By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

An obtainable one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary hobbies sequence is a finished reference advisor to the historical past and improvement of feminist literature, from early fairy stories to works by means of nice girls writers of this day. 1000's of informative A-to-Z entries hide quite a lot of works and writers from all over the world, in addition to a number of genres, together with novels, brief tales, poetry, performs, and feedback. targeting the feminist works and writers that the majority usually look in highschool and faculty curricula, ''Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature'' is the definitive source for this circulation. Its assurance contains writers reminiscent of Willa Cather, George Eliot, Helen Keller, Anais Nin, and Gloria Steinem; works reminiscent of ''The Bell Jar'', ''The Feminist Mystique'', ''Scenes within the lifetime of Harriet Tubman'', and ''The girl Warrior'', characters similar to Cinderella, Hester Prynne, and the spouse of bathtub; and masses extra.

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Another story, “Two Words,” exalts the itinerant female storyteller as the conveyor of culture. She is so armored by her calling that she risks crossing the desert without water and embraces the wonder of words that elevates a would-be president among voters. At a tragic turn in her life Allende composed Paula (1991), a hymn to memory and a tribute to her firstborn, who was diagnosed with porphyria, a genetic anomaly, at a Madrid hospital. While watching over Paula during the child’s 12-month coma, the author charted changes in the girl’s condition and interwove anecdotes, one-sided conversations, and events from family history.

New York: W. W. Norton, 1982. Kingsolver, Barbara. Homeland and Other Stories. New York: HarperCollins, 1989. ———. Prodigal Summer. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Trotman, Nat. “The Burning Between: Androgyny/ Photography/Desire,” Women’s Studies 28, no. 4 (September 1999): 379–402. Woolf, Virginia. A Room of One’s Own. New York: Harbinger, 1957. Angela Davis: An Autobiography Angela Davis (1974) The social theorist Angela DAVIS’s political AUTOBIOGRAPHY puts a face on the civil rights activism of the 1960s and 1970s.

Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman of Olden Time. New York: Penguin, 1998. Zackodnik, Teresa C. “ ‘I Don’t Know How You Will Feel When I Get Through’ ”: Racial Difference, Women’s Rights, and Sojourner Truth,” Feminist Studies 30, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 49–73. Akhmatova, Anna (1889–1966) The Ukrainian poet Anna Akhmatova viewed a complex era of European history through the eyes of dispossessed Russian women. Named Anna Andreyevna Gorenko at birth at Bolshoy Fontan near Odessa, she claimed Russo-Ukrainian lineage.

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