Women Writers in the United States

Women Writers in the United States : A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History

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This extensive chronology of US women's writing and social history catalogues authors of fiction and non-fiction across a wide range of genres - novels, poetry, cookbooks, songs - and describes the events from world-transforming to everyday occurences when these works were produced. This invaluable resource is a celebration of the many forms of works - written and social, tangible and intangible - produced by American women.show more

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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 186.4 x 260.6 x 39.4mm | 1,234.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195090535
  • 9780195090536

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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. Furthering their work in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the United States 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 United States 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 of which they emerged.show more

About Cynthia J. Davis

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 (OUP, 1995).show more

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"as an introduction to the 2true West" this could hardly be bettered. 'The culture should stop trying to be the "Lone Ranger", one Western writer, recently observed of his homeplace; and this anthology gives a handy idea of just what he had in mind" Richard Gray", Friday, 18th June 1999show more

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