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The Norton Book of Womens Lives

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This magnificent, handsome, handful of an anthology . . ."* includes sixty-one substantial selections from the twentieth-century literature of women's lives: autobiographies, journals, and memoirs. "As varied in humanity as in geography,"** the women whose life stories are collected here include the famous--Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Anne Frank, Virginia Woolf--and the surprising--Emma Mashinini, a black South African labor organizer; Onnie Lee Logan, an Alabama "granny" midwife; Sara Suleri, an expatriate in America who reflects hilariously on the language of food in her native Pakistan. "Destined to become a classic,"‡ this treasury of women's lives, brimming with intelligence, passion, wit, and determination, is a celebration of life itself. * ** ‡

Synopsis:

"This remarkable and wide-ranging collection, full of surprises, should encourage any woman who is trying to survive in a man's world, and enlighten any man who sincerely wants to understand contemporary women." --Alison Lurie

Synopsis:

This anthology includes 61 selections from the 20th-century literature of women's lives: autobiographies, journals, and memoirs. The women whose life stories are collected here range from Maya Angelou and Anne Frank to Onnie Lee Logan, an Alabama midwife, and Emma Mashinini, a South African labor organizer.

About the Author

Phyllis Rose is the author of Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages and other noted works of biography and criticism. She is professor of English at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393312904
Editor:
Rose, Phyllis
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Rose, Phyllis
Author:
Rose, Phyllis
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
83
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 x 1.4 in 1.98 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This anthology includes 61 selections from the 20th-century literature of women's lives: autobiographies, journals, and memoirs. The women whose life stories are collected here range from Maya Angelou and Anne Frank to Onnie Lee Logan, an Alabama midwife, and Emma Mashinini, a South African labor organizer.
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