Category: Women Writers

  • Anaïs Nin Literary Perspectives by Suzanne Nalbantian

    By Suzanne Nalbantian

    This publication of essays is the 1st to probe Anaïs Nin's achievements as a literary artist. the gathering analyzes the literary thoughts of Nin of their psychoanalytical and stylistic dimensions. participants scrutinize Nin's artistry, deciding on her distinct modernist strategies and her poetic vision.
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  • Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Women by Nancy M. Grace, Ronna C. Johnson

    By Nancy M. Grace, Ronna C. Johnson

    The Beat flow nurtured many woman dissidents and artists who contributed to overcome tradition and attached the Beats with the second one wave of the women's flow. even though they've got frequently been eclipsed by way of the lads of the Beat new release, the women's contributions to overcome literature are significant. masking writers from the start of the circulation within the Fifties and increasing to the current, this e-book gains interviews with 9 of the best-known ladies Beat writers, together with Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, Brenda Frazer (Bonnie Bremser), Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman, and the critic Ann Charters. every one is gifted by way of a biographical essay that information her literary or scholarly accomplishments. In those contemporary interviews the 9 writers keep in mind their lives in Beat bohemia and speak about their inventive practices. Nancy M. Grace outlines the objectives and revelations of the interviews, and introduces the group of girl Beat writers created of their conversations with the authors. even supposing they've got no longer obtained realization equivalent to the lads, ladies Beat writers rebelled opposed to mainstream roles for younger women and have been exuberant individuals in developing the Beat scene. Mapping their specified identities within the Beat circulate, Ronna C. Johnson indicates how their poetry, fiction, and memoirs broke the male rule that outlined Beat girls as silent bohemian "chicks" instead of inventive friends. Breaking the guideline of Cool combines the interviews with literary feedback and biography to demonstrate the vivacity and depth of girls Beat writers, and argues that American literature was once revitalized as a lot by way of the women's paintings as by means of that in their male opposite numbers. Nancy M. Grace, a professor of English on the collage of Wooster, is the writer of The Feminized Male personality in Twentieth-Century Literature. Her paintings has seemed in modern Literature, the Beat Scene, and the crafty avoid. Ronna C. Johnson, a lecturer in English and American experiences at Tufts college, has been released in university Literature, the overview of up to date Fiction, and the Poetry undertaking publication. Johnson and charm are the editors of and participants to women Who Wore Black: ladies Writing the Beat iteration.
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  • Edith Wharton: Matters of Mind and Spirit by Carol J. Singley

    By Carol J. Singley

    Edith Wharton emerges during this e-book as a novelist of morals (rather than manners). in the back of her polished photos of upper-class long island existence is a considerate, wondering spirit. This booklet analyzes Wharton's faith and philosophy in brief tales and 7 significant novels. It considers Wharton by way of 19th- and early-twentieth-century American highbrow and spiritual existence. It additionally analyzes Wharton by way of her gender and sophistication, explaining how this aristocratic girl applies and but transforms either the classical and Christian traditions that she inherits.
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  • Impertinences: Selected Writings of Elia Peattie, a by Elia Peattie, Visit Amazon's Susanne George Bloomfield Page,

    By Elia Peattie, Visit Amazon's Susanne George Bloomfield Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Susanne George Bloomfield,

    Impertinences: chosen Writings of Elia Peattie is a set of articles, editorials, and narratives by means of Elia Peattie written in the course of her tenure on the Omaha World-Herald from 1888 to 1896, richly illustrated with pictures from the interval. Elia (Wilkinson) Peattie (1862–1935) used to be born throughout the Civil warfare and got here of age on the introduction of the period of the hot girl. in lots of methods Peattie embodied this new age of independence for ladies, writing either fiction and journalism and turning into one of many first Plains ladies to put in writing editorial columns in a big newspaper that addressed public issues. Not shy together with her reviews approximately present occasions within the kingdom of Nebraska within the past due 19th century, Peattie tackled matters akin to the Wounded Knee bloodbath, capital punishment and lynchings, prostitution, the Omaha stockyards, beet-field employees in Grand Island, colleges and baby rearing, the necessity for orphanages, shelters for unwed moms, charity hospitals, and the hot Woman. Editor Susanne George Bloomfield incorporates a biography of Peattie, who's defined as "tall, dignified, and kindly, and owning a depraved feel of humor." Peattie's paintings now stands as a unprecedented and precious historical past of Nebraska, exhibiting us a full of life frontier society throughout the eyes of a girl engaged within the lifetime of her neighborhood and her personal fight to stability her kin and profession
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  • Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writers: by Diah Ariani Arimbi

