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Tillie Olsen : one woman, many riddles

Author: Panthea Reid
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Panthea Reid examines the complex life of this iconic feminist hero and twentieth-century literary giant. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, Tillie Olsen spent her young adulthood there, in Kansas City, and in Faribault, Minnesota. She relocated to California in 1933 and lived most of her life in San Francisco. From 1962 on, she sojourned frequently in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Santa Cruz, and Soquel, California. She was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tillie Olsen; Tillie Olsen; Tillie Olsen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Panthea Reid
ISBN: 9780813546377 0813546370 9780813551876 0813551870
OCLC Number: 304387725
Description: xvii, 449 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Escapes: 1880s-1916 --
Reality Raised: 1917-1924 --
Magnetic Personality: 1925-1929 --
Revolutionary and Mother: 1930-1933 --
Early Genius: 1934 --
Great Feminine Hope: 1935-1936 --
Dead and Resuscitated Hope: 1937-1939 --
War-Relief Hero: 1940-1945 --
Ex-GIs Ideal Wife: 1964-1950 --
Victim and Remaker: 1951-1955 --
Great Value as a Writer: 1956-1961 --
Ego Strength: 1962-1969 --
Tillie Appleseed: 1970-1974 --
Queen Bee: 1975-1980 --
Image Control: 1981-1996 --
Enter Biographer: 1997-2007 --
Appendix A: Bibliography of Primary Works by Tillie Lerner Olsen --
Appendix B: Family Tree of Olsen, Lerner, Goldberg, and Goldfarb Families --
Appendix C: 1935 Plan for the 1930s Proletarian Novel.
Responsibility: Panthea Reid.
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