Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life

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Contributors discuss a more interactive and cooperative approach to the teaching, reading, critiquing, and writing of literature, advocating that critics break free from the more adversarial mode of literary criticism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780929398884
  • Publisher: University of North Texas Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Pages: 319
  • Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
"Tangled Together Like Badly Cast Fishing Line": The Reader and the Text in Katherine Anne Porter's "Pale Horse, Pale Rider" 3
Love, Work, and Willa Cather 11
The Voices from the Little House 19
Rewriting the Love Plot Our Way: Women and Work 29
Nancy Drew - The Perfect Solution 41
Wrestling with the Mother and the Father: "His" and "Her" in Adrienne Rich 54
In Search of the Androgynous Self 64
From Robot to Roarer 72
A White Bird Flying Straight Down 86
Being an I-Witness: My Life as a Lesbian Teacher 99
Mother/Daughter Dialog(ic)s in, around and about Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club 111
Offshore Women: A Personal Log 125
Metamorphosis: Mutations of a Hungarian Continental Drifter into an American Woman 141
Trapped - Then Release - by a Gift from the Sea 153
Speaking Across Boundaries and Sharing the Loss of a Child 163
Trailing West 183
Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, Revisited 194
Growing Up with Doctor Spock: An Auto-Biography 209
From Impersonators to Persons: Breaking Patterns, Finding Voices 225
Search and Rescue 238
Diversity and the American Dream 250
Women's Literature as Individuation for College Students 261
Finding My Voice: Caught Between a Woolf and a Crane 270
Literary Criticism with a Human Face: Virginia Woolf and The Common Reader 283
Contributor Biographies 299
Index 311
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