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Obres de Susan Cahill

Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Editor — 366 exemplars
New Women and New Fiction (1986) 80 exemplars
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Editor — 73 exemplars
A Literary Guide to Ireland (1973) 36 exemplars

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Short stories are always hard to consume quickly, but this compilation was even more difficult. So many of the stories dealt with tales of the oppressed.
 
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eliseGregory | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 1, 2023 |
Susan Cahill’s wide-ranging collection in Women Write aptly fulfills the promise of its subtitle, presenting “a mosaic of women’s voices in fiction, poetry, memoir, and essay”. The 50 authors whose work is showcased here “represent the best writing in English by women on both sides of the Atlantic since the mid-17th century”. It’s a valuable compendium, whether intended as a study guide, a springboard to discussion, or part of a basic feminist library.

Many of the contributor names will be familiar to the modern reader – Maya Angelou, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates. Others may ring a vague bell because of their best-known works – Mary Shelley, Flannery O’Connor, Sylvia Plath. And some may be new to the general reader, though their influence looms large in feminist studies.

Cahill notes that she has specifically omitted many writers whose works are widely anthologized or who are best known for their novel-length works. Some selection criteria were obviously necessary to keep the content at a manageable level, and this 300-page volulme does an excellent job of covering a vast amount of territory while avoiding the doorstop syndrome.

This is a book to savor, to return to over a span of time, so that each short story, each poem, each essay, is allowed to breathe a bit and to develop in the memory.

Highly recommended.
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LyndaInOregon | Dec 5, 2022 |
Only partly finished this book, but the opening chapters and the introduction made it clear that these women need to be read more and that more women need to write.

I will put this book back on my to read list for when I have more time, because these writers lives deserve closer scrutiny, particularly as an aspiring novelist myself.
 
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FourFreedoms | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | May 17, 2019 |
Made me want to go to Paris again! So many great things to see :)
 
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EBassett | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 20, 2019 |

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Obres
28
Membres
1,457
Popularitat
#17,640
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
21
ISBN
51

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