Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History by Cynthia J. Davis

Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History

byCynthia J. Davis, Kathryn WestIntroduction byCathy Davidson

Hardcover | January 1, 1986

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Women Writers in the United States is a celebration of the many forms of work--written and social, tangible and intangible--produced by American women. Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the U.S. in a clear and accessible timeline format. They present informationon the full spectrum of women's writing--including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, advice columns,and cookbooks, alongside a chronology of developments in social and cultural history that are especially pertinent to women's lives. This extensive chronology illustrates thediversity of women who have lived and written in the U.S. and creates a sense of the full trajectory of individual careers. A valuable and rich source of information on women's studies, literature, and history, Women Writers in the United States will enable readers to locate familiar and unfamiliarwomen's texts and to place them in the context out which they emerged.

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Cynthia J. Davis is Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She was a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (OUP, 1995). Kathryn West is Assistant Professor of English at Bellarmine College. She was a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in th...

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Title:Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social HistoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 10.24 × 7.36 × 1.65 inPublished:January 1, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195090535

ISBN - 13:9780195090536

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Women Writers in the United States is a celebration of the many forms of work - written and social, tangible and intangible - produced by American women. Furthering their work in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States, Davis and West document the variety and volume of women's work in the United States in a clear and accessible timeline format. They present information on the full spectrum of women's writing - including fiction, poetry, biography, political manifestos, essays, advice columns, and cookbooks - alongside a chronology of developments in social and cultural history that are especially pertinent to women's lives. This extensive chronology illustrates the diversity of women who have lived and written in the United States and creates a sense of the full trajectory of individual careers. A valuable and rich source of information on women's studies, literature, and history, Women Writers in the United States will enable readers to locate familiar and unfamiliar women's texts and to place them in the context out of which they emerged.

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"Pick any year in this chronology and you will find an array of interesting and revealing information....this is a fascinating work....this work is a valuable source of contextualized information about women's writing and women's lives. It is suitable for academic and large public librarycollections or any library with an interest in women's cultural studies."--Booklist