Kathy Acker, Angela Carter, Anita Desai, Margaret Drabble, Marilyn French, Doris Lessing, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Fay Weldon and Jeanette Winterson are just some of the women who have changed the face of contemporary literature. The author has talked to more than 50 of the best-known women writing today about how and why they write, about the connections between the real world they live in and the imaginary worlds they create, about their political beliefs and literary ambitions and about the difficulties of living as a woman and as a writer, and having to confront age-old prejudices associated with "women's writing". She investigates why some writers are published and promoted whilst others are left to count their rejection letters. She asks literary agents and editors about the business of women's writing, and how feminism is influencing reading habits and shaping our culture. As women's writing and feminist writing is entering the mainstream, it is selling, but she asks, is it "selling out"? Nicci Gerrard is a freelance journalist living in London. She co-founded "Women's Review" in 1985 and she now writes for "The Observer" and "New Statesman and Society".
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Book Description Pandora Press, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 44403666