Women of Words: A Personal Introduction to Thirty-Five Important Writers

Women of Words: A Personal Introduction to Thirty-Five Important Writers

by Janet Bukovinsky, Jenny Powell
     
 

Featuring 35 extraordinary writers, including Willa Cather, Mary Wollstonecraft, Toni Morrison and Edith Wharton, this elegant treasury presents carefully selected excerpts from the best of women's writing from the last two centuries. A concise biography and original, full-color portrait accompany each profile. 35 full-color illustrations.  See more details below

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Featuring 35 extraordinary writers, including Willa Cather, Mary Wollstonecraft, Toni Morrison and Edith Wharton, this elegant treasury presents carefully selected excerpts from the best of women's writing from the last two centuries. A concise biography and original, full-color portrait accompany each profile. 35 full-color illustrations.

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Alice Joyce
With a brief biographical vignette, Bukovinsky introduces each of the 35 writers included in this compilation of literary gems by women. The selections are tantalizing morsels drawn from each writer's entire output. Among the excerpts are a few surprises, but, primarily, such eminent works as Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein", the short stories of Flannery O'Connor, and Edith Sitwell's poetry predominate. A selection from the novel "Wide Sargasso Sea" by Jean Rhys embodies what Bukovinsky so aptly describes as the "shabby souled women" who populate the writer's emotionally chilling novels. And lending a graceful embellishment to this respectable addition to women's studies collections--one that should help acquaint readers with a wide range of writers--are Jenny Powell's lyrical portrait illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561384150
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.91(d)

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