By Laurie Champion
Ladies writers were characteristically excluded from literary canons and never till lately have students started to rediscover or observe for the 1st time overlooked ladies writers and their works. This reference contains alphabetically prepared entries on fifty eight American girls authors who wrote among 1900 and 1945. each one access is written via a professional contributor and discusses a selected author's biography, her significant works and subject matters, and the severe reaction to her writings. The entries shut with huge fundamental and secondary bibliographies, and the amount concludes with a listing of works for additional reading.The interval surveyed via this reference is wealthy and numerous. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, significant inventive events, happened among 1900 and 1945, and the entries incorporated right here reveal the numerous contributions girls made to those pursuits. the amount as a complete strives to mirror the variety of yank tradition and comprises entries for African American, local American, Mexican American, and chinese language American girls. It contains renowned writers comparable to Willa Cather and Eudora Welty, besides extra ignored ones equivalent to Anita Scott Coleman and Sui Sin a ways.
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The publication in 1987 of two edited collections of Austin’s short stories, Melody Graulich’s Western Trails: A Collection of Short Stories by Mary Austin and Marjorie Pryse’s Stories from the Country of Lost Borders made Austin’s work accessible to a broader audience. This, combined with the 1989 publication of Esther Stineman’s biography, Mary Austin: Song of a Maverick, has led to a cornucopia of critical work on the author. Perhaps because Austin so enjoyed being in the company of other writers, a good bit of scholarship examines Austin’s writing in the context of other American writers and major literary movements such as realism and modernism.
The book also served as a popular and informative introduction to modern poetry. Bogan’s Collected Poems, published in 1954, presented the high point of her career. The poems in the collection display limpid diction, varied rhythms, dramatic structure, and themes such as physical decay, sexual love, and human relationships. In 1955, several of the critical reviews Bogan had written for New Yorker as poetry editor and reviewer appeared in Selected Criticism, Prose, Poetry (1955). In 1968, two years before her death, Bogan published the acclaimed The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923–1968.
Ed. Cheryll Glotfelty and Harold Fromm. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996. 323– 50. O’Grady, John P. Pilgrims to the Wild: Everett Ruess, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Clarence King, Mary Austin. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1993. Pearce, T. M. The Beloved House. Caldwell, ID: Caxton, 1940. ———, ed. Literary America, 1903–1934: The Mary Austin Letters. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1979. ———. Mary Hunter Austin. New York: Twayne, 1956. Rudnick, Lois. ” The Desert Is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women’s Writing and Art.