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From the modernist annex : American women writers in museums and libraries

Author: Karin Roffman
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of women were forced to seek their education outside the walls of American universities. Many turned to museums and libraries, for their own enlightenment, for formal education, and also for their careers. In Roffman's close readings of four modernist writers--Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, Marianne Moore, and Ruth Benedict--she studied the that modernist women  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Roffman, Karin.
From the modernist annex.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009036280
Named Person: Edith Wharton; Nella Larsen; Marianne Moore; Ruth Benedict; Edith Wharton; Nella Larsen; Marianne Moore; Ruth Benedict; Ruth Benedict; Nella Larsen; Marianne Moore; Edith Wharton
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Roffman
ISBN: 9780817383961 0817383964
OCLC Number: 680620792
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Women and the mutual development of museums and libraries --
Museums and memory in Edith Wharton's modern novels --
Nella Larsen, librarian at 135th Street --
Accidents happen in Marianne Moore's native habitat --
Finding freedom from museums and libraries in Ruth Benedict's poetry --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Karin Roffman.

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Offers fresh and critically significant ways of understanding the women writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries and their texts, the distribution of knowledge, and the complicated place of women  Read more...

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