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Essays in Cultural Criticism
Rachel Bowlby has written extensively on the history of shopping, as on the vicissitudes and varieties literary and cultural criticism over the past few decades. Among her books are Just Looking, Shopping with Freud, Carried Away, A Child of One's Own and Everyday Stories. For ten years she was Lord Northcliffe Professor of English at University College London, where she is now Professor of Comparative Literature.
“Bowlby’s work brilliantly insists on the relevance of cultural critique to our own everyday lives.” Josephine McDonagh, Professor of 19th-century Literature, King’s College London
“This is a wonderfully readable, eloquent, wise, witty, and absorbing book.” J. Hillis Miller, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature and English, University of California, Irvine