Sternburg: The Writer on Her Work

Sternburg: The Writer on Her Work

by Janet Sternburg
     
 

Published to high praise this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write. Seventeen novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction explore how they became writers, why they write, and what it means to be a woman and a writer.  See more details below

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Published to high praise this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write. Seventeen novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction explore how they became writers, why they write, and what it means to be a woman and a writer.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this second collection of original essays, following a volume published 10 years ago and edited by Sternburg as well, 20 women writers--poets, novelists and essayists--from five continents address their experience of the creative process and the sources from which it springs. While the pieces take myriad forms--from Jan Morris's decisive assault on gender-ascribed art to Ursula LeGuin's poem on the myths informing women's writing--many authors here discourse on common if by no means universal themes. They discuss the effects of routine, landscape, children and travel on their work; reading and its influence, and figures of inspiration to them. Of special interest are comments on the imperative to write. Joy Williams puts it: ``Assemble the ambulances. Something is going to happen.'' With its many voices, images and aphorisms--from those of Maxine Kumin to Luisa Valenzuela, from Rita Dove to Elizabeth Jolley--the book is a pleasure and a faithful companion. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393028041
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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