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Longman Anthology of Women's Literature / Edition 1

Longman Anthology of Women's Literature / Edition 1

by Mary K. DeShazer
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    ISBN-13: 2900321010062
    Publisher: Longman
    Publication date: 12/18/2000
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 1520
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    Table of Contents

    Alternate Tables of Contents.

    Preface and Acknowledgments.



    Annotated Bibliography.

    Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).

    A Room of One's Own.

    bell hooks (1955-).

    Talking Back.

    Leoba of England and Germany (700?-780).

    Letter to Lord Boniface.

    Matilda, Queen of England (1080-1118).

    Letter to Archbishop Anselm.

    Letter to Pope Pascal.

    Anne Lock (fl.1556-1590).

    from A Meditation of a penitent sinner, upon the 51 psalm.

    Isabella Whitney (fl. 1567-1573?).

    The Author. . .Maketh Her Will and Testament.

    from The Manner of Her Will.

    Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673).

    The Poetess's Hasty Resolution.

    The Poetess's Petition.

    An Excuse for So Much Writ upon My Verses.

    Nature's Cook.

    from To All Writing Ladies.

    Anne Killigrew (1660-1685).

    Upon the Saying that My Verses Were Made by Another.

    On a Picture Painted by Herself.

    Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720).

    The Introduction.

    A Nocturnal Reverie.

    Ardelia to Melancholy.

    Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia.

    The Answer.

    Frances Burney (1752-1840).

    from The Diary of Frances Burney.

    Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849).

    from Letters for Literary Ladies.

    Jane Austen (1775-1817).

    Northanger Abbey.

    Mary Shelley (1797-1851).

    Introduction to Frankenstein.

    Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855).

    Letter from Robert Southey.

    Letter to Robert Southey .

    Letter to George Henry Lewes.

    Emily Brontë (1818-1848).

    [Alone I sat; the summer day].

    To Imagination.

    The Night Wind.

    R. Alcona to J. Brenzaida.

    [No coward soul is mine].


    George Eliot (1819-1880).

    Silly Novels by Lady Novelists.

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935).

    The Yellow Wallpaper.

    Edith Wharton (1862-1937).

    A Journey.

    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946).

    from Patriarchal Poetry.

    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960).

    from Dust Tracks on a Road.

    Stevie Smith (1902-1971).

    My Muse Sits Forlorn.

    A Dream of Comparison.

    Thoughts about the Person from Porlock.

    May Sarton (1912-95).

    Journey Toward Poetry.

    The Muse as Medusa.

    Of the Muse.

    Hisaye Yamamoto (1921-).

    Seventeen Syllables.

    Maxine Hong Kingston (1940-).

    No Name Woman.

    Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-).

    Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to Third World Women Writers.

    Alice Walker (1944-).

    In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens.

    Medbh McGuckian (1950-).

    To My Grandmother.

    From the Dressing Room.

    Turning the Moon into a Verb.

    Carol Ann Duffy (1955-).

    Standing Female Nude.


    Mrs. Aesop.

    Gcina Mhlophe (1959-).

    The Toilet.

    Sometimes When It Rains.

    The Dancer.

    Say No.


    Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays.

    Group Writing and Performance Exercise.

    Barbara Christian (1943-).

    The Highs and Lows of Black Feminist Criticism.

    Elaine Showalter (1941-).

    Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness.



    Annotated Bibliography.

    Hélène Cixous (1937-).

    The Laugh of the Medusa.

    Nancy Mairs (1943-).

    Reading Houses, Writing Lives: The French Connection.


    The Wife's Lament (8th century?).


    Wulf and Eadwacer (8th century?).

    Margery Kempe (1373?-1438).

    from The Book of Margery Kempe.

    Margery Brews Paston (1457?-1495).

    Letters to her Valentine/fiance.

    Letter to her husband, John Paston.

    Elizabeth I (1533-1603).

    On Monsieur's Departure.

    When I Was Fair and Young.

    Mary Wroth (1587?-1653?).

    from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.

    Aphra Behn (1640-1689).

    The Lucky Chance.

    Jane Barker (1652-1727).

    A Virgin Life.

    Delarivier Manley (1663-1724).

    from The New Atalantis.

    Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756).

    from The Female Spectator.

    Harriet Jacobs (1813?-1897).

    from Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

    Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).

    Monna Innominata.

    Djuna Barnes (1892-1982).

    from Ladies Almanack.

    To the Dogs.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950),.

    from Fatal Interview.

    Anne Sexton (1928-1974).

    The Abortion.

    In Celebration of My Uterus.

    For My Lover, Returning to His Wife.

    Audre Lorde (1934-1992).

    Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power.

    Love Poem.


    Restoration-A Memorial.

    Bharati Mukherjee (1938-).

    A Wife's Story.

    Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1996).

