictures    16. Women Authors    17. Women in motion pictures    18. Austen, Jane    19. English    20. Film theory & criticism    21. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century   


184. Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women's Lives, 1600-1680
by Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (20 March, 2006)
list price: $75.00 -- our price: $75.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0521856957
Sales Rank: 935160
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. Autobiography    2. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    3. Literary Criticism    4. Literature - Classics / Criticism    5. Women Authors    6. British Isles    7. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    8. Literature: Texts   


185. Toni Morrison: Contemporary Critical Essays (New Casebooks)
by Palgrave Macmillan
Paperback (15 June, 1998)
list price: $35.00 -- our price: $35.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0312211236
Sales Rank: 882984
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. African American women in literature    3. African Americans in literature    4. American - African American & Black    5. Criticism and interpretation    6. History    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Morrison, Toni    10. United States    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. Literary Criticism & Collections / African-American & Black   


186. Understanding Lillian Hellman (Understanding Contemporary American Literature)
by University of South Carolina Press
Hardcover (September, 1999)
list price: $34.95 -- our price: $34.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 1570033021
Sales Rank: 740753
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Understanding Lillian Hellman
Now I understand better the works of Lillian Hellman - her plays and memoirs.The authors put the plays into the context of their times but also show how they are timely today.It really sheds light on the memoirs,great reading, and explains the book Maybe, a puzzle now made clear. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American    2. American - General    3. Drama    4. Hellman, Lillian, 1906-1984    5. Literary Criticism    6. Plays / Drama    7. Women Authors    8. American English    9. Biography: general    10. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    11. Plays & playwrights: from c 1900 -    12. USA   


187. God of Dirt: Mary Oliver and the Other Book of God
by Cowley Publications
Paperback (25 June, 2004)
list price: $11.95 -- our price: $10.16
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 1561012610
Sales Rank: 37503
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Just a Wonderful Read...
This book enabled me to discover that the correspondence between Oliver's poetry and traditional religious language provides a fresh perspective from which to enjoy her work.
Read more

Subjects:  1. 1935-    2. American - General    3. Criticism and interpretation    4. General    5. God in literature    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Nature in literature    9. Oliver, Mary,    10. Poetry    11. Religion in literature    12. Women Authors    13. Religion & Beliefs    14. Religion / Episcopalianism   


188. The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (17 April, 2006)
list price: $24.99 -- our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0521548519
Sales Rank: 653014
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 1939-    2. 20th century    3. American - General    4. Atwood, Margaret Eleanor,    5. Canada    6. Canadian    7. Criticism and interpretation    8. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    9. Handbooks, manuals, etc    10. History    11. Literary Criticism    12. Literature - Classics / Criticism    13. Women Authors    14. Women and literature    15. English    16. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    17. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    18. USA   


189. Things Of The Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality
by University of Notre Dame Press
Paperback (November, 2004)
list price: $25.00 -- our price: $25.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0268029628
Sales Rank: 438928
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. Feminist theology    2. Literary Criticism    3. Literature - Classics / Criticism    4. Spirituality in literature    5. Women Authors    6. Literary studies: general   


190. The New Woman And the Empire
by Ohio State University Press
Hardcover (15 October, 2005)
list price: $39.95 -- our price: $39.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0814210058
Sales Rank: 839189
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. English fiction    3. English-speaking countries    4. Feminism and literature    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Imperialism in literature    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Women Authors    11. Women's Studies - General   


191. Silko: Writing Storyteller And Medicine Woman (American Indian Literature & Critical Studies (Paperback))
by University of Oklahoma Press
Paperback (30 July, 2005)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $19.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0806137258
Sales Rank: 800137
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. American - Native American    2. Literary Criticism    3. Literature - Classics / Criticism    4. Women Authors    5. American history    6. North America   


192. Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries)
by Continuum International Publishing Group
Paperback (May, 2002)
list price: $9.95 -- our price: $9.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0826452388
Sales Rank: 547046
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Accolades for Reader's Guide (Continuum Contemporaries) for Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum
The reader's guides in the Continuum Contemporaries series are excellent. This one for Kate Atkinson's Behind the Scenes at the Museum is excellent. Great overview with concise analytical information including author information.

