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A Jury of Her Peers
Elaine Showalter

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Sep 02, 2010
Imprint : Virago
Page Extent : 704
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9781844080809
Price : 1,050

About the book
Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell.

A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.

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In the realm of spectacular literary scholarship and criticism there has been nothing to approach Elaine Showalter's magisterial A Jury Of Her Peers. Showalter is the ideal guide through this maze-like landscape: she is sympathetic, informed, canny and at times very funny - as in her commentary on Gertrude Stein. This is the most imaginative and brilliantly executed book of Showalter's fearless career>
A superb literary survey>
An authoritative study of American female literary production . . . A woman writer's female peers can best understand and judge her words - and Showalter is your woman. There is no other critic who could produce such a clear, seamless history of women's>
The first comprehensive overview of the achievement of American women writers . . . A daunting task, and few could carry it off with such aplomb . . . She magisterially offers judicious assessment, adroit synopsis and astonishing breadth and range of reference>
     
Elaine Showalter
Elaine Showalter was born in Cambridge Mass in 1941 and was educated at Bryn Mawr College and the University of California. From 1967 to 1984 she taught at English and Women's Studies at Rutger's Univ...(+)
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