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A to Z of Women: American Women Writers by Praise for the previous edition:The clear readability and easy arrangement combine to make this title useful as an introduction to the topic for students.--American Reference Books Annual...engaging...a useful title.--BooklistThe entries are informative and written in a lively, engaging style...a pleasure to read as well as an invaluable resource...highly readable and accessible...a priority choice for high school libraries. Highly Recommended.--Library Media ConnectionThrough poetry, essays, biographies, and editing, American women have had a long and significant impact on the art of writing. Millions of American women have told their own stories or the stories of others, or they've used writing as a way to create another world. American Women Writers, Third Edition profiles more than 190 such women, among them poets, essayists, journalists, editors, novelists, memoirists, and numerous other types of writers. This engaging resource examines the stories of women from a wide array of cultures and generations who share a love of writing. These women are also united by the unique challenges facing women writers--some having to opt for masculine pen names in order to be published.This eBook updates the story of each individual to the present day and includes new profiles as well. It is enhanced with photographs that depict the women profiled. An updated bibliography provides listings of books and websites about women writers in general as well as specific resources about subcultures of female writers. Profiles include:Judy Blume, author of young adult and children's booksErma Bombeck, humorist whose column At Wit's End explored domestic lifeAmy Clampitt, poet and MacArthur Fellowship recipientPatricia Cornwell, mystery writer who draws on her experience as a medical examiner for inspirationBarbara Ehrenreich, whose work explores social and economic issues in the United StatesKatherine Graham, former publisher of the Washington PostJhumpa Lahiri, whose debut book of short stories won the Pulitzer PrizeNella Larson, novelist and winner of a Guggenheim fellowshipBobbie Ann Mason, author and literary criticAnnie Proulx, who describes isolated locales in such places as Canada, New England, and WyomingSonia Sanchez, poet and playwright whose work promotes social and racial justiceEsmeralda Santiago, memoirist who writes of her childhood in Puerto Rico and New York CityElizabeth Strout, novelist, short story writer, and Pulitzer Prize winner.
Publication Date: 2016-02-01