By Laurie Champion
Ladies writers were typically excluded from literary canons and never till lately have students all started to rediscover or observe 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. every one access is written via a professional contributor and discusses a selected author's biography, her significant works and subject matters, and the serious reaction to her writings. The entries shut with broad fundamental and secondary bibliographies, and the amount concludes with an inventory of works for extra reading.The interval surveyed by way of this reference is wealthy and numerous. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, significant creative pursuits, happened among 1900 and 1945, and the entries incorporated the following show the numerous contributions ladies made to those activities. the amount as a complete strives to mirror the range of yankee tradition and contains entries for African American, local American, Mexican American, and chinese language American girls. It contains popular writers resembling Willa Cather and Eudora Welty, in addition to extra overlooked ones resembling Anita Scott Coleman and Sui Sin a long way.
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Her literary talent was recognized when she won admission into the much-sought-after writing seminar of Charles T. Copeland. Copeland’s advice to Bonner—that she continue to write but avoid becoming “bitter” about race—must have struck Bonner as ironic, given Radcliffe’s refusal to allow black students to live on campus. Although she was forced to live at home and commute to Radcliffe, Bonner was active on campus, winning the Radcliffe songwriting competition in 1918 and 1922 and founding a chapter of the black sorority Delta Sigma Theta.
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Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988. Schwartz, Lloyd, and Sybil Estes, eds. Elizabeth Bishop and Her Art. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1983. Spires, Elizabeth. ” Vassar Quarterly 55 (1979): 4–9. ———. ” Paris Review 22 (1981): 57–83. ———. ” In Poets at Work. Ed. George Plimpton. New York: Viking, 1989. 365–86. Starbuck, George. ” Ploughshares 3 (1977): 11–29. Travisano, Thomas J. Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1988. LOUISE BOGAN (1897–1970) Laurie Champion and Richard J.
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