American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical by Laurie Champion

By Laurie Champion

Girls writers were normally excluded from literary canons and never till lately have students all started to rediscover or observe for the 1st time missed girls writers and their works. This reference comprises alphabetically prepared entries on fifty eight American ladies authors who wrote among 1900 and 1945. each one access is written through a professional contributor and discusses a selected author's biography, her significant works and topics, and the serious reaction to her writings. The entries shut with wide 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 hobbies, happened among 1900 and 1945, and the entries integrated right here reveal the numerous contributions girls made to those activities. the amount as a complete strives to mirror the variety of yank tradition and contains entries for African American, local American, Mexican American, and chinese language American ladies. It contains renowned writers similar to Willa Cather and Eudora Welty, besides extra ignored ones equivalent to Anita Scott Coleman and Sui Sin a long way.

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She continued to garner awards, such as the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1956, as well as many fellowships that allowed her to continue her travels. During her later years in Brazil, Bishop’s alcoholism and asthma became progressively worse, and her relationship with Lota began to deteriorate. In 1966 Bishop accepted her first teaching post, at the University of Washington in Seattle. Meanwhile, Lota became increasingly depressed and, in 1967, committed suicide. During the next several years, Bishop lived between Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she taught at Harvard from time to time, and at her house in Brazil.

Can Prayer Be Answered? New York: Farrar, 1934. (Nonfiction) Indian Pottery of the Rio Grande. Pasadena, CA: Esto, 1934. (Nonfiction) One Smoke Stories. Boston: Houghton, 1934. (Short stories) The Mother of Felipe and Other Early Stories. Ed. Franklin Walker. Los Angeles: Book Club of California, 1950. (Short stories) Stories from the Country of Lost Borders. Ed. Marjorie Pryse. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1987. (Short stories) Western Trails: A Collection of Short Stories. Ed.

Although it is somewhat dated, Candace MacMahon’s Elizabeth Bishop: A Bibliography, 1927–1979 offers a listing of primary and secondary sources that is also indispensable to any Bishop scholar. Several readers have devoted book-length studies to Bishop’s poetics of restraint. In The Unbeliever: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Dale Parker argues that Bishop’s poetry is skeptical and unsettling, especially in its “unlikely” treatment of motherhood (27). C. K. Doreski asserts that Bishop’s disdain of the sentimental and picturesque led critics to conclude erroneously that her poetry is timid.

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