One hundred years of American women writing, 1848-1948 : an annotated bio-bibliography /
Jane Missner Barstow.
Lanham, Md : Scarecrow Press; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1997.
xi, 333 p.
081083314X (cloth : alk. paper)
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Lanham, Md : Scarecrow Press; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1997.
081083314X (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-12:
The author has collected information about 66 US women novelists, journalists, poets, etc. To be included, writers had to meet several criteria, perhaps the most important being that they must have received major attention since the 1970s. Most of the women are well known. In four chapters, writers are grouped by subject; the fifth is devoted to African American writers, and the sixth to other ethnic writers. Each chapter has an introductory essay. Each entry lists general studies, annotated critical studies (books and journal articles), and a brief biography of the reviewed woman writer. Two appendixes list birthdates and ethnicity. The index refers only to the authors of the critical studies. Recommended for universities and colleges with women's studies programs, but a secondary purchase if the library owns American Women Writers (5v., CH, Jan'80, Nov'80, Sep'81, Jul'82), which has longer biographies, but fewer critical studies and no annotations. T. M. Racz; Eastern Michigan University
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...will be most useful in academic libraries supporting literature and women's studies programs.
Barstow's inclusion of critical studies of women with diverse backgrounds and experiences who wrote in 'nonliterary' well as 'literary'...genres adds depth to the project. ... Barstow's book is a good starting place for students or teachers interested in researching what women in the U.S. were writing about during this period.
...a valuable summary...contains ample useful information for the student or teacher embarking on a study of U.S. women's writing...annotations are economically written but provide a useful and generally accurate summary of the contents...provides an excellent overview of well-chosen material. It will have a permanent place on this reviewer's reference shelf, and belongs in every school and university library.
...a succinct reference guide to notable American authors and recent scholarship in the field of women's literature.
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Long Description
This bibliography is intended for a broad audience. Scholars, teachers, and students alike will find it useful for giving them ideas for further research, curriculum studies, or dissertation topics. Six chapters group authors under headings such as late-nineteenth century fiction writers; early-twentieth century fiction writers; poets, dramatists and experimental writers; intellectuals, reformists and journalists; and African-American women writers. Each chapter begins with an introduction that establishes literary and historical context, identifies general studies and relevant journals, and makes reference to writers not included, yet worthy of note. For each writer there is a brief biographical entry, a listing of reissued editions of her writings, and annotations of a broad range of scholarly articles, book chapters, and full-length books on her life and work. Appendixes include listings of selected women writers by birthdate and ethnicity.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
General Studiesp. 7
Late Nineteenth Century Fiction Writersp. 16
General Studiesp. 18
Louisa May Alcottp. 25
Frances Hodgson Burnettp. 31
Kate Chopinp. 34
Rebecca Harding Davisp. 39
Mary Wilkins Freemanp. 43
Helen Hunt Jacksonp. 48
Sarah Orne Jewettp. 50
Grace Kingp. 54
Elizabeth Stuart Phelpsp. 57
Harriet Beecher Stowep. 60
Susan Warnerp. 68
Constance Fenimore Woolsonp. 71
Early Twentieth Century Fiction Writersp. 75
General Studiesp. 77
Gertrude Athertonp. 80
Pearl Sydenstricker Buckp. 82
Willa Catherp. 86
Ellen Glasgowp. 93
Josephine Herbstp. 97
Edith Summers Kelleyp. 100
Katherine Anne Porterp. 101
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlingsp. 106
Mary Roberts Rinehartp. 108
Mari Sandozp. 110
Edith Whartonp. 113
Laura Ingalls Wilderp. 122
Anzia Yezierskap. 126
Poets, Dramatists, and Experimental Writersp. 130
General Studiesp. 132
Djuna Barnesp. 138
Louise Boganp. 142
Rachel Crothersp. 144
Emily Dickinsonp. 146
Susan Glaspellp. 153
Hilda Doolittle (H. D.)p. 155
Lillian Hellmanp. 160
Laura Riding Jacksonp. 162
Amy Lowellp. 165
Edna St. Vincent Millayp. 167
Marianne Moorep. 170
Dorothy Parkerp. 174
Gertrude Steinp. 176
Sara Teasdalep. 181
Elinor Wyliep. 182
Intellectuals, Reformers, and Journalistsp. 185
General Studiesp. 189
Jane Addamsp. 196
Mary Ritter Beardp. 200
Ruth Fulton Benedictp. 203
Mary Baker Eddyp. 205
Fanny Fern (Sara Willis Parton)p. 207
Charlotte Perkins Gilmanp. 209
Emma Goldmanp. 217
Alice Hamiltonp. 220
Julia Ward Howep. 223
Susanne K. Langerp. 224
Margaret Meadp. 226
Elsie Clews Parsonsp. 229
Constance Rourkep. 231
Margaret Sangerp. 233
Agnes Smedleyp. 235
Elizabeth Cady Stantonp. 237
Ida M. Tarbellp. 240
African American Women Writersp. 243
General Studiesp. 245
Anna Julia Cooperp. 253
Jessie Redmon Fausetp. 256
Frances Ellen Watkins Harperp. 260
Pauline Elizabeth Hopkinsp. 264
Zora Neale Hurstonp. 268
Harriet Ann Jacobsp. 276
Nella Larsenp. 279
Ida B. Wellsp. 284
Harriet Wilsonp. 287
Ethnic Women Writingp. 291
General Studies and Anthologiesp. 295
Asian American Writersp. 297
Jewish American Writersp. 301
Latina Writersp. 304
Native American Writersp. 307
Selected Women Writers by Birthdatep. 312
Selected Women Writers by Ethnicityp. 322
Indexp. 325
About the Authorp. 333
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