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Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History

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Publisher Comments:

Women Writers in the United States is a celebration of the many forms of work--written and social, tangible and intangible--produced by American women. Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the U.S. in a clear and accessible timeline format. They present information on the full spectrum of women's writing--including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, advice columns,and cookbooks, alongside a chronology of developments in social and cultural history that are especially pertinent to women's lives. This extensive chronology illustrates the diversity of women who have lived and written in the U.S. and creates a sense of the full trajectory of individual careers. A valuable and rich source of information on women's studies, literature, and history, Women Writers in the United States will enable readers to locate familiar and unfamiliar women's texts and to place them in the context out which they emerged.

Book News Annotation:

A reference guide to women's writing in the US presenting authors and their work side by side with social and cultural events during the same period in a "timeline format." Beginning with an acknowledgement of Native American oral traditions, the next entry is 1645 when Edward Hopkins, governor of Hartfod, took his wife Anne to Boston for medical help because she'd "lost her wits" and was writing books. From this rather inauspicious beginning the whole of women's authorship is represented including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, columns, and cookbooks. The final entries include Anna Deavere Smith, Gloria Steinem, and Dorothy West--quite a long way distance from that doctor's office.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This chronology of US women's writing and social history catalogues authors of fiction and non-fiction across a wide range of genres including novels, poetry, cookbooks and songs. This resource celebrates the many forms of works, both written and social, produced by American women.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 439-446) and index.

About the Author

Cynthia J. Davis is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She was a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (OUP, 1995). Kathryn West is Assistant Professor of English at Bellarmine College. She was a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (OUP, 1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195090536
Foreword:
Davidson, Cathy N.
Author:
West, Kathryn
Author:
null, Cynthia J.
Author:
null, Kathryn
Author:
Davis, Cynthia J.
Author:
Davidson, Cathy N.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Women
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | Women s Literature
Subject:
American literature -- Women authors.
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series Volume:
9430
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
frontispiece, 4 pp b/w plates
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
10.26x7.34x1.55 in. 2.48 lbs.

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