Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1900-1940

Maverick Autobiographies: Women Writers and the American West, 1900-1940

by Cathryn Halverson
     
 

Cathryn Halverson reclaims a trio of female memoirists whose works tell us a great deal about the emergence of women's writing in the early twentieth century, the conception of the West, and the role of autobiography as literature that can reveal a time and a place.  In this telling study of the autobiographies of Mary MacLane, Opal Whiteley, and Juanita

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Cathryn Halverson reclaims a trio of female memoirists whose works tell us a great deal about the emergence of women's writing in the early twentieth century, the conception of the West, and the role of autobiography as literature that can reveal a time and a place.  In this telling study of the autobiographies of Mary MacLane, Opal Whiteley, and Juanita Harrison, Halverson finds a western experience that could prove more confining than liberating for the female pioneer, and her disaffected cowgirls put a whole new spin on the notion of heading out for the territories.

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“Halverson’s scholarship is delightful to read and prompts her readers to search other texts for the quirkiness that challenges, and thus enriches, traditional categories of analysis.”—Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299197209
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Series:
Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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