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The Resource The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States, editors in chief, Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin ; editors, Elizabeth Ammons [and others]

The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States, editors in chief, Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin ; editors, Elizabeth Ammons [and others]

Label
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States
Title
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States
Statement of responsibility
editors in chief, Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin ; editors, Elizabeth Ammons [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory)
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davidson, Cathy N.
  • Wagner-Martin, Linda
  • Ammons, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, American
  • Women and literature
Label
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States, editors in chief, Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin ; editors, Elizabeth Ammons [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 970-977) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Directory of contributors -- Timelines: Social history and everyday life -- U.S. women's writings -- Bibliography -- Directory of editors and advisors -- Index
Control code
30702066
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 1021 pages
Isbn
9780195066081
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1627851
Label
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States, editors in chief, Cathy N. Davidson, Linda Wagner-Martin ; editors, Elizabeth Ammons [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 970-977) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Directory of contributors -- Timelines: Social history and everyday life -- U.S. women's writings -- Bibliography -- Directory of editors and advisors -- Index
Control code
30702066
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxx, 1021 pages
Isbn
9780195066081
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1627851

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