American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical by Laurie Champion

By Laurie Champion

Girls writers were usually excluded from literary canons and never until eventually lately have students started to rediscover or become aware of for the 1st time missed ladies writers and their works. This reference comprises alphabetically prepared entries on fifty eight American girls authors who wrote among 1900 and 1945. each one access is written by way of knowledgeable contributor and discusses a selected author's biography, her significant works and subject matters, and the severe reaction to her writings. The entries shut with vast basic and secondary bibliographies, and the quantity concludes with a listing of works for extra reading.The interval surveyed by means of this reference is wealthy and various. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, significant inventive hobbies, happened among 1900 and 1945, and the entries integrated the following show the numerous contributions girls made to those pursuits. the quantity as an entire strives to mirror the range of yankee tradition and contains entries for African American, local American, Mexican American, and chinese language American girls. It comprises renowned writers similar to Willa Cather and Eudora Welty, in addition to extra overlooked ones similar to Anita Scott Coleman and Sui Sin a long way.

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As the titles of Bishop’s books suggest, such tensions often emerge as they concern notions of home and travel. From her first book of poems, North & South (1946), to her last, Geography III (1976), Bishop explored her thirst for 26 AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, 1900–1945 travel in writing. After college she traveled throughout Europe, and in 1938 Bishop bought a house with a friend in Key West, Florida, where she lived for nine years. In 1946 Bishop won the Houghton Mifflin Literary fellowship for her first book of poetry, North & South.

Stein, Bishop, and Rich: Lyrics of Love, War, and Peace. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. Diehl, Joanne Feit. Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore: The Psychodynamics of Creativity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993. Doreski, C. K. Elizabeth Bishop: The Restraints of Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. Edelman, Lee. ’ ” Contemporary Literature 26 (1985): 179–86. ELIZABETH BISHOP 33 Erkkila, Betsy. The Wicked Sisters: Women Poets, Literary History, and Discord.

Writing in the tradition of specifically female lyricists, other poems such as “Betrothed,” “Portrait,” “My Voice Not Being Proud,” “Medusa,” “The Crows,” “The Changed Woman,” “Chanson un Peu Naı¨ve,” and “Fifteenth Farewell” reflect women speakers and feminist subjects. The collection includes some of Bogan’s most successful lyric poems, demonstrating her sparse, technical approach in which irony and the emotional horrors of modern life are enhanced by the straightforward, terse delivery. In future collections, Bogan often included poems from Body of This Death.

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