A jury of her peers : American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx /

A narrative spanning nearly 400 years introduces more than 250 female writers, both famous and little known. Full description

Main Author: Showalter, Elaine.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • A new literature springs up in the new world
  • Revolution: women's rights and women's writing
  • Their native land
  • Finding a form
  • Masterpieces and mass markets
  • Slavery, race, and women's writing
  • The Civil War
  • The coming woman
  • American sibyls
  • New women
  • The golden morrow
  • Against women's writing: Wharton and Cather
  • You might as well live
  • The Great Depression
  • The 1940s: World War II and after
  • The 1950s: three faces of Eve
  • The 1960s: live or die
  • The 1970s: the will to change
  • The 1980s: on the jury
  • The 1990s: anything she wants.