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Sandra M. Gilbert

Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous volumes of criticism, including, most recently, Death’s Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve, as well as eight 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.

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Books by Sandra M. Gilbert

  1. Book CoverAftermath: Poems


    "Sandra Gilbert's poems are beautifully situated at the intersection of craft and feeling."—Billy CollinsMore

  2. Book CoverBelongings: Poems


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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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


    With selections by more than 100 writers and scholars, the Reader is an ideal companion for literature surveys where critical and theoretical texts are featured, as well as a rich, flexible core text for advanced courses in feminist theory and criticism. The Reader can be...More

  7. 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

  8. Book CoverInventions of Farewell: A Collection of Elegies


    Inventions of Farewell collects English language poems of mourning from the late Middle Ages to the present. Aesthetic assumptions and poetic styles have altered over the centuries, yet the great and often terrifying themes of time, change, age, and death are...More

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Book CoverWrongful Death: A Memoir


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