Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook

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Mary R. Reichardt
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 424 pages
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Women have been writing in the Catholic tradition since early medieval times, yet no single volume has brought together critical evaluations of their works until now. The first reference of its kind, "Catholic Women Writers" provides entries on 64 Catholic women writers from around the world and across the centuries. Each of the entries is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography of the author; a critical discussion of her works, especially her Catholic and women's themes; an overview of her critical reception; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Authors writing in all genres, including fiction, autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and essays, are represented. The entries give special attention to the authors' use of Catholic themes, structures, traditions, culture, and spirituality. The writers surveyed range from Doctors of the Church to mystics and visionaries, to those who employ Catholic themes primarily in historical and cultural contexts, to those who critique the tradition. An introductory essay places the writers within the historical and literary contexts of women's writing in the Catholic tradition, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.

 

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Page xix - But God forbid that you should say or assume that I am a teacher, for that is not and never was my intention; for I am a woman, ignorant, weak, and frail.

About the author (2001)

MARY R. REICHARDT is Professor of English and Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she directs the Master's Program in Catholic Studies./e She has published numerous articles and four previous books on women authors.

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