“Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.” This month it is hosted by She Reads and Reads.
Irresistible Empire – America’s Advance through 20th Century Europe (Victoria de Grazia)
Another one on American consumerism. Uni is completely awesome and made me get this book 🙂
Ella Minnow Pea (Mark Dunn)
I’ve been wanting to read Ella Minnow Pea since I read Ana’s review, and guess what I found in a used bookstore in Copenhagen?! Finished this one yesterday, it’s fantastic. If you love dystopian fiction, epistolary novels and language give this one a try.
The Female Malady – Women, Madness and English Culture, 1830-1980 (Elaine Showalter)
From the same store, I was squealing (on the inside I hope) when I found this stacked away. Showalter examines madness as the female malady. She highlights the connection between the social conventions for and oppression of women with female insanity and goes into the history of psychiatry, and he representation of “the madwoman in the attic”.
What books came into your house last week?