Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

by Mary R. Reichardt
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313311475
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2001
Pages:
458
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)
Lexile:
1370L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Margaret Mary Alacoque1
Julia Alvarez7
Angela of Foligno13
Katherine Burton18
Elizabeth Cary24
Madre Castillo29
Willa Cather34
Catherine of Genoa41
Catherine of Siena46
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha52
Sandra Cisneros57
Clare of Assisi63
Judith Ortiz Cofer68
Elizabeth Cullinan74
Dorothy Day81
Annie Dillard89
Louise Erdrich95
Rosario Ferre102
Lady Georgiana Fullerton108
Rumer Godden114
Caroline Gordon121
Mary Gordon125
Louise Imogen Guiney136

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