    By Diah Ariani Arimbi

    Studying modern Indonesian Muslim girls Writers appears on the paintings of 4 writers—Titis Basino P.I., Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim, Abidah El Kalieqy, and Helvy Tiana Rosa—paying specific consciousness to questions of ways gender is developed and in flip constructs the identities, roles, and standing of Muslim girls in Indonesia. furthermore, Diah Ariani Arimbi specializes in problems with authenticity, illustration, and gear in those authors’ works and information how each one girl challenged perceptions of Muslim girls in Islamic societies.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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  • Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her by Daniel Shealy

    By Daniel Shealy

    By way of 1888, 20 years after the e-book of Little girls, Louisa may perhaps Alcott (1832-1888) used to be some of the most renowned and winning authors the US had but produced. In her pre-Little ladies days, she concocted blood-and-thunder stories for low wages; post-Little ladies, she really expert in family novels and brief tales for kids. accrued the following for the 1st time are the memories of people that knew her, nearly all of that have now not been released in view that their unique visual appeal within the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. a few of the revealed memories during this publication seemed after Alcott grew to become recognized and exhibit her as a literary lion, yet others concentrate on her youngster years, while she used to be dwelling the lifetime of Jo March; those intimate glimpses into the lifetime of the Alcott kinfolk lead the reader to 1 end: the kin was once satisfied, enjoyable, and unique, a great deal just like the fictional Marches. The memories approximately an older and wealthier Alcott convey a sort and beneficiant, albeit outspoken, lady little replaced by means of her funds and standing. From Annie Sawyer Downs's description of lifestyles in harmony to Anna Alcott Pratt's memories of the Alcott sisters' appearing days to Julian Hawthorne's neighborly portrait of the Alcotts, the thirty-six reminiscences during this copiously illustrated quantity inform the personal and public tale of a striking lifestyles.
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  • Sylvia Plath: An Introduction to the Poetry by Susan Bassnett

    By Susan Bassnett

    Sylvia Plath is likely one of the best-known and so much widely-studied writers of the 20 th century. seeing that her dying in 1963, critics have provided assorted pictures of Plath: the 'suicidal' poet, the annoyed spouse and mom, the feminist precursor.

    In this vigorous and approachable creation to the author's poetry, Susan Bassnett bargains a balanced view of Plath as one of many best modern poets, and exhibits the range of her paintings. Bassnett's clean viewpoint at the author offers a welcome substitute to the various stories which try eternally to psychoanalyse Plath posthumously. Bassnett argues that there can by no means be any definitive model of the Plath tale, yet, from shut readings of her texts, readers can notice the buzz of her assorted paintings. Plath isn't seen as an writer pushed by means of a demise want, nor does the e-book concentrate on her suicide - as a substitute, she is taken into account within the cultural context within which she wrote, and seen as a fancy writer.

    Now completely revised and extended within the gentle of contemporary learn, the second one variation of this crucial textual content comprises new chapters and extra shut studying of the poetry. It concludes with an research of Ted Hughes' Birthday Letters, a set of poems which he wrote approximately his spouse after her loss of life.
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  • Streetwalking the Metropolis: Women, the City, and Modernity by Deborah L. Parsons

    By Deborah L. Parsons

    Can there be a flaneuse, and what shape could she take? this can be the crucial query of Streetwalking the Metropolis, a huge contribution to ongoing debates at the urban and modernity during which Deborah Parsons re-draws the gendered map of city modernism. Assessing the cultural and literary historical past of the concept that of the flaneur, the city observer/writer characteristically gendered as masculine, the writer advances serious area for the dialogue of a feminine 'flaneuse,' concentrated round various girls writers from the 1880's to international battle , together with Amy Levy, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Djuna Barnes, Anais Nin, Elizabeth Bowen and Doris Lessing.
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  • Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism by Marianne DeKoven

    By Marianne DeKoven

    Like the goods of the "sea-change" defined in Ariel's tune within the Tempest, modernist writing is "rich and strange." Its greatness lies in its density and its dislocations, that have before been considered as a repudiation of and an alternative choice to the cultural implications of turn-of-the-century political radicalism. Marianne DeKoven argues powerfully on the contrary, protecting that modernist shape advanced accurately as a way of representing the terrifying allure of events reminiscent of socialism and feminism. geared up round pairs and teams of female-and male-signed texts, the e-book finds the gender-inflected ambivalence of modernist writers. Male modernists, wanting utter swap, however feared the lack of hegemony it may well entail, whereas lady modernists feared punishment for needing such swap. With water imagery as a spotlight all through, DeKoven presents broad new readings of canonical modernist texts and of works within the feminist and African-American canons now not formerly thought of modernist. development on insights of Luce Irigaray, Klaus Theweleit, and Jacques Derrida, she reveals in modernism a paradigm of unresolved contradiction that enacts within the realm of shape a substitute for patriarchal gender relations.

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