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Written By Herself Volume 2

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In this powerful new collection, the author of two of the most celebrated memoirs in recent years presents the autobiographical writings of 14 of her English-speaking predecessors and contemporaries. The women who tell their stories in Written By Herself, Vol. II represent three generations, four continents, and a range of experience that is equaled only by the diversity with which they transform life into literature.

Here are England's Vera Brittain, commemorating the deaths of the men she loved in the carnage of World War I; Emma Mashinini, who endured imprisonment and torture as a labor organizer in South Africa; Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the daughter of Indian aristocracy who became an architect of her country's independence; and Edith Mirante, the wisecracking American whose passion for justice took her to the opium trails of Burma. Collected in this stirring volume, their voices demonstrate the ways in which women strive for power, inclusion, and autonomy-- and never fail to move, inspire, and instruct us.

Contributors include: Margery Perham,Isak Dinesen,Shudha Mazumdar,Vivian Gornick, Vera Brittain, Elspeth Huxley, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Gloria Wade-Gayles, Angelica Garnett, Emma Mashinini, Meena Alexander, Edith Mirante, Mary Benson, and Ruth First.

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About the Author

Jill Ker Conway was born in Hillston, New South Wales, Australia, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1958, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969.  From 1964 to 1975 she taught at the University of Toronto and was Vice President there before serving for ten years as President of Smith College.  Since 1985 she has been a visiting scholar and professor in M.I.T.'s Program in Science, Technology and Society, and she now lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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1 Autobiographies of American women — v. 2. Women's memoirs from Britain, Africa, Asia, and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679751090
Author:
Conway, Jill Ker
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
Prose literature
Subject:
American prose literature -- Women authors.
Subject:
Autobiography -- Women authors.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
biography;memoir;women
Subject:
memoir;biography;anthology;women;autobiography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
Volume 2
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1.6 in 1.625 lb

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