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Feminist Writers
     

Feminist Writers

by Gale
 
Contemporary feminist literature is one of the most popular areas of study in schools today. St. James Press responds to that interest with Feminist Writers, a new comprehensive reference that provides biographical, bibliographical and critical information on 300 authors whose works reflect trends in feminist thought. Featured are novelists, poets, dramatists,

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Contemporary feminist literature is one of the most popular areas of study in schools today. St. James Press responds to that interest with Feminist Writers, a new comprehensive reference that provides biographical, bibliographical and critical information on 300 authors whose works reflect trends in feminist thought. Featured are novelists, poets, dramatists, journalists, short story and nonfiction writers. Unlike other resources that deal with literature by Western women in general, Feminist Writers concentrates specifically on writings with feminist themes and features authors of various nationalities and cultures.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 10 UpThis book provides biographical and critical articles on almost 300 writers of fiction and nonfiction who espouse a feminist viewpoint. International and preponderantly 20th century in scope, it includes writers of both sexes. Alphabetically arranged entries consist of a critical essay that focuses on the author's relation to the feminist movement and discusses historical/political implications, biographical data, a bibliography of publications, and a list of critical works about the writer. The title, nationality, and genre and subject indexes are especially useful. In addition, there are sources for more information on feminist writers including anthologies and criticism arranged by decade; resources such as libraries, periodicals, and web sites; and a list of additional feminist writers not covered in this volume with short annotations of their work. The scholarly foreword makes fascinating reading, as do the entries (who would have thought of Maud Hart Lovelace in this context?). This sophisticated reference book is recommended for high schools with a strong literature or women's studies collection. It makes a nice complement to Elaine Showalter's Modern American Women Writers (Scribners, 1991).Mary H. Cole, Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558622173
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Pages:
641
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.69(d)

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