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A Jury of Her Peers by Elaine Showalter
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Oct 10, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: own, non-fiction, about-books
Read from February 03 to March 07, 2010

Showalter does a great job of placing each writer in her point in history, while also talking about the individual style, strengths, and weaknesses of her writing. She writes about the major themes of each era while making sure to include women who stood outside of those themes. By the end, you not only have a great sense of how women's writing has changed over time, but also a clear picture of how women's writing and the culture and politics of the day impacted each other.

Best of all, you learn about some pretty amazing women.

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