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Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers
     

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

by Bella Vivante, Rhonda Austin (Editor)
 

American women writers have long been creating an extraordinarily diverse and vital body of fiction, particularly in the decades since World War II. Recent authors have benefited from the struggles of their predecessors, who broke through barriers that denied women opportunities for self-expression. This reference highlights American women writers who continue to

Overview

American women writers have long been creating an extraordinarily diverse and vital body of fiction, particularly in the decades since World War II. Recent authors have benefited from the struggles of their predecessors, who broke through barriers that denied women opportunities for self-expression. This reference highlights American women writers who continue to build upon the formerly male-dominated canon.

Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 60 American women writers of diverse ethnicity who wrote or published their most significant fiction after World War II. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes: • A brief biography• A discussion of major works and themes • A survey of the writer's critical reception• A bibliography of primary and secondary sources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313316272
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

LAURIE CHAMPION is Assistant Professor of English at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley. Her previous books include The Critical Response to Huckleberry Finn (1991), The Critical Response to Eudora Welty's Fiction (1994), and American Women Writers, 1900-1945 (2000), all available from Greenwood Press.

RHONDA AUSTIN is Lecturer in English at Sul Ross State University, where she teaches English composition, technical writing, and literature. She has published several short stories and is currently developing and teaching online courses.

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