5-0 out of 5 stars She's a genius!
Kate Atkinson is a genius, and this is a great little book all about her first novel. According to the book, Kate thinks that her second novel Human Croquet is better, but I disagree. Behind the Scenes at the Museum is just amazing. In the first chapter of this, she comes across as slightly mad - which she may well be. When a British newspaper asks her for her favourite ten books, for example, she manages to squeeze in thirteen. (But it's a great list anyway!) The book talks about her obsession with dogs and with Lewis Carroll, and gets very in-depth about Behind the Scenes at the Museum, which I thought was fascinating. And you would not believe the patronising nonsense that some male reviewers and judges came out with about the novel. Just unbelievable. Read more

Subjects:  1. Atkinson, Kate    2. Atkinson, Kate.    3. Behind the scenes at the museu    4. Behind the scenes at the museum    5. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    6. In literature    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Women Authors    10. Yorkshire (England)    11. British Isles    12. English    13. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    14. Study Aids    15. Book Notes   


193. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition
by University of California Press
Paperback (31 May, 1999)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $19.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0520215087
Sales Rank: 475190
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Scholarly and exceptionally well researched
I picked up this book out of curiosity because I write crime novels.WhenI saw from the index that the authors discussed my books, I could notresist reading those pages on the spot.Had I not been impressed by thediscussion of my work, I would not have purchased the book.And I'm veryglad I did.The authors have put a great deal of research and thought andanalysis into this book, interviewing agents, editors, and authors (I wasnot among them, and do not know the authors myself).They have clearlydone their homework, with nearly twenty pages at the end devoted to listingcited works and contacted people, all of them among the most knowledgeableand admired in the business.This is an impressive work, and one that Ithink will be much cited by students and writers taking a serious look at atype of fiction that reflects problems of modern society perhaps betterthan any other.My only caveat is that the book definitely reads more likea scholarly treatise than a book on pop culture.It isn't for thoseinterested in a quick fun look at modern crime novel heroines.But anyonewanting a more thorough and thoughtful examination of the subject couldhardly find a better resource.This is an excellent addition to thelibrary of anyone with a deep interest in the subject. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American fiction    3. Detective and mystery stories,    4. Detective and mystery stories, American    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Mystery & Detective Fiction    10. United States    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. American English    14. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    15. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -   


194. Masking Selves, Making Subjects: Japanese American Women, Identity, and the Body
by University of California Press
Paperback (06 January, 1999)
list price: $24.95 -- our price: $24.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0520210344
Sales Rank: 708524
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy This Book
Traise Yamamoto clearly builds on earlier feminist works in her concern with the narrative and ontological effects of silence or-in the case of the body-"masking" in Japanese American women's writings. Yamamoto's studyestablishes the complex means by which "masking" their purposes or selvesserved these women writers who, despite the racialized and gendereddiscursive networks in the west that curtailed their articulation, bothlegally and socially, nonetheless often succeeded in achieving a sense ofsubjectivity or agency. Approaching the reading of Japanese Americanwomen's texts in a manner attentive to "the specific ways in which JapaneseAmerican women construct themselves as subjects and their simultaneousconstruction as objects in an orientalist discourse" (65), Masking Selvesmore than does justice to the rich tradition of feminist scholarship thatprecedes it, while it also puts forth its own intriguing and particulararguments for the study Japanese American women's writings. This bookshould be required reading for any one interested in feminist literarytheory and Asian American studies. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American - Asian American    3. American literature    4. Gender Studies    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Japanese American authors    8. Literary Criticism    9. Minority Studies - Ethnic American    10. United States    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. Women's Studies - History    14. American English    15. American history: postwar, from c 1945 -    16. Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -    17. English    18. Ethnic studies    19. Japan    20. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    21. Social Science / Ethnic Studies    22. USA    23. Women's studies   


195. The Recalcitrant Art: Diotima's Letters to Holderlin and Related Missives (S U N Y Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)
by State University of New York Press
Paperback (April, 2000)
list price: $22.95 -- our price: $22.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0791446026
Sales Rank: 835255
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 1769-1802    2. 1770-1843    3. 18th century    4. Authors, German    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Continental European    9. Correspondence    10. European - General    11. German Poetry    12. Gontard, Susette Borkenstein,    13. Holderlin, Friedrich,    14. Hèolderlin, Friedrich,    15. Letters    16. Literary    17. Women Authors    18. Women In Literature   


196. Songs of the Women Troubadours (Garland Library of Mediaeval Literature)
by Garland
Paperback (20 April, 2000)
list price: $32.95 -- our price: $32.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0815335687
Sales Rank: 728781
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. History    2. History: World    3. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    4. Medieval    5. Poetry    6. Women Authors    7. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    8. Poetry & poets: classical, early & medieval    9. Poetry anthologies: classical, early & medieval    10. Provencal    11. c 1000 CE to c 1500   


197. Imperialism at Home: Race and Victorian Women's Fiction (Reading Women Writing)
by Cornell University Press
Hardcover (July, 1996)
list price: $55.00 -- our price: $55.00
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0801431328
Sales Rank: 968285
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 19th Century English Novel And Short Story    2. 19th century    3. English fiction    4. Great Britain    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Race in literature    11. Semiotics & Theory    12. Women As Authors (English Literature)    13. Women Authors    14. Women and literature    15. Brontë, Charlotte    16. Brontë, Emily    17. Eliot, George    18. English    19. Imperialism    20. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    21. Views on race    22. Wuthering Heights   


198. Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian Culture
by Duke University Press
Paperback (November, 1998)
list price: $22.95 -- our price: $22.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0822321203
Sales Rank: 538120
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. Anthropology - Cultural    3. Archaeology / Anthropology    4. Blacks    5. English literature    6. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    7. Gender Studies    8. Great Britain    9. History    10. History and criticism    11. Literary Criticism    12. Minority Studies - Race Relations    13. Public opinion    14. Race awareness    15. Women Authors    16. Black studies    17. British Isles    18. English    19. Feminism    20. Literary studies: 19th century   


199. The Wilderness Within: American Women Writers and Spiritual Quest
by University of Arkansas Press
Paperback (May, 1999)
list price: $19.95 -- our price: $19.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 1557285632
Sales Rank: 1086622
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Subjects:  1. American - General    2. American fiction    3. Domestic fiction, American    4. Gender Studies    5. History and criticism    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Psychological fiction, America    9. Psychological fiction, American    10. Women Authors   


200. Lifesaving: A Memoir
by The Eighth Mountain Press
Paperback (01 April, 2000)
list price: $13.95 -- our price: $11.16
(price subject to change: see help)
Isbn: 0933377444
Sales Rank: 197276
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing story, lyrically written
This is my idea of how a memoir ought to be written: honest, engaging, revealing, but not at all self obsessed. At the heart of the story is a great loss: the death of the author's parents when she was nineteen, but surrounding that core is a story of a young woman in Spain. It evokes the place and time, it convinces on many levels, and I couldn't put it down. I plan to read it again...

4-0 out of 5 stars Adrift on land
Winner of a Lambda Literary Award, Barrington's memoir chronicles the years after the deaths of her parents during a cruise ship tragedy. Running from her grief, as well as her emerging desires for women, Barrington travels to Spain to work as a tour guide for a winery. There, she submerges herself in her work and in nightly encounters with various men. It's not until many years pass, that Barrington is able to grapple with her grief and visit her parents' grave in Gibraltar. This autobiography is about the struggle to overcome past tragedies and pain, and to finally embrace the full emotional range of one's self in the journey to wholeness. I was rather enchanted with Barrington's style, yet I felt she didn't delve into the depths as much as the memoir warranted. She does address this in the narrative, where she remarks on how people reacted upon hearing of the deaths of her parents at sea. Everyone does deal with tragedy in different ways, and who's to say which is more appropriate?

5-0 out of 5 stars A gorgeous, powerful read
This book is cause for celebration. Judith Barrington writes with refreshing honesty and emotion, and she doesn't take any shortcuts or easy-outs when it comes to dealing with grief, sexuality, and growing up.I came away from "Lifesaving" breathless and moved.A deeply compelling story, it dwells in grief at the same time that itcelebrates the life and growth found within it.The writing is subtle and raw.This book prompted me to take up my pen and write again.An underappreciated, relatively unknown gem that I hope more people discover. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Barrington, Judith    3. Biography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Death    6. Essays    7. Literary    8. Literary Collections    9. Literary Criticism    10. Parents    11. Poets, American    12. Poets, English    13. Psychological aspects    14. Specific Groups - Lesbians    15. Women    16. Women Authors    17. Literary Collections / Essays    18. Other prose: from c 1900 -   


181-200 of 200     Back   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10
Prices listed on this site are subject to change without notice.
Questions on ordering or shipping? click here for help.

Top