Literary Landmarks: A History of American Women Writers | Women’s History Month | Smithsonian Magazine

 

Literary historian and scholar Elaine Showalter has recently published a sweeping and insightful survey of American women writers, A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx (Knopf). She is the first person to attempt this all-encompassing project.

 

Why do you think that no one before you has attempted to write a literary history of American women writers?

 

There really wasn’t a sense until the late 1970s or even the 1980s that women writers actually had a history and that it was something worth investigating…

Literary Landmarks: A History of American Women Writers | Women’s History Month | Smithsonian Magazine.

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