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Sandra M. Gilbert

Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous volumes of criticism as well as collections of poetry and a memoir. She is coeditor (with Susan Gubar) of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women and a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. A Distinguished Professor of English emerita at the University of California, Davis, she lives in Berkeley, California.


Books by Sandra M. Gilbert

  1. Book CoverBelongings: Poems

    An ambitious, intricately wrought corona of sonnets ponders the nature of belonging in every sense of the word.More

  2. Book CoverBlood Pressure

    "The range of this new collection is exciting. Gilbert travels along the shifting boundaries of past and present with wonderful deftness, making Jackson Heights into a magic kingdom. I love this rich ethnic mix."--Maxine KuminMore

  3. Book CoverThe Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity

    From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra M. Gilbert explores the poetics and politics of food.More

  4. Book CoverDeath's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve

    "The most comprehensive multidisciplinary contemplation of mortality we are likely to get."--Thomas Lynch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book CoverEating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing

    A glorious survey of food writing from the classical world to the present.More

  6. Book CoverEmily's Bread: Poems

    "Ms. Gilbert's wit, energy and intelligence are formidable. She is well on her way to becoming one of our pre-eminent women-of-letters." --Carolyn KizerMore

  7. Book CoverFeminist Literary Theory and Criticism: A Norton Reader

    Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s newest collaboration, Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism: A Norton Reader, is the first collection to trace the historical evolution of feminist writing about literature in English from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century.More

  8. Book CoverGhost Volcano: Poems

    Here in her intense and beautiful fifth collection, Sandra Gilbert gathers the poems she wrote in memory of her husband's unexpected and inexplicable death.More

  9. Book CoverInventions of Farewell: A Collection of Elegies

    A collection of poetic responses to loss—both consolation and inspiration to any reader. Death has always served as one of the most powerful catalysts for poetry. Whether with Dylan Thomas, counseling readers to "Rage, rage against the dying of the light," or with Walt Whitman, taking comfort in the serene arrival "sooner or later" of "delicate death," poets throughout history have faced the mortal losses that all of us inevitably encounter.More

  10. Book CoverKissing the Bread: New and Selected Poems, 1969-1999

    "[Her] poems startle on every page: at times they bring your heart to your throat."—Peter Dale ScottMore

  11. Book CoverMotherSongs: Poems for, by, and about Mothers

    A unique collection of verse about maternity and the celebration of motherhood, MotherSongs brings together for the first time a range of classic and contemporary poems from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada.More

  12. Book CoverThe Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English

    Third Edition / Volume(s): Two-Volume Set

    Long the standard teaching anthology, the landmark Norton Anthology of Literature by Women has introduced generations of readers to the rich variety of women’s writing in English.More

  13. Book CoverRereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions

    A collection of essays that reexamine literature through a feminist gaze from "one of our most versatile and gifted writers" (Joyce Carol Oates).More

  14. Book CoverWrongful Death: A Memoir

    “A loving eulogy . . . a powerful and wrenching book.” —Los Angeles TimesMore