The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

This landmark anthology features the best work of our best American women, and was inspired and informed by the author's groundbreaking history celebrating women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307744968

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 848

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For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history. That injustice is corrected in this entertaining and provocative collection of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women. From Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to Margaret Fuller to Harriet Beecher Stowe, readers will encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten writers who fully deserve to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations. Our famous women writers, including contemporary stars like Annie Proux and Jhumpa Lahiri, are showcased in their full literary context, offering an epic overview of the canon in one monumental, dazzling volume. This landmark anthology features the best work of our best American women, and was inspired and informed by the author's groundbreaking history celebrating women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Jury of Her Peers

A Jury of Her Peers

A comprehensive history of American women writers explores the contributions of more than 250 female authors--both famous and little-known--to every field of literary endeavor and reflects on their role in the evolution of our American ...

Author: Elaine Showalter

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 9781400034420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 586

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A comprehensive history of American women writers explores the contributions of more than 250 female authors--both famous and little-known--to every field of literary endeavor and reflects on their role in the evolution of our American literary heritage.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers

Schechter, Patricia A. Ida B. WellsBarnett andAmerican Reform, 1880–1930.
Chapel Hill, NC: U ... The Fair Sex: White Women and Racial Patriarchy in the
Early American Republic. New York: ... The Vintage Book of American Women
Writers.

Author: Wendy Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317698555

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The Routledge Introduction to American Women Writers considers the important literary, historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts of American women authors from the seventeenth century to the present and provides readers with an analysis of current literary trends and debates in women’s literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics, such as: the transatlantic and transnational origins of American women's literary traditions the colonial period and the Puritans the early national period and the rhetoric of independence the nineteenth century and the Civil War the twentieth century, including modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era trends in twenty-first century American women's writing feminism, gender and sexuality, regionalism, domesticity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. The volume examines the ways in which women writers from diverse racial, social, and cultural backgrounds have shaped American literary traditions, giving particular attention to the ways writers worked inside, outside, and around the strictures of their cultural and historical moments to create space for women’s voices and experiences as a vital part of American life. Addressing key contemporary and theoretical debates, this comprehensive overview presents a highly readable narrative of the development of literature by American women and offers a crucial range of perspectives on American literary history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Notable American Women

Notable American Women

Ben Marcus achieved cult status and gained the admiration of his peers with his first book, The Age of Wire and String.

Author: Ben Marcus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307427052

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Ben Marcus achieved cult status and gained the admiration of his peers with his first book, The Age of Wire and String. With Notable American Women he goes well beyond that first achievement to create something radically wonderful, a novel set in a world so fully imagined that it creates its own reality. On a farm in Ohio, American women led by Jane Dark practice all means of behavior modification in an attempt to attain complete stillness and silence. Witnessing (and subjected to) their cultish actions is one Ben Marcus, whose father, Michael Marcus, may be buried in the back yard, and whose mother, Jane Marcus, enthusiastically condones the use of her son for (generally unsuccessful) breeding purposes, among other things. Inventing his own uses for language, the author Ben Marcus has written a harrowing, hilarious, strangely moving, altogether engrossing work of fiction that will be read and argued over for years to come.
Categories: Fiction

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

A groundbreaking volume from the Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, who also wrote the introduction, this collections evokes the universal urgency of persistent desire.

Author: Naomi Holoch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307561015

