Offering up-to-date coverage of 1,300 writers (100 new to this edition) and spanning from colonial days to the present, American Women Writers offers biography, criticism, bibliography and much more. Look for essays from 400 to 5,000 words assessing each writer's works; basic biographies; complete bibliographies; comprehensive data on writers' names, including pseudonyms, aliases, parents' names and husbands' names; and more.
This edition includes the best-known names: Rachel Blau DuPlessis; Sue Grafton; Donna Haraway; Lucy Lippard; Jane Smiley; Jacqueline Mitchard; Anne Waldman; etc. as well as updated or rewritten entries on outstanding writers from the fields of anthropology, religion, psychology and history: Ruth Benedict, Karen Horney, Margaret Mead, Barbara Tuchman, to name a few. This resource also includes hundreds of unjustly ignored writers who address themselves in journals, letters, stories, even hymns to their world and time.
This edition of American Women Writers is enhanced with indexes and lists that make it possible to access data by author or title. It promises concise, up-to-date critical assessments for students and teachers of American literature; enhances the interests of young or seasoned feminists; and offers good reading for browsers and popular culture fans.