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Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American ladies have had an extended and demanding impression at the paintings of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 girls, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different forms of writers.
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Further Reading Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. New York: Random House, 1970. ———. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie. New York: Random House, 1971. ———. On the Pulse of Morning. New York: Random House, 1993. ———. A Song Flung Up to Heaven. New York: Random House, 2002. , editor. Conversations with Maya Angelou. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1989. Joquin, Eileen O. ” In African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook, edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, 10–28.
Downloaded on January 19, 2007. Perkins, Margo V. ” In Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Completing the Twentieth Century, edited by Susan Ware, 40–42. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004. Reuben, Paul P. ” PAL: Perspectives in American Literature—A Research and Reference Guide. January 9, 2003. Available online. html. Downloaded on January 19, 2007. Tate, Claudia, ed. Black Women Writers at Work, 174–187. New York: Continuum Press, 1983. Barnes, Djuna } Barnes, Djuna (1892–1982) novelist, playwright, journalist Djuna Barnes was a novelist, journalist, playwright, poet, and artist.
The Dollmaker. New York: Macmillan, 1954. ———. Mountain Path. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1985. ———. The Weed Killer’s Daughter. New York: Knopf, 1970. Eckley, Wilton. Harriette Arnow. New York: Twayne, 1974. Oates, Joyce Carol. ” In Rediscoveries, edited by David Madden, 57–66. New York: Crown, 1971. } Auel, Jean Marie Untinen (1936– ) novelist Jean M. Auel was haunted by the idea of writing a short story about a young woman who lived with people very diﬀerent from herself. After years of laborious research, that story evolved into a bestselling novel, The Clan of the Cave Bear (1980), the ﬁrst of Auel’s four-volume Earth’s Children series.