Sister's Choice : Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing (Hardcover)

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Showalter looks closely at three American classics---Little Women, The Awakening, The House of Mirth---and traces the transformations in such major themes, images, and genres of American Women's writing as the American Miranda, the Female Gothic, and the patchwork quilt. Ending with a moving description of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, she shows how the women's tradition is a literary quilt that offers a new map of a changing America.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780198123835
SKU 30025346
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0198123833
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Author Info
Elaine Showalter
Elaine Showalter was named as head of the prestigious Modern Language Association in 1997. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1962, earned her M.A from Brandeis University in 1964, and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis, in 1970. She has taught in the English department at Rutgers. A noted feminist literary critic, she introduced the term "gynocritics" and has been an editor of "Signs: Journal of Women". She has been a professor of English at Princeton.
From the Publisher
Editors Note Showalter looks closely at three American classics---Little Women, The Awakening, The House of Mirth---and traces the transformations in such major themes, images, and genres of American Women's writing as the American Miranda, the Female Gothic, and the patchwork quilt. Ending with a moving description of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, she shows how the women's tradition is a literary quilt that offers a new map of a changing America.
Editors Note 1 Explores the work of American women writers, including Louisa May Alcott, Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, and the Harlem renaissance writers
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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