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"Modern American Women Writers" is a rich examination of how the lives of thirty-two of America's leading writers shaped the literature they produced. The essays in this book are by the best scholars in the field of women's studies and combine illuminating biographical detail with thoughtful discussions of each author's work. Based on the acclaimed hardcover, this concise edition of "Modern American Women Writers" is a unique look at a century of women's contributions to the American literary tradition. As the distinguished feminist critic Elaine Showalter says in the introduction, "Women have revised the fundamental themes and conventions of American literature, including its myths of individuality, community, language, and the frontier. Feminine imagination and feminine energy are part of our cultural heritage, and any history of American literature that excludes women's contribution cannot be complete."

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This work provides critical and biographical essays on 41 representative American women writers who have published since 1870 in a variety of genres. Ranging in length from eight to 22 pages and from writers such as Frances E.W. Harper and Emily Dickinson to Anne Tyler and Alice Walker, the essays emphasize the social and historical context in which these women wrote and the existence of a female literary tradition. While American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present ( LJ 8/79) covers a wider range of writers and includes all those treated here, this source provides greater depth and more current bibliographies. Although not entirely immune from the unevenness that characterizes many essay collections, the work serves as a useful resource for extended critical analysis of these writers and is recommended for general, women's studies, and literary research collections. See also The Meridian Anthology of Early Ameri can Women Writers , reviewed in this issue, p. 78.--Ed.
- Ellen Finnie Duranceau, MIT, Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Forty-one essays on the lives, work, and influence of such diverse authors as Elizabeth Bishop, Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, and Edith Wharton. Each essay discusses the author's style, development, and place in the American literary tradition, as well as her impact on feminist thought. Alphabetically arranged, and with a chronology of American women's history, bibliographies and suggestions for further reading. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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