The Oxford guide to British women writers

by Shattock, Joanne.

Format: Print Book 1993
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Reference R 820 Sha
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The growing interest today in women's writing has led to a re-evaluation of British literary history, emphasizing the vitality of both well-known women writers and bringing to light the work of numerous hitherto forgotten figures. Assuming no previous knowledge on the part of readers, TheOxford Guide to British Women Writers provides in a single volume an accessible and stimulating beginner's guide to the widest range of British women's writing, from the earliest times to the present.Entries on some 400 writers from Aphra Behn to Jeanette Winterson and Mary Wollstonecraft to Barbara Cartland offer a brief outline of each woman's life, her major publications, contemporary critical reception, and an evaluation of significant features of her work, together with suggestions forfurther reading. The range of writers discussed includes novelists, poets, and playwrights, together with mystics, diarists, travel writers, scientists and translators. The editor has carefully selected a number of non-British writers such as Sylvia Plath, who have had an important influence on theBritish literary scene. In addition, the Guide features subject entries and cross-references to pseudonyms and maiden names, and provides an extensive general bibliography on women's writing. It also features entries on such topics as sub-genres of women's writing and women's literary magazines andorganizations.Concise, informative and well-organized, The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers will be an invaluable introduction for all readers and students of women's writing. In addition, the Guide features entries on such topics as sub-genres of women's writing and women's literary magazines andorganizations.With cross-references to pseudonyms and maiden names, this clear, concise book will be an invaluable source for all readers, scholars, and students of women's writing.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Librarians, career counselors, consumers, legislative aides, and others frequently need to know whether a jurisdiction licenses or certifies certain occupations and professions and what the requirements are. This directory answers questions about licenses required by a state or federal agency for individuals. It does not include voluntary certification or county or municipal licenses. Arranged by job categories based on (but broader than) the list used by the Occupational Outlook Handbook, this directory shows which state and/or federal agency regulates each job, provides contact information, and lists the requirements and cost for each credential listed. In addition, relevant examinations are described, and activities authorized by each license are listed. Exemptions and reciprocity are noted. A master list of job titles provides cross-references to job categories. Massage therapists, for example are included in the chapter headed "Physical Therapists." Appendix 1, "Occupations Rarely Licensed," lists occupations licensed in fewer than six states (e.g., amusement-ride inspector, butter grader, tattoo artist). Appendix 2 lists state licensing information sources and offers a geographic index that lists the licenses issued by each state. This directory is based on information gleaned from licensing agencies and boards, compilations of state laws, publications of trade and professional associations, and state occupational-information coordinating committees. Requirements for Certification of Teachers, Counselors, Librarians, and Administrators for Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges (annual, Univ. of Chicago) overlaps with part of this book, but the Gale directory also covers medical workers, morticians, lobbyists, and many other occupations. This welcome addition to the reference shelf will be valuable to a variety of users. (Reviewed Dec. 15, 1993)"
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Additional Information
Subjects English literature -- Women authors -- Bio-bibliography.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- Dictionaries.
English literature -- Women authors -- Dictionaries.
Women authors, English -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Publisher Oxford [England] ; New York :Oxford University Press,1993
Other Titles British women writers.
Language English
Description ix, 492 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-492).
ISBN 0192141767 (alk. paper) :
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