Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

by Mary R. Reichardt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313311471

ISBN-13: 9780313311475

Pub. Date: 07/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

Overview

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.

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

Introduction

Margaret Mary Alacoque by Wendy M. Wright

Julia Alvarez by Teresa Derrickson

Angela of Foligno by Molly Morrison

Katherine Burton by Rebecca L. Kroeger

Elizabeth Cary by Irene Morra

Madre Castillo by John F. Crossen

Willa Cather by Sherrill Harbison

Catherine of Genoa by Molly Morrison

Catherine of Siena by Molly Morrison

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha by Kristina Chew

Sandra Cisneros by Eileen Quinlan, S.N.D.

Clare of Assisi by Molly Morrison

Judith Oritz Cofer by Lisa Treviño Roy-Davis

Elizabeth Cullinan by Ellen C. Frye

Dorothy Day by Nancy L. Roberts

Annie Dillard by Eileen Quinlan, S.N.D.

Louise Erdich by Stacey Donohue

Rosario FerRÉ by Jeana DelRosso

Lady Georgiana Fullerton by Maria LaMonaca

Rumer Godden by Mary R. Reichardt

Caroline Gordon by Nancylee Novell Jonza

Mary Gordon by Stacey Donohue

Louise Imogen Guiney by Anne M. Enenbach

Madame Guyon by Wendy M. Wright

Enrica Handel-Mazzetti by Jeffrey T. Zalar

Emily Henrietta Hickey by Natalie Joy Woodall

Hildegard of Bingin by Debra L. Stoudt

Hrotsvit of Gandersheim by Deanna Delmar Evans

Marie de l'Incarnation by Robert Milliken

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz by John F. Crossen

Julian of Norwich by John Jae-Nam Han

Sheila Kaye-Smith by Ellen C. Frye

Margery Kempe by John Jae-Nam Han

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop by Rebecca L. Kroeger

Mary Lavin by Ann V. Norton

Denise Levertov by Joan F. Hallisey

Clare Boothe Luce by Victoria Carlson

Mary McCarthy by Stacey Donohue

Rigoberta Menchú by Jeana DelRosso

Alice Meynell by Raymond N. Mackenzie

Pilar Millán Astray by Salvador A. Oropesa

Kathleen Norris by Elizabeth Bachrach Tan

Edna O'Brien by Kathleen Jacquette

Flannery O'Conner by Sam McBride

Eunice Odio by David Laraway

Sister Carol Anne O'Marie by Victoria Carlson

Emilia Pardo Bazán by Mary E. Giles

Christine de Pizan by Virginia Brackett

Katherine Anne Porter by Russell Elliott Murphy

Adelaide Anne Procter by Natalie Joy Woodall

Antonia Pulci by RoseAnna Mueller

Christina Rossetti by Kathleen Vejvoda

Mary Anne Sadlier by Stacey Donohue

Dorothy Leigh Sayers by Irene Morra

Valerie Sayers by John Zubizarreta

Sophie Rostopchine, Countess de Ségur by Ruth Carver Capasso

Muriel Spark by Irene Morra

Edith Stein by Paul Majkut

Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots by Sarah M. Dunnigan

Teresa of Avila by Mary E. Giles

ThéRÈse of Lisieux by Mary Theresa Hall

Sigrid Undset by Olivia Schaff

Simone Weil by Thomas Werge

Antonia White by Sarah Myers

General Bibliography

Index

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