The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present

Women writers have flourished wherever English is established as a major language. This, the first fully internationsl guide to the subject, features the contribution of women both to the older literatures of Britain, Ireland and North America, and to those of more recent origins in the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Australasia, Asia and Africa. The bulk of the entries are biographical, but key topic entries are also included, dealing with important genres, movements and institutions which have affected women's writing (for example: autobiograhpy, circulating libraries, publishing, slave narratives). All entries are alphabetically arranged, and a seperate list of entry headings and cross-references enables readers to pursue particular interests. -- Inside cover.

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Impeccable scholarship and breadth of coverage make this work a standout among several recently published on the subject. Covering more than 2700 English-language women writers, entries averaging 500 ... Leer reseña completa

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