The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (Paperback)
Vintage Books USA, 9781400034451, 822pp.
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history. That injustice is corrected in this entertaining and provocativecollection of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women.
From Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to Margaret Fuller to Harriet Beecher Stowe, readers will encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten writers who fully deserve to be rediscovered and enjoyed by new generations. Ourfamous women writers, including contemporary stars like Annie Proux and Jhumpa Lahiri, are showcased in their full literary context, offeringan epic overview of the canon in one monumental, dazzling volume.
This landmark anthology features the best work of our best American women, and was inspired and informed by the author's groundbreaking history celebrating women writers, A Jury of Her Peers.
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Praise For The Vintage Book of American Women Writers…
"Remarkable . . . . A Jury of Her Peers does an enormous service, houses a drop-dead reading list, and gives the reader a fluid framework"- Los Angels Times
"Exhilarating, provocative, revelatory, magisterial... The celebrated get their due…and so do the forgotten."- Slate