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Daughter of Earth (Dover Books on Literature & Drama)

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"A tale of American disinheritance told from the inside out," declared the Village Voice of this autobiographical novel. Written in 1929 by a dedicated social activist, it chronicles a woman's escape from grinding rural poverty into a predominantly male world of politics and revolution. "My aim in life was to study, not to follow a man around," asserts Marie Rogers, who struggles to establish her identity as an individual and as "a daughter of the earth," in restless pursuit of equality and justice.

Marie's hardscrabble childhood and her involvement with freedom fighters of India and China reflect the author's own experiences. Agnes Smedley (1892–1950) drew upon her own search for spiritual consciousness in this powerful exploration of race, class, and sex in early twentieth-century America. Smedley's novel fell into obscurity after her death, only to reemerge decades later as a remarkable tale of a working-class woman's heroic transformation into an agent for social change. 

Synopsis:

Written in 1929 by a social activist, this autobiographical novel chronicles woman's escape from grinding rural poverty into a world of politics and revolution. Filled "with erotic heat which informs every page." — Village Voice.

Synopsis:

Written in 1929 by a dedicated social activist, it chronicles a woman's escape from grinding rural poverty into a world of politics and revolution. Agnes Smedley drew upon her own struggles to achieve spiritual consciousness in this fascinating exploration of race, class, and sex. Filled "with erotic heat which informs every page." — Village Voice.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486479538
Author:
Smedley, Agnes
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Ag
Author:
nes Smedley
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Early Women s Literature
Subject:
Agnes Smedley
Subject:
social activism
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.78 lb

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Written in 1929 by a social activist, this autobiographical novel chronicles woman's escape from grinding rural poverty into a world of politics and revolution. Filled "with erotic heat which informs every page." — Village Voice.
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Written in 1929 by a dedicated social activist, it chronicles a woman's escape from grinding rural poverty into a world of politics and revolution. Agnes Smedley drew upon her own struggles to achieve spiritual consciousness in this fascinating exploration of race, class, and sex. Filled "with erotic heat which informs every page." — Village Voice.
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