The Writer on Her Work, Volume 1

The Writer on Her Work, Volume 1

by Janet Sternburg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393320553

ISBN-13: 9780393320558

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Published to high praise—"groundbreaking . . . a landmark" (Poets and Writers)—this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write.
Seventeen novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction explore how they have become writers, why they write, and what it means to be a woman and a writer.

Overview

Published to high praise—"groundbreaking . . . a landmark" (Poets and Writers)—this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write.
Seventeen novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction explore how they have become writers, why they write, and what it means to be a woman and a writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393320558
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
The Writer Herself: An Introductionxix
A Second Introduction in the Year 2000xxvii
Still Just Writing3
Why I Write17
The Parable of the Cave or: In Praise of Watercolors27
De Memoria33
My Grandmother Who Painted45
Creating Oneself from Scratch71
On Being Female, Black, and Free95
Thoughts on Writing: A Diary107
One Child of One's Own: A Meaningful Digression within the Work(s)121
The Middle Period141
What It Is I Think I'm doing Anyhow153
Blood and Guts: The Tricky Problem of Being a Woman Writer in the Late Twentieth Century169
The Coming Book181
Opening Nights: The Opening Days187
The Education of a Poet217
Becoming a Writer231
Notes on Contributors257
Acknowledgments269

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