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Norton book of women s lives
Norton book of women s lives
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The Norton Book of Women's Lives(1993) MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

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The Norton Book of Women's Lives (Paperback) by Phyllis Rose (Editor) Paperback Publisher: W. W. Norton Company (1993) Language: English ISBN: 0393312909 Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 5.6 x 1.4 inches Shipping Weight: 2.0 pounds List Price: 19.95 Comments: Softcover, original edition; Brand new, pristine condition! trade paperback; Norton 1st printing, 1993; appears unread, unopened; minor storage wear. Most enlightening book I've ever read, August 14, 1999 Reviewer: mpowersm@clandjop.com (Seneca, Missouri) This is by far the best book I've read in the last few years. I picked it at random from the library, but I didn't want to take it back when I was finished with it. As an aspiring anthropologist, being put smack in the middle of so many different women's lives from all over the world at all time periods of the twentieth century was absolutely fascinating. I've made a list of all the selections that have inspired me enough to make me want to read the book it was taken from, and the list is two pages long! The book is an excellent montage of so many different walks of life, I think it should win some kind of award for it's superb editing. I would recommend this book to anybody interested in other women's lives, and to any men wondering how we really think and feel. Amazon.com This amazingly rich lode of memoirs, letters, and diaries jumbles together a great roster of 20th-century women, including Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Bernadette Devlin, Emily Mashinini, Sara Suleri, and Santha Rama Rau. Le Ly Hayslip, the sixth child in a Vietnamese peasant family, describes a life pinched between the violence of Viet Cong revolutionaries and South Vietnamese republicans. Poet and lesbian feminist Audre Lorde writes about being introduced to the wonders of reading as a stubborn, bright, legally blind youngster. "I lay spreadeagled on the floor of the Children's Room like a furious brown toad, screaming bloody murder and embarrassing my mother to death," she recalls. Jill Ker Conway tells of her father's depression and death when a drought crushed their sheep farm in the Australian outback. The excerpts drop us smack into the middle of each life; inventive cross-referencing encourages the reader to fly back and forth, sampling other writings on "filial exasperation," for example, or child's-eye views of romance and war. From Library Journal Because of the breadth and richness of these 61 selections, which demonstrate the evolution of women's autobiographical writing, this anthology is destined to become a classic. Works of the famous, i.e., Helen Keller and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, are interspersed with those not publicly known. There are landmark passages from Anne Frank, Mary McCarthy, and Anais Nin, women whose names are synonymous with the diary form. Many passages represent the experiences of political activists like Bernadette Devlin. The collection is multicultural in scope, ranging, for example, from the poetry of Maya Angelou in the United States to the oral autobiography of Nisa, an African tribal member. The emphasis is upon experience rather than literary quality, resulting in the inclusion of passages not readily available elsewhere. The selections are alphabetically arranged, and the introductory material about each author helpfully refers the reader to related passages. Recommended for public and academic library collections. Contributors include Maya Angelou, Simone De Beauvoir, Nina Berberova, Vera Brittain, Emilie Carles, Nien Cheng, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Colette, Jill Ker Conway, Eleanor Coppola, Bernadette Devlin, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Isak Diesen, Marguerite Duras, M. F. K. Fisher, Janet Frame, Anne Frank, Eugenia Semyonova Ginsburg, Natalia Ginzburg, Vivian Gornick, Emily Hahn, Le Ly Hayslip, Lillian Hellman, Eva Hoffman, Billie Hoiday, Zora Neale Hurston, Carolina Maria De Jesus, Joyce Johnson, Helen Keller, Maxine Hong Kingston, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Onnie Lee Logan, Audre Lorde, Beryl Markham, Emma Mashinini, Mary McCarthy, Margaret Mead, Kate Millett, Jessica Mitcord, Anne Moody, Eleanor Munro, Anais Nin, Ning Lao T'ai-t'ai, Nisa, Cynthia Ozick, Sylvia Plath, Santha Rama Rau, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, V. Sackville-west, Florida Scott-Maxwll, Kate Simon, Carolyn Kay Steedman, Gertrude Stein, Sara Suleri, Caitlin Thomas, Sopia Tolstory, Anne Truitt, Marie Vassiltchikov, Virginia Woolf.
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