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The Oxford book of women's writing in the United States

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin; Cathy N Davidson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Presents short stories, poems, essays, plays, speeches, performance pieces, erotica, diaries, correspondence, and even a few recipes from early one hundred of America's best women writers.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Wagner-Martin; Cathy N Davidson
ISBN: 0195132459 : 9780195132458 0195087062 9780195087062
OCLC Number: 42716101
Notes: Originally published in 1995.
Includes index.
Description: 596 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Short fiction. Tom's husband / Sarah Orne Jewett --
Tony's wife / Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson --
The revolt of "Mother" / Mary Wilkins Freeman --
The yellow wall-paper / Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman --
A male Magdalene, from Samantha vs. Josiah / Marietta Holley --
A pair of silk stockings / Kate Chopin --
The other two / Edith Wharton --
Seventeen syllables / Hisaye Yamamoto --
Freedom / Nella Larsen --
Sweat / Zora Neale Hurston --
O yes / Tillie Olsen --
A late encounter with the enemy / Flannery O'Connor --
A worn path / Eudora Welty --
The shawl / Cynthia Ozick --
Extenuating circumstances / Joyce Carol Oates --
Miss Clairol / Helena María Viramontes --
Recitatif / Toni Morrison --
In the American society / Gish Jen --
May's lion / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Life in the iron-mills / Rebecca Harding Davis --
Old Mrs. Harris / Willa Cather --
Part 2. Poetry. Poetry from the beginning ; To my dear and loving husband, The flesh and the spirit / Anne Bradstreet --
On imagination / Phillis Wheatley --
The soul selects her own society, This is my letter to the world, My life had stood-a loaded gun, After great pain, a formal feeling comes / Emily Dickinson --
Decade / Amy Lowell --
The poem as mask / Muriel Rukeyser --
Lineage / Margaret Walker --
Religion (from Ulysses) / Gwendolyn Brooks, --
In an iridescent time / Ruth Stone --
Woman me / Maya Angelou --
Lady Lazarus / Sylvia Plath --
Contemporary poetry --
Diving into the wreck / Adrienne Rich --
When I was growing up / Nellie Wong --
The thirty eighth year / Lucille Clifton --
Song for a thin sister / Audre Lorde --
What the gypsy said to her children / Judith Ortiz Cofer --
Daystar / Rita Dove --
A history of costume / Michelle Cliff --
Suicide note / Janice Mirikitani --
Remember / Joy Harjo --
As children together / Carolyn Forche. Part 3. Public lives. from On the equality of the sexes / Judith Sargent Murray --
A woman at forty (from Woman in the nineteenth century) / Margaret Fuller --
The working-girls of New York (from Folly as it flies) / Fanny Fern --
The case stated / Ida B. Wells-Barnett --
from The higher education of women / Anna Julia Haywood Cooper --
The coyote-spirit and the weaving woman / Mary Hunter Austin --
Women are hungry / Meridel Le Sueur --
More than just a shrine: paying homage to the ghosts of Ellis Island / Mary Gordon --
Longing to die of old age / Alice Walker --
Last words on Vietnam / Martha Gellhorn --
Amazons in Appalachia / Marilou Awiakta --
If men could menstruate / Gloria Steinem --
The good guys / Anna Quindlen --
Part 4. Acting out. Overtones / Alice Gerstenberg --
Trifles : a play in one act / Susan Glaspell --
Bitter cane / Genny Lim --
Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth --
Men in your life / Alice Childress --
from United States / Laurie Anderson --
Roslyn Malamud : the coup, from Fires in the mirror / Anna Deavere Smith --
Native American ritual --
Kopis'taya (a gathering of spirits) / Paula Gunn Allen --
Naming power / Wendy Rose --
The foot-washing / George Ella Lyon --
from The women of Brewster Place / Gloria Naylor --
The sixth work : rituals for the extended family, from Jambalaya / Luisah Teish --
The ceremonies of community, from The telling / E.M. Broner. Part 5. Private lives. To John Adams / Abigail Adams --
Letter to the editors of Freedom's Journal / Matilda --
Letter XV: Man equally guilty with woman in the fall / Sarah Moore Grimke --
Diary / Louisa May Alcott --
Afternoon in the woods (from Rural hours) / Susan Fenimore Cooper --
The trials of girlhood (from Incidents in the life of a slave girl) / Harriet Ann Jacobs --
To John Brown / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
To Louisa Picquet / Elizabeth Ramsey --
Diary / Mary Boykin Chesnut --To Liane De Pougy / Natalie Barney --
To Ben Reitman / Emma Goldman --
from The school days of an Indian girl / Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) --
from Leaves from the mental portfolio of an Eurasian / Sui Sin Far --
One farmer's wife / Anonymous --
To Anita Pollitzer / Georgia O'Keeffe --
Names (from Memories of a Catholic girlhood) / Mary McCarthy --
from Storyteller / Leslie Marmon Silko --
To Gabriela, a young writer / Pat Mora --
Part 6. Bodily pleasures. The last return from the sea (from The captain's lady's cookbook) --
Bass for Picasso (from The Alice B. Toklas cook book) / Alice B. Toklas --
Sunday revival dinner (from The taste of country cooking) / Edna Lewis --
Los dias de los muertos (from Food from my heart) / Zarela Martinez --
Wild nights-wild nights!, Come slowly-Eden!, Volcanoes in Sicily / Emily Dickinson --
The storm (a sequel to The "Cadian ball) / Kate Chopin --
from Lifting belly / Gertrude Stein --
I want to die while you love me / Georgia Douglas Johnson --
Sea rose / H.D. --
II (from Little birds) / Anais Nin --
Sappho's reply / Rita Mae Brown --
She didn't think we were married / Olga Broumas and Jane Miller --
Fifteen (from Autumn sequence) / Jan Freeman.
Other Titles: Women's writing in the United States
Responsibility: edited by Linda Wagner-Martin, Cathy N. Davidson.
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