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The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English, Volume 1, Third Editionby Sandra Gilbert
Synopses & Reviews
Now, the much-anticipated Third Edition responds to the wealth of writing by women across the globe with the inclusion of 61 new authors (219 in all) whose diverse works span six centuries. A more flexible two-volume format and a versatile new companion reader make the Third Edition an even better teaching tool. "As diversity itself has shaped the evolution of feminist criticism, from its early preoccupation with women's shared experiences to its more recent absorption in the complex issues and assumptions informing English-language texts by women writers of diverse geographical, cultural, racial, sexual, religious, and class origins and influences, so diversity has shaped the revisions of this anthology." --From the Preface
Book News Annotation:
In this update of the 1996 and 1985 editions, Gilbert (U. of California, Davis) and Gubar (Indiana U.) collect women's literature from Marie de France (12th century) and Julian of Norwich (14th century) to Charlotte Perkins Gilman ("The Yellow Wallpaper," 1892) and E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake ("A Red Girl's Reasoning," 1892). The editors note that this edition reflects the further evolution of women' studies, feminist theory, cultural studies, and queer theory. They provide section introductions, annotations, bibliographical essays, and a map of places of import to UK women writers. A trial subscription to an online resource is offered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Long the standard teaching anthology, the landmark has introduced generations of readers to the rich variety of women's writing in English.
About the Author
Sandra M. Gilbert is the author of numerous volumes of criticism and poetry, as well as a memoir. She is coeditor (with Susan Gubar) of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women. A Distinguished Professor of English emerita at the University of California, Davis, she lives in Berkeley, California.Susan Gubar (Ph.D. University of Iowa) is a Distinguished Professor at Indiana University, where she has won numerous teaching awards, most recently the Faculty Mentor Award from the Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Organization. In addition to her critical collaboration with Sandra Gilbert, she is the author of Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture (1997), Critical Condition: Feminism at the Turn of the Century (2000), Poetry After Auschwitz: Remembering What One Never Knew (2003), and Rooms of Our Own (2006), and editor of the first annotated edition of Woolf's A Room of One's Own (2005) and True Confessions (2011).
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