By Laurie Champion
Girls writers were ordinarily excluded from literary canons and never till lately have students started to rediscover or detect for the 1st time ignored ladies writers and their works. This reference contains alphabetically prepared entries on fifty eight American girls authors who wrote among 1900 and 1945. every one access is written by way of knowledgeable contributor and discusses a selected author's biography, her significant works and subject matters, and the serious reaction to her writings. The entries shut with wide basic and secondary bibliographies, and the amount concludes with a listing of works for additional reading.The interval surveyed through this reference is wealthy and numerous. Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, significant creative activities, happened among 1900 and 1945, and the entries integrated right here reveal the numerous contributions girls made to those activities. the quantity as an entire strives to mirror the variety of yank tradition and contains entries for African American, local American, Mexican American, and chinese language American ladies. It comprises popular writers corresponding to Willa Cather and Eudora Welty, besides extra ignored ones comparable to Anita Scott Coleman and Sui Sin some distance.
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Bogan’s Collected Poems, published in 1954, presented the high point of her career. The poems in the collection display limpid diction, varied rhythms, dramatic structure, and themes such as physical decay, sexual love, and human relationships. In 1955, several of the critical reviews Bogan had written for New Yorker as poetry editor and reviewer appeared in Selected Criticism, Prose, Poetry (1955). In 1968, two years before her death, Bogan published the acclaimed The Blue Estuaries: Poems, 1923–1968.
Louise Bogan’s Aesthetic of Limitation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987. ———. ” Women’s Studies 5 (1977): 131–35. Colasurdo, Christine. ” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 13 (1994): 339–61. Collins, Martha, ed. Critical Essays on Louise Bogan. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1984. Cowley, Malcolm. ” Rev. of Poems and New Poems, by Louise Bogan. New Republic 10 Nov. 1941: 625–26. DeShazer, Mary. ” Coming to Light: American Women Poets in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Diane Wood Middlebrook and Marilyn Yalom.
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American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook by Laurie Champion