Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
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