Modern British women writers : an A-to-Z guide
|Format:||Print Book 2002|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
The 20th century witnessed several major cultural movements, including modernism, anti-modernism, and postmodernism. These and other means of understanding and perceiving the world shaped the literature of that era and, with the rise of feminism, resulted in a particularly rich body of literature by women writers. This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries on 58 British women writers of the 20th century. Some of these writers were born in England, while others, such as Katherine Mansfield and Doris Lessing, came from countries of the former Empire or Commonwealth. The volume also includes entries for women of color, such as Kamala Markandaya and Buchi Emecheta.
Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes an overview of the writer's background, an analysis of her works, an assessment of her achievements, and lists of primary and secondary sources. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- Women authors
-- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- Irish authors -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 20th century.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- Ireland.
Modernism (Literature) -- Ireland.
|Publisher|| Westport, Conn. :Greenwood Press,2002
Janik, Vicki K.
Janik, Del Ivan, 1945-
Nelson, Emmanuel S. (Emmanuel Sampath), 1954-
xvi, 428 pages ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|ISBN||0313310300 (alk. paper)