Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers: An A-to-Z Guide

Author:   Laurie Champion ,  Rhonda Austin
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
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9780313316272


Pages:   424
Publication Date:   30 November 2002
Format:   Hardback
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Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers: An A-to-Z Guide


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American women writers have long been creating an extraordinarily diverse and vital body of fiction, particularly in the decades since World War II. Recent authors have benefited from the struggles of their predecessors, who broke through barriers that denied women opportunities for self-expression. This reference highlights American women writers who continue to build upon the formerly male-dominated canon. Included are alphabetically arranged entries for more than 60 American women writers of diverse ethnicity who wrote or published their most significant fiction after World War II. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes:^L^DBLA brief biography^L^DBLA discussion of major works and themes^^DBLA survey of the writer's critical reception^L^DBLA bibliography of primary and secondary sources

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Author:   Laurie Champion ,  Rhonda Austin
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Imprint:   Greenwood Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   0.946kg
ISBN:  

9780313316272


ISBN 10:   0313316279
Pages:   424
Publication Date:   30 November 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Preface Introduction by Laurie Champion Alice Adams (1926-1999) by Julie S. Amberg Julia Alvarez (1950- ) by J. Elizabeth Clark Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995) by Catherine Cucinella Andrea Barrett (1965- ) by Ernest Smith Ann Beattie (1947- ) by Claudia Milstead Judy Blume (1938- ) by Austin Booth Rita Mae Brown (1944- ) by Roxanne Harde Ana Castillo (1953 ) by Laurie Champion Denise Chavez (1948- ) by Beverly G. Six Alice Childress (1920-1994) by Joelle Biele Sandra Cisneros (1954- ) by Joy Castro J. Colifornia Cooper (19??- ) by Michelle L. Taylor Ellen Douglas (Josephine Ayres Haxton) (1921- ) by Elizabeth J. Wright Louise Erdrich (1954 ) by Ann Engar Mary Gaitskill (1954- ) by Robert Johnson Kaye Gibbons (1960- ) by Elizabeth J. Wright Gail Godwin (1937- ) by Lynn Domina Mary Gordon (1949- ) by Cheryl D. Bohde Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey (1938- ) by Kristin Brunnemer Shelby Hearon (1931- ) by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay Amy Hempel (1951- ) by Rhonda Cawthorn Linda Hogan (1947- ) by Ellen L. Arnold Mary Hood (1946- ) by Angela Laflen Josephine Humphreys (1945- ) by Bill Clem Gish Hen (1956- ) by Cora Agatucci Diane Johnson (1934- ) by Stephanie Brown Gayle Jones (1949- ) by Michelle L. Taylor Jamaica Kincaid (1949- ) by Sharon Hileman Nanci Kincaid (1950- ) by Deborah Maltby Barbara Kingsolver (1955- ) by Lisa Abney Maxine (Ting Ting) Hong Kingston (1940- ) by Sharon Hileman Harper Lee (1926- ) by Catherine Cucinella Ursula K. LeGuin (1929- ) by Kate K. Davis Beverly Lowry (1938- ) by Stephanie Gordon Paule Marshall (1929- ) by Michelle L. Taylor Bobbie Ann Mason (1940- ) by Laurie Champion Elizabeth McCracken (1966- ) by Roy Flannagan Jill McCorkle (1958- ) by Suzanne Disheroon-Green Colleen Johnson McElroy (1935- ) by James L. Hill Terry McMillan (1951- ) by Suzanne Disheroon-Green Toni Morrison (1931- ) by Julie Buckner Armstrong Gloria Naylor (1950- ) by Chris Ruiz-Velasco Joyce Carol Oates (1938- ) by Mona Choucair Tillie Olsen (1912 or 1913- ) by Ernest Smith Cynthis Ozick (1928- ) by Laurie Champion Grace (Goodside) Paley (1922- ) by Lisa Maria Burgess Noudehou Sara Paretshy (1947- ) by Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay Ann Petry (1908-1997) by Michelle L. Taylor Jayne Anne Phillips (1952- ) by Andrea Adolph Francine Prose (1947- ) by J. P. Steed Marilynne Robinson (1944- ) by Catherine Rainwater Mary Robinson (1949- ) by Cynthia Whitney Hallett Leslie Marmon Silko (1948- ) by Catherine Rainwater Jane Smiley (1949- ) by Jesse Cohn Lee Smith (1944- ) by Cathy Downs Elizabeth Ann Tallent (1954- ) by Laurie Champion Amy Tan (1952- ) by Carman C. Curton Melanie Rae Thon (1957- ) by Kate K. Davis Anne Tyler (1941- ) by Donna Buchanan Cook Alice Walker (1944- ) by Lisa Abney Joy Williams (1944- ) by J. Elizabeth Clark Selected Bibliography Index

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.,. highlights diverse women writers, especially American ethnics who made significant contributions to the contemporary literary scenes, whose themes and fictional characters defy traditionally prescribed roles for women, and whose main characters appeared after 1945....Recommended. Undergraduate and public libraries. -Choice


Author Information

LAURIE CHAMPION is Assistant Professor of English at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley. Her previous books include The Critical Response to Huckleberry Finn (1991), The Critical Response to Eudora Welty's Fiction (1994), and American Women Writers, 1900-1945 (2000), all available from Greenwood Press. RHONDA AUSTIN is Lecturer in English at Sul Ross State University, where she teaches English composition, technical writing, and literature. She has published several short stories and is currently developing and teaching online courses.

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