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A groundbreaking volume from Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction presents a range of literary voices--from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents--and offers glimpses of lesbian life in unfamilar, often exotic climes. We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged maiden, and anticipate the harrowing fate of a married Indian woman who pursues pleasure with her female lover under the shadow of her husbands suspicious rage. We meet a teacher in Barcelona who locks herself up in her grandmother's house with her young Columbian student, and witness a Slovenian woman's rendezvous with her long dead lover. This collection includes the work of familiar writers, as well as a number never before published in English. From the West Indies to Eastern Europe, the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Latin America to South Africa, the distinctive stories found in these pages evoke the diverse political, cultural, emotional, and sexual landscapes of each writer's life. A groundbreaking volume from the Lamda Award-winning editors Naomi Holoch and Joan Nestle, who also wrote the introduction, this collections evokes the universal urgency of persistent desire. Table of Contents: Mary Dorcey, Ireland from A Noise from the WoodshedMakeda Sivera, JamaicaCaribbean ChameleonMireille Best, FranceStéphanie's BookChristina Peri Rossi, UruguayFinal Judgement and Singing in the DesertShani Mootoo, India-Trinidad-CanadaLemon ScentMarguerite Yourcenar, BelgiumSappho or SuicideEmma Donoghue, IrelandLooking for PetronillaSylvia Molloy, Argentinafrom Certificate of AbsenceDale Gunthorp, South AfricaGypsophilaKaren Williams, South AfricaThe Came at DawnCynthia Price, South AfricaLesbian BedroomsAlifa Rifaat, EgyptMy World of the UnknownYasmin V. Tambiah, Sri LankaThe Civil War, Sandalwood, Transl(iter)ation I, and Transl(iter)ation II (for Aruna and Giti)Dionne Brand, TrinidadMadame Alaird's BreastsViolette Leduc, Francefrom L'AphyxieAnchee Min, ChinafromRed AzaleaGerd Brantenberg, Norwayfrom Four WindsEsther Tusquets, Spainfrom The Same Sea as Every SummerKaren-Susan Fessel, GermanyLost FacesMar$ía Eugenia Alegría Nuñez, CubaThe Girl Typist Who Worked for a Provincial Ministry of CultureNgahuia Te Awekatuku, Aotearoa/New ZealandParetipua, Old Man Tuna, andWatching the Big GirlsDacia Maraini, ItalyfromLetters to MarinaRosamaría Roffiel, MexicoForever Lasts Only a Full MoonAnna Blaman, Hollandfrom Lonely AdventureChrista Winsloe, Germanyfrom The Child ManuelaAchy Obejas, CubaWatersNicole Brossard, CanadafromMauve DesertGila Svirsky, IsraelMeeting NataliaMaureen Duffy, EnglandfromThe MicrocosmJeanne D'Arc Jutras, Canadafrom GeorgieSuzana Tratnik, SloveniaUnder the Ironwood TreesElena Georgiou, CyprusAphrodite's VisionEtel Adnan, Lebanonfrom In the Heart of the Heart of Another CountryGina Schein, AustraliaMinnie Gets Married
Categories: Fiction

African American Women Writers

African American Women Writers

This comprehensive collection tells the stories of these and other fascinating and surprising women writers who made their dreams a reality.

Author: Brenda Wilkinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000044010720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 166

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Discusses the lives and work of such notable African American women authors as: Phillis Wheatley, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, and Terry McMillan.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Virginia English Bulletin

Virginia English Bulletin

Charmingly written , the letters describe life on the frontier for an American
woman . The book ... Anthologies of American Women ' s Writing ( many with
critical commentary ) Barlow , Judith , ed . Plays by ... New York : Vintage Books ,
1974 .

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ISBN: UVA:X001814587

Category: English language

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Alien Among Us Reflections Of Women Writers On Women

Alien Among Us  Reflections Of Women Writers On Women

Katherine Mansfield muses I ' ve been this man , been this woman I ' ve stood for
hours on the Auckland wharf . ... Carlos Feuntes : The story Teller , The vintage
Book of Latin American Stories , Vintage Books , New York , 1998 . ti won oo oi ...

Author: S.P. Sree

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176258431

Category: Aliens in literature

Page: 187

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Papers presented at an international seminar held at Visakhapatnam.
Categories: Aliens in literature

Swedish Women s Writing 1850 1995

Swedish Women s Writing  1850 1995

Provides a survey of women's writing in Sweden, from the beginnings of the struggle for emancipation in the 1850s to the present day.

Author: Helena Forsås-Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0485910039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 333

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Provides a survey of women's writing in Sweden, from the beginnings of the struggle for emancipation in the 1850s to the present day. These writers are seen within the political, cultural and economic context of women's lives. Modern critical currents are also assessed and Swedish feminist criticism is considered alongside the French and American traditions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

What American Women Did 1789 1920

What American Women Did  1789 1920

New York : Random House , Pantheon Books , 1972 ; New York : Random
House , Vintage Books , 1973 . _ , ed . The Female ... Maniero , Lina , ed .
American Women Writers : A Critical Reference Guide for Colonial Times to the
Present .

Author: Linda Miles Coppens

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015050702730

Category: Women

Page: 259

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A year-by-year chronicle of individual women's achievements in the areas of domesticity, work, education and scholarship, religion, arts, organized reform efforts, and law and politics from 1789 to 1920; also includes a bibliography.
Categories: Women

Contemporary African American Novelists

Contemporary African American Novelists

"The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America; Or, Something like a Sonnet for
Phillis Wheatley. ... New York: Vintage Books, 1994. "Waiting for a ... I Know Whit
Red Clay Looks Like: The Voice and Vision of Black American Women Writers.

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313305013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 530

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During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

9 ' 9282 ' 08996073 Brown gold : milestones of African American children ' s
picture books , 1845 - 2002 / by Michelle H ... American literature - Women
authors - History and criticism Theory , etc . 3 . ... New York : Vintage Books ,
2004 . p . cm .

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ISBN: UOM:39015066043178

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

Senior High School Library Catalog

Senior High School Library Catalog

3 Black authors See American literature — African American authors Chronology
Davis , C . J . Women writers in the United ... 9 Nineteenth - century American
women writers 810 . ... 008 The Vintage book of 705 AUTHOR , TITLE , SUBJECT
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015054026037

Category: Best books

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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.
Categories: Best books

American Women Writing Fiction

American Women Writing Fiction

Writers. TONI CADE BAMBARA was born March 25, 1939, in New York. She
received a B.A. from Queens College in 1959 (in ... It will be published by
Random House/Vintage in 1988. ... and Letters; A Book of Common Prayer, her
1977 novel, was a best-seller; The White Album was nominated for the American
Book Award ...

Author: Mickey Pearlman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813157825

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society -- racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today -- Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle -- represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics -- Irish, Jewish, and black -- of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

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the continent Hispanic American authors See also ... Jewish authors Jewish
American literature Kremer , S . L . Women ' s Holocaust writing Latin American
authors See American literature ... measures The Vintage book of African
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ISBN: UOM:39015078261933

Category: Bibliography

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Certificate of Absence

Certificate of Absence

A young woman writing in a small room, reexamines her past and meditates on love and the act of writing

Author: Sylvia Molloy

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292711247

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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A young woman writing in a small room, reexamines her past and meditates on love and the act of writing
Categories: Fiction

Such News of the Land

Such News of the Land

Fulcrum Press , 1990 ) ; Thomas Lyon , This Incomperable Land : A Book of
American Nature Writing ( Boston ... Women ' s Prose and Poetry about Nature (
New York : Vintage Books , 1991 ) ; Lorraine Anderson , Scott Slovic , and John O
 ...

Author: Thomas S. Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050549891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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A collection of new essays establishes women's voices as a powerful presence in US nature writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Michigan Quarterly Review

Michigan Quarterly Review

Philadelphia : By the author , 1836 . Lerner , Gerda , ed . Black Women in White
America : A Documentary History . New York : Vintage Books , 1973 . Levine ,
Lawrence W. Black Culture and Black Consciousness . New York : Oxford
University ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5218313

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945 Lorraine Elena
Roses, Ruth Elizabeth Randolph ... In Mainiero and Faust , American Women
Writers , vol . 2 , 1980 . ... New York : Random House , Vintage Books , 1972 .

Author: Lorraine Elena Roses

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004095838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 413

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In this groundbreaking collection of literary biographies, many with pictures, the authors chronicle the lives and works of 100 black women novelists, including Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham, Angelina Weld Grimke, Mary Eliza Church Terrell, and Ida Bell Wells-Barnett. 25 halftones.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography