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The Writer on Her Work, Volume I by Janet…

The Writer on Her Work, Volume I

by Janet Sternberg

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Excellent essays by writers such as Mary Gordon, Joan Didion, and Maxine Hong Kingston on why they write and how writing leads to inventing oneself.
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Published to high praise -- "groundbreaking . . . a landmark" (Poets & Writers) -- this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write. Seventeen novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction explore how they have become writers, why they write, and what it means to be a woman and a writer.

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Janet Sternburg The writer herself: An introduction 1 Joan Didion Why I write 11 Anita Desai A fire had to be lit 18 Anne Tyler Still just writing 24 Alice Walker One child of one's own: A meaningful digression within the works 35 Bharati Mukherjee A four-hundred-year-old woman 52 Toni Cade Bambara What it is I think I'm doing anyhow 57 Maxine Hong Kingston The coming book 70 Mary Gordon The parable of the cave, or: in praise of watercolors 74 Margaret Atwood Nine beginnings 79 Erica Jong Bloof and guts: The tricky problem of being a woman writer in the late twentieth century 86 Jan Morris Travelling writer 95 Elizabeth Jolley Dipt me in ink 100