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Writing Women's Lives: An Anthology Of Autobiographical Narratives By Twentieth Century American Women Writers

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Representing fifty distinguished American women writers, this collection of autobiographical narratives reflects the diverse intersections of race, class, religion, and sexual identity as they have been experienced in every region of the United States over the course of the twentieth century. The selections showcase the common experiences of women writers as children, ...more
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Catherine
Aug 28, 2012 Catherine rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. It has pushed me to try writers new to me (Madeleine L'Engle, Jane O'Reilly). I really love the diversity and beauty of women's voices.

Madeleine L'Engle, on the consequences of her husband's smoking, which was so fashionable once: "Consequences: cancer is a result of consequences. It is not sent as a punishment. I do not have to make the repulsive theological error of feeling that I have to see cancer as God's will for my husband. I do not want anything to do with tha
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Jul 25, 2007 Kat rated it it was amazing
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This is a wonderful collection of memoir excerpts by women writers and poets. I got it as a high school graduation present (great gift) and over the years I've kept coming back to it, like returning to a circle of old friends.
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Sep 10, 2016 Karen rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I have read it twice. The collection of women writers is varied and impressive. I became a huge M. F. K. Fisher fan as a result of this book. All the excerpts were worth reading.
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Great book on how 20th century women struggled in writing, a huge literature to discover.
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