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Women writers of the contemporary South

Author: Peggy Whitman Prenshaw
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1984.
Series: Southern quarterly series.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the work of Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Gail Godwin, Beverly Lowry, Shirley Ann Grau, Lisa Alther, Ellen Douglas, Doris Betts, Elizabeth Spencer, Mary Lee Settle, Berry Morgan, Rita Mae Brown, Toni Cade Bambara, Ellen Gilchrist, Lee Smith, Joan Williams, and Bobbie Ann Mason.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Women writers of the contemporary South.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©1984
(OCoLC)558179022
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peggy Whitman Prenshaw
ISBN: 0878052224 9780878052226
OCLC Number: 10711876
Description: xii, 323 pages : portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Interviews with seven contemporary writers / Laurie L. Brown --
Fiction of Anne Tyler / Doris Betts --
Alice Walker's celebration of self in Southern generations / Thadious M. Davis --
Gail Godwin and the ideal of Southern womanhood / Carolyn Rhodes --
Eating the moment absolutely up : the fiction of Beverly Lowry / Merrill Maguire Skaggs --
Shirley Ann Grau and the short story / Mary Rohrberger --
Lisa Alther : the irony of return / Mary Anne Ferguson --
Ellen Douglas : moralist and realist / Carol S. Manning --
Doris Betts's Nancy Finch : a heroine for the 1980s / Dorothy M. Scura --
Mermaids, angels and free women : the heroines of Elizabeth Spencer's fiction / Peggy Witman Prenshaw --
Mary Lee Settle's connections : class and clothes in the Beulah quintet / Nancy Carol Joyner --
The androgynous, bi-racial vision of Berry Morgan / Margaret Jones Bolsterli --
Rita Mae Brown : feminist theorist and Southern novelist / Martha Chew --
Youth in Toni Cade Bambara's Gorilla, my love / Nancy D. Hargrove --
The miracle of realism : the bid for self-knowledge in the fiction of Ellen Gilchrist / Jeanie Thompson & Anita Miller Garner --
World of Lee Smith / Anne Goodwyn Jones --
The career of Joan Williams : problems in assessment / Judity Bryant Wittenberg --
Stopping places : Bobbie Ann Mason's short stories / Maureen Ryan --
Why there are no Southern writers / Daphne Athas.
Series Title: Southern quarterly series.
Responsibility: edited by Peggy Whitman Prenshaw.

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Discusses the work of Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Gail Godwin, Beverly Lowry, Shirley Ann Grau, Lisa Alther, Ellen Douglas, Doris Betts, Elizabeth Spencer, Mary Lee Settle, Berry Morgan, Rita Mae Brown, Toni Cade Bambara, Ellen Gilchrist, Lee Smith, Joan Williams, and Bobbie Ann Mason.

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