    My Man Bovanne.

    Sharon Olds (1942-).

    That Year.

    The Language of the Brag.

    The Girl.

    Sex Without Love.

    Slavenka Drakulic (1949-).

    Makeup and Other Crucial Questions.

    Joy Harjo (1951-).


    Deer Ghost.

    City of Fire.


    Dionne Brand (1953-).

    Madame Alaird's Breasts.

    Sandra Cisneros (1955-).

    I the Woman.

    Love Poem #1.

    Jackie Kay (1961-).

    Close Shave.

    Other Lovers.


    Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays.

    Group Writing and Performance Exercise.

    Catherine Gallagher (1945-).

    Who Was That Masked Woman? The Prostitute and the Playwright in the Comedies of Aphra Behn.

    Shari Benstock (1944-).

    The Lesbian Other.



    Annotated Bibliography.

    Susan Rubin Suleiman (1939-).

    Writing and Motherhood.

    Patricia Hill Collins (1948-).

    Shifting the Center: Race, Class, and Feminist Theorizing About Motherhood.

    Julian of Norwich (1343?-1416?).

    from Showing.

    Juliana Berners (fl. 1486-?).

    from The Book of Hunting.

    Dorothy Leigh (?-1616).

    from The Mother's Blessing.

    Elizabeth Clinton, Countess of Lincoln (1574?-?).

    from The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery.

    Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672).

    The Author to her Book.

    Before the Birth of One of her Children.

    In Reference to her Children.

    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762).

    Letters to her daughter, Lady Bute.

    Mary Barber (1690-1757).

    Written for My Son, at His First Putting on Breeches.

    The Conclusion of a Letter to the Rev. Mr. C-.

    Charlotte Smith (1749-1806).

    The Glow Worm.

    Verses Intended to Have Been Prefixed to the Novel of Emmeline, but then Suppressed.

    Mary Tighe (1772-1810).

    Sonnet Addressed to her Mother.

    Lydia Sigourney (1791-1865).

    Death of an Infant.

    The Last Word of the Dying.

    Dream of the Dead.

    Felicia Hemans (1793-1835).


    The Hebrew Mother.

    Grace Aguilar (1816-1847).

    from The Exodus-Laws for the Mothers of Israel.

    Kate Chopin (1851-1904).

    The Awakening.

    Tillie Olsen (1913-).

    Tell Me A Riddle.

    Judith Wright (1915-).



    Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-).

    the mother.

    A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, A Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon.

    The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till.

    Sylvia Plath (1932-1963).

    The Disquieting Muses.


    Nick and the Candlestick.

    Childless Woman.


    Clifton, Lucille (1936-).

    june 20.


    sarah's promise.

    naomi watches as ruth sleeps.

    Bessie Head (1937-1986).

    The Village Saint.

    Margaret Atwood (1939-).

    Giving Birth.

    Rosellen Brown (1939-).

    Good Housekeeping.

    Beth Brant (1941-).

    A Long Story.

    Ama Ata Aidoo (1942-).

    A Gift from Somewhere.

    Minnie Bruce Pratt (1944-).

    Poem for My Sons.

    Keri Hulme (1947-).

    One Whale, Singing.

    Rita Dove (1952-).

    Demeter Mourning.

    Demeter Waiting.

    Mother Love.

    Cherrié Moraga (1952-).

    La Guera.

    For the Color of My Mother.

    Kate Daniels (1953-).


    Love Pig.

    In My Office at Bennington.

    After Reading Reznikoff.

    Prayer for My Children.


    Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays.

    Creative Writing Exercise.

    Oral History Project.

    Margit Stange (1949-).

    Personal Property: Exchange Value and the Female Self in The Awakening.

    Paula Gunn Allen (1939-).

    Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism.



    Annotated Bibliography.

    Michelle Cliff (1946-).

    If I Could Write This in Fire, I Would Write This in Fire.

    Trinh T. Minh-ha (1952-).

    Not You/Like You: Postcolonial Women and the Interlocking.

    Questions of Identity and Difference.

    Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621).

    The Doleful Lay of Clorinda.

    Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645).

    from Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum.

    Katherine Philips (1632-1664).

    To the Excellent Mrs. A.O. upon her receiving the name of Lucasia.

    Friendship's Mysteries, to my dearest Lucasia.

    On Rosania's Apostasy, and Lucasia's Friendship.

    Lucasia, Rosania, and Orinda, parting at a Fountain.

    Mary Rowlandson (1636?-1710?).

    from The Sovereignty and Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed, Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson.

    Hannah More (1745-1833).

    from The Black Slave Trade.

    Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784).

    On Being Brought from Africa to America.

    To S.M., A Young African Painter, On Seeing His Works.

    To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth.

    Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855).

    from The Grasmere Journals.

