The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

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Elaine Showalter
Vintage Books, 2011 - Literary Collections - 822 pages

   The Vintage Book of American Women Writersis the first of its kind: a dazzling, monumental showcase of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women. 
   Inspired and informed by her groundbreaking historyA Jury of Her Peers,Elaine Showalter’s landmark anthology features the best work of writers ranging from Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to contemporary stars like Annie Proulx and Jhumpa Lahiri. 
   For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history and Showalter’s collectioncorrects this injustice, allowing us to see our famous women writers in their full literary context and to encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten writers who fully deserve to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations of readers. Sure to fuel debate for years to come,The Vintage Book of American Women Writersoffers an epic overview of the canon in one readable, entertaining, and provocative volume.

 

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Overstuffed but still thin anthology highlighting women's contributions to American—and world—literature.In a frustratingly brief introduction, Princeton emerita professor Showalter signals her ... Read full review

Contents

ANNE BRADSTREET ca 16121672
3
MARY ROWLANDSON 16371711
11
JUDITH SARGENT MURRAY 17511820
51
PHILLIS WHEATLEY ca 17531784
57
CATHARINE MARIA SEDGWICK 17891867
64
LYDIA HUNTLEYSIGOURNEY 17911865
77
CAROLINE KIRKLAND 18011864
83
MARGARET FULLER 18101850
104
GRACE KING 18521932
438
CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN 18601935
446
EDITH WHARTON 18621937
463
MARY AUSTIN 18681934
479
WILLA CATHER 18731947
494
AMY LOWELL 18741925
513
GERTRUDE STEIN 18741946
519
ALICE MOORE DUNBARNELSON 18751935
525

FRANCES SARGENT LOCKE OSGOOD 18111850
124
FANNY FERN Sara Payson Willis Parton 18111872
130
ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS 18151852
142
LOUISE AMELLA KNAPPSMITH CLAPPE 18191906
151
JULIAWARD HOWE 18191910
160
PHOEBE CARY 18241871
168
FRANCES E W HARPER 18251911
176
ROSE TERRY COOKE 18271892
184
EMILY DICKINSON 18301886
208
HELENHUNTJACKSON 18301885
210
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT 18321888
224
HARRIET PRESCOTT SPOFFORD 18351921
256
SARAH PIATT 18361919
269
ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD 18441911
317
EMMA LAZARUS 18491887
343
MARY NOAILLESMURFREE Charles Egbert Craddock 18501922
366
KATE CHOPIN 18501904
385
MARY E WILKINS FREEMAN 18521930
401
DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER 18791958
556
ANZIA YEZIERSKA ca 18851970
572
MARIANNE MOORE 18871972
587
VINCENT MILLAY 18921950
607
DOROTHY PARKER 18931967
616
GENEVIEVE TAGGARD 18941948
637
TESS SLESINGER 19051945
652
ANN PETRY 19081997
665
ELIZABETH BISHOP 19111979
675
JAMES TIPTREE JR Alice Bradley Sheldon 19151987
694
SHIRLEY JACKSON 19161965
701
HISAYEYAMAMOTO 1921
715
ANNE SEXTON 19281974
747
URSULA K LE GUIN 1929
761
MAXINE HONG KINGSTON 1940
786
JHUMPALAHIRI 1967
800
Acknowledgments
817
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Elaine Showalter, a professor emerita at Princeton University, is the author of numerous books, including the groundbreakingA Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontė to LessingandA Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx.A frequent radio and TV commentator in the United Kingdom, she has chaired the Man Booker International Prize jury and judged the National Book Awards and the Orange Prize. She divides her time between Washington, D.C., and London.

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