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By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

An available one-volume encyclopedia, this addition to the Literary routine sequence is a accomplished reference advisor to the heritage and improvement of feminist literature, from early fairy stories to works through nice ladies writers of this day. thousands of informative A-to-Z entries disguise a variety of works and writers from all over the world, in addition to quite a number genres, together with novels, brief tales, poetry, performs, and feedback. targeting the feminist works and writers that almost all frequently seem in highschool and school curricula, ''Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature'' is the definitive source for this flow. Its insurance comprises writers resembling Willa Cather, George Eliot, Helen Keller, Anais Nin, and Gloria Steinem; works corresponding to ''The Bell Jar'', ''The Feminist Mystique'', ''Scenes within the lifetime of Harriet Tubman'', and ''The girl Warrior'', characters akin to Cinderella, Hester Prynne, and the spouse of bathtub; and lots more and plenty extra.

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Ephanie’s rescue results from immersion in the mythic past, which heals by granting her balance and full womanhood after decades of self-abandonment. Allen’s achievements have heaped honors on a unique branch of Western feminism. She earned an American Book Award and a Ford Foundation grant for Spider Woman’s Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women (1990), a collection of tales and sketches that honors the voices of Indian wisewomen as culture keepers and storytellers.

The Poet in the Trenches: The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova,” Literary Review 37, no. 4 (Summer 1994): 689–704. Pettingell, Phoebe. ” New Leader 77 (19 December 1995): 26–27. Alcott, Louisa May (1832–1888) A gentle spokeswoman for the rights of women, Louisa May “Lu” Alcott and Harriet Beecher STOWE were the two best-selling female artists to flourish in the literary market alongside the New England giants Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, to a social worker, Abigail “Abba” May, and Amos Bronson Alcott, a transcendentalist, reformer, and commune founder, Louisa grew up at the Wayside Inn and acquired from her father the progressive notion of child-centered education.

She lauded the courage of Dorothea Dix, the first woman appointed to a major governmental department. Upon recovery, Alcott published the Gothic novel Pauline’s Passion and Punishment (1862), under the pen name A. M. Barnard. She serialized her letters home in Commonwealth and issued them in book form as Hospital Sketches (1863), a valuable eyewitness account of female efforts on behalf of the wounded. Although Alcott never regained robust health, she turned out feminist fiction at a rapid rate, including Moods (1865), in which she states women’s need for self-cultivation: “The duty we owe ourselves is greater than that we owe others” (Alcott, 1991, 28).

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