Twentieth-Century American Women’s Fiction

  • Authors
  • Guy Reynolds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Guy Reynolds
    Pages 11-37
  3. Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, Mary Antin
    Pages 38-63
  4. Willa Cather, Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein
    Pages 64-87
  5. Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Jessie Fauset, Agnes Smedley
    Pages 88-113
  6. Eudora Welty, Caroline Gordon, Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O’Connor
    Pages 114-145
  7. Ann Petry, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jean Stafford, Jane Bowles
    Pages 146-167
  8. Sylvia Plath, Susan Sontag, Joyce Carol Oates
    Pages 168-194
  9. Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, Cynthia Ozick
    Pages 195-218
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 219-253

About this book


In this book Guy Reynolds offers a wide-ranging introduction to American women writers. He discusses a wide range of authors from Sarah Orne Jewett to Toni Morrison and the common themes and genres that they have covered. He presents detailed readings of both classic and little-known fictions, placing works in the social and historical contexts of their times. Incisive and detailed, this book will interest readers and students in this increasingly important field of study.


America fiction women

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