Offering readers key women's writings from the eighth century to the present, this global and multicultural anthology includes selections written in English by women from Great Britain and the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa. Organized thematically, the anthology emphasizes five important topics for women writers finding a voice, writing the body, rethinking the maternal, identity and difference, and resistance and transformation. Pivotal works of feminist theory by Woolf, Cixous, Showalter, hooks, Trinh, and others are also included. For those interested in women's literature.
Presents essays, fiction, and poetry written by women from the 8th to the 20th century, organized by five themes: finding a voice; writing the body; rethinking the maternal; identity and difference; and resistance and transformation. Selections are in English by writers from Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Great Britain, and the US. The editor (Wake Forest U.) provides introductory essays, case studies containing feminist criticism, and a historical appendix covering six periods for context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)