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The Norton Book of Women's Lives By Edited by Phyllis Rose

The Norton Book of Women's Lives
by Edited by Phyllis Rose

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"This remarkable and wide-ranging collection, full of surprises, should encourage any woman who is trying to survive in a man's world, and enlighten any man who sincerely wants to understand contemporary women." -Alison Lurie
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The Norton Book of Women's Lives Summary

The Norton Book of Women's Lives by Edited by Phyllis Rose

"This magnificent, handsome, handful of an anthology . . ."* includes sixty-one substantial selections from the twentieth-century literature of women's lives: autobiographies, journals, and memoirs. "As varied in humanity as in geography,"** the women whose life stories are collected here include the famous-Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Anne Frank, Virginia Woolf-and the surprising-Emma Mashinini, a black South African labor organizer; Onnie Lee Logan, an Alabama "granny" midwife; Sara Suleri, an expatriate in America who reflects hilariously on the language of food in her native Pakistan.

"Destined to become a classic," this treasury of women's lives, brimming with intelligence, passion, wit, and determination, is a celebration of life itself.

*Hungry Mind Review

**Washington Post Book World

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The Norton Book of Women's Lives Reviews

"This is a book to be marooned with on a desert island. . . . A nourishing anthology . . . that covers an exhilarating range of experience." -- Elle

About Edited by Phyllis Rose

Phyllis Rose is the author of Parallel Lives: Five Victorian Marriages and other noted works of biography and criticism. She is professor of English at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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