By Deborah L. Madsen

This booklet deals an exploration of women's writing that makes a speciality of the shut hyperlinks among literary texts and the theories that build these texts as 'women's writing'. each one bankruptcy bargains with one of many concerns or recommendations that experience engaged either authors and theorists - rhetoric, paintings, awareness, nature, category and race. an in depth research exhibits how every one thought has been utilized by feminists to build a selected textual content in this type of means that it really is bought as a piece of 'women's writing', rather in American literature. utilizing canonical texts, from Charlotte Perkins Gilman via Kate Chopin and Willa Cather to Alice Walker and Ann Beattie, Madsen engages with the key debates inside of feminist experiences. relocating on from Showalter's groundbreaking paintings to develop the trajectory of feminist trouble, this ebook is an available account of the kinds of feminist notion in the context of the main American texts.

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