A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

by Elaine Showalter

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A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter

An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present.
 
In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell. Showalter integrates women’s contributions into our nation’s literary heritage with brilliance and flair, making the case for the unfairly overlooked and putting the overrated firmly in their place.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400034420
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/12/2010
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 1,304,828
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Elaine Showalter, a professor emerita at Princeton University, is the author of numerous books, including the groundbreaking A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing. A frequent radio and TV commentator in the United Kingdom, she has chaired the Man Booker International prize jury and judged the National Book Awards and the Orange Prize. She divides her time between Washington, D.C., and London.

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