Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

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Price
$99.60
Publisher
Greenwood
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Pages
552
Dimensions
6.38 X 9.59 X 1.36 inches | 2.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780313297137
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About the Author

DENISE D. KNIGHT is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English at the State University of New York, Cortland. She is the author of several books, including Writers of the American Renaissance: An A-to-Z Guide (Greenwood, 2003), Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Study of the Short Fiction (1997), and Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Greenwood, 1997), and coauthor of Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Greenwood, 1993).

Reviews

"Until recently, the Western literary canon was dominated by male authors, with only a few representative females. However, the canon has recently undergone considerable discussion and revision, with an eye to including non-European cultures and female voices. The present book brings together representative US women writers whose best-known works were written or published during the 19th century. A variety of authors make up the 77 entries--children's authors, novelists, poets, abolitionists, former slaves--and they provide an understanding of women's issues of that day.... Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries."-Choice
"High-school, public, and college libraries will find Nineteenth-Century Women Writers a valuable resource. Though material abounds on some of the included writers, information, especially literary criticism, on many of the less well known women can be difficult to find,"-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?This sourcebook will be invaluable to teachers of American literature who wish to revise their syllabi and to encourage their students to research women writers independently.... [T]his book...should be considered a must for every school and public library.?-The Leaflet
?High-school, public, and college libraries will find Nineteenth-Century Women Writers a valuable resource. Though material abounds on some of the included writers, information, especially literary criticism, on many of the less well known women can be difficult to find, ?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?Each well organized entry includes a biography of the author, a discussion of her major works or themes, a survey of critical studies, and a bibliography of works by and studies of the author....[A]n excellent resource book that brings into context writers who were previously excluded from the canon of literary studies.?-EDIS Bulletin
?Until recently, the Western literary canon was dominated by male authors, with only a few representative females. However, the canon has recently undergone considerable discussion and revision, with an eye to including non-European cultures and female voices. The present book brings together representative US women writers whose best-known works were written or published during the 19th century. A variety of authors make up the 77 entries--children's authors, novelists, poets, abolitionists, former slaves--and they provide an understanding of women's issues of that day.... Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.?-Choice
"This sourcebook will be invaluable to teachers of American literature who wish to revise their syllabi and to encourage their students to research women writers independently.... [T]his book...should be considered a must for every school and public library."-The Leaflet
"Each well organized entry includes a biography of the author, a discussion of her major works or themes, a survey of critical studies, and a bibliography of works by and studies of the author....[A]n excellent resource book that brings into context writers who were previously excluded from the canon of literary studies."-EDIS Bulletin