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In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States

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Jill Ker Conway, author of one of the most celebrated memoirs of recent decades, is also the premier anthologist of women's autobiographical writing. In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United Slates, which is now her home.

In this dazzling collection, we meet twelve remarkable women — from Shirley Chisholm, the West Indian-raised girl who became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, to Janet Frame, the brilliant New Zealand writer who overcame involuntary treatment in a mental institution to write one of the archetypal analyses of the post-colonial experience. We learn how the world of politics and the private self intersect in the four offshoots of the old British world, and see how these women have made a difference — by their honesty, by the scale of their struggle for self-knowledge and autonomy, and by the power of their writing.

Synopsis:

This distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth and the United States includes contributions by Shirley Chisholm, Janet Frame, Rosemary Brown, Dorothy Livesay, Gabrielle Roy, and Kim Chernin.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [611-612]).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679781530
Editor:
Conway, Jill Ker
Introduction:
Conway, Jill Ker
Introduction by:
Conway, Jill Ker
Introduction:
Conway, Jill Ker
Editor:
Conway, Jill Ker
Author:
Conway, Jill Ker
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Autobiographies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Women -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.72x5.60x1.55 in. 1.78 lbs.

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