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

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

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This anthology draws upon autobiographies, journals and memoirs to celebrate women's lives in the 20th century. The reader is invited to savour the variety of women's experiences through the work of writers from Woolf, McCarthy and De Beauvoir to Isak Dinsen and Maya Angelou.
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The Penguin Book of Women's Lives by Edited by Phyllis Rose

This anthology draws upon autobiographies, journals and memoirs to celebrate women's lives in the 20th century. The reader is invited to savour the variety of women's experiences through the work of writers from Woolf, McCarthy and De Beauvoir to Isak Dinsen, Jill Conway, Maya Angelou, Annie Dillard and Joan Didion. The worlds of a traditional midwife, a South African labour organizer and an aviation pioneer are encountered. Women relate how they share in losses caused by war (Marguerite Duras), the challenges of poverty (Carolina Maria de Jesus), and the joys and torments of life from childhood to old age.

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Table of Contents


"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", Maya Angelou; "The Prime of Life", Simone De Beauvoir; "The Italics Are Mine", Nina Berberova; "Testament of Youth", Vera Brittain; "A Life of Her Own", Emilie Carles; "Life and Death in Shanghai", Nien Cheng; "Silent Dancing", Judith Oritiz Cofer; "My Apprenticeships", Colette; "The Road from Coorain", Jill Ker Conway; "Notes", Eleanor Coppola; "The Price of My Soul", Bernadette Devlin; "The White Album", Joan Didion; "An American Childhood", Anne Dillard; "Out of Africa", Isak Dinesen; "The War", Marguerite Duras; "As They Were", M.F.K. Fisher; "An Angel at My Table", Janet Frame; "Diary", Anne Frank "Journey into the Whirlwind", Eugenia Semyonova Ginzburg; "Family Sayings", Natalia Ginzburg; "Fierce Attachments", Vivian Gornick; "Times and Places", Emily Hahn; "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places", Le Ly Hayslip; "Pentimento", Lillian Hellman; "Lost in Translation", Eva Hoffman; "Lady Sings the Blues", Billie Holiday; "Mules and Men", Zora Neale Hurston; "Diary", Carolina Maria De Jesus; "Minor Characters", Joyce Johnson; "The Story of My Life", Helen Keller; "The Woman Warrior", Maxine Hong Kingston; "Totto-Chan", Tetsuko Kuroyanagi; "Gift from the Sea", Anne Morrow Lindbergh; "Motherwit", Onnie Lee Logan; "Zami: A New Spelling of My Name", Audre Lorde; "West with the Night", Beryl Markham; "Strikes Have Followed Me All My Life", Emma Mashinini; "Memories of a Catholic Girlhood", Mary McCarthy; "Blackberry Winter", Margaret Mead; "The Loony-Bin Trip", Kate Millet; "Daughters and Rebels", Jessica Mitford; "Coming of Age in Mississippi", Anne Moody; "Memoir of a Modernist's Daughter", Eleanor Munro; "Diary", Anais Nin; "Daughters of Han", Ning Lao Tai Tai; "Nisa: The Life and Words of a Kung Woman", Nisa; "Art & Ardor", Cynthia Ozick; "Diary", Sylvia Plath; "Gifts of Passage", Santha Rama Rau; "Cross Creek", Majorie Kinnan Rawlings; "Confession", V. Sackville-West; "The Measures of My Days", Florida Scott-Maxwell; "Bronx Primitive", Kate Simon; "Landscape for a Good Woman", Carolyn Day Steedman; "The Autobiography of Alice B. Tolkas", Gertrude Stein; "Meatless Days", Sara Suleri; "Leftover Life to Kill", Caitlin Thomas; "Diary", Sophia Tolstoy; "Daybook", Anne Truitt; "Berlin Diaries", Marie Vassiltchikov; "Diary", Virginia Woolf.

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GOR003248212
The Penguin Book of Women's Lives by Edited by Phyllis Rose
Edited by Phyllis Rose
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-05-05
832
0670854301
9780670854301
N/A
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