    Margaret Fuller (1810-1850).

    from Woman in the Nineteenth Century.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886).

    258 (There's a certain Slant of Light).

    280 (I felt a Funeral, in my Brain).

    303 (The Soul Selects her Own Society).

    341 (After great pain, a formal feeling comes-).

    365 (Dare you See a Soul at the White Heat?).

    508 (I'm ceded-I've stopped being Theirs-).

    512 (The Soul has Bandaged moments-).

    709 (Publication-is the Auction).

    754 ((My Life Had Stood-a Loaded Gun).

    1072 (Title divine-is mine!).

    Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935).

    I Sit and Sew.

    The Proletariat Speaks.

    Zitkala-Sä (Gertrude Bonnin) (1876-1938).

    The Tree-Bound.

    Susan Glaspell (1882-1948).


    Marianne Moore (1887-1972).

    The Fish.

    The Paper Nautilus.

    The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing.

    In Distrust of Merits.

    Like a Bulwark.

    Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923).

    The Doll's House.

    Eudora Welty (1909-).

    Why I Live at the P.O..

    Doris Lessing (1919-).

    An Old Woman and Her Cat.

    Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal (1920-1993).

    We Are Going.

    Anita Desai (1937-).

    Surface Textures.

    Paula Gunn Allen (1939-).

    Molly Brant, Iroquois Matron, Speaks.

    Taku Skansken.

    Angela Carter (1940-1992).


    Buchi Emecheta (1944-).

    from Second Class Citizen.

    Jamaica Kincaid (1949-).


    Ingrid de Kok (1951-).

    Our Sharpeville.

    Small Passing.



    Topics for Discussion, Journals, Essays.

    Creative Writing Exercise.

    June Jordan (1936-).

    The Difficult Miracle of Black Poetry in America or Something Like a Sonnet for Phillis Wheatley.

    Joanne Feit Diehl ( 1947-).

    Selfish Desires: Dickinson's Poetic Ego and the Rites of Subjectivity.



    Annotated Bibliography.

    Adrienne Rich (1929-).

    Notes Toward a Politics of Location.

    Diving into the Wreck.


    One: Comrade.

    Two: Movement.

    Three: Origins.

    Four: History.

    Ellen Kuzwayo (1914-).

    Nkosi Sikelel'i Afrika (God Bless Africa).

    Rachel Speght (1597?-1630?).

    from A Muzzle for Melastomus.

    Mary Astell (1666-1731).

    from A Serious Proposal to the Ladies.

    Sarah Fyge (1670-1723).

    The Liberty.

    Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797).

    from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

    Mary Hays (1760-1843).

    from Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women.

    Sojourner Truth (1797?-1883).

    Ain't I A Woman?

    Keeping the Thing Going While Things are Stirring.

    Harriet Martineau (1802-1876).

    from Society in America.

    Citizenship of People of Colour.

    Political Nonexistence of Women.

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).

    The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point.

    A Curse for a Nation.

    Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1825-1911).

    The Slave Mother.

    Free Labor.

    An Appeal to My Country Women.

    Learning to Read.

    Rebecca Harding Davis (1831-1910).

    Life in the Iron Mills.

    Anzia Yezierska (1881?-1970).

    Soap and Water.

    H.D. (1886-1961).



    from The Walls Do Not Fall (I-IV).

    Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980).

    Bubble of Air.

    Letter to the Front (VII).

    Kathe Kollwitz.


    Nadine Gordimer (1923-).


    Janet Frame (1924-).

    The Chosen Image.

    Maya Angelou (1928-).

    Still I Rise.

    Toni Morrison (1931-).


    Caryl Churchill (1938-).

    Vinegar Tom.

    Irena Klepfisz (1941-).

    from Bashert.

    death camp.

    A Few Words in the Mother Tongue.

    Eavan Boland (1944-).


    Writing In a Time of Violence.

    Zoë Wicomb (1948-).

    Bowl Like Hole.

    Carolyn Forché (1950-).

    The Colonel.


    Ourselves or Nothing.

    The Garden Shukkei-en.

    The Testimony of Light.

    Louise Erdrich (1954-).



    Topics for Discussion, Journals, and Essays.

    Group Research Assignment.

    Ann Parry (1949?-).

    Sexual Exploitation and Freedom: Religion, Race, and Gender in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point.

    Nell Irvin Painter (1942-).

    "Ar'n't I a Woman?".

    Historical Appendix: Old English and Middle English Literature-449-1485.

    Historical Appendix: Renaissance and Early Seventeenth-Century Literature-1485-1650.

    Historical Appendix: Late Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Literature-1650-1800.

    Historical Appendix: Nineteenth-Century Literature-1800-1900.

    Historical Appendix: Modernist Literature-1900-1945.

    Historical Appendix: Contemporary Literature-1945-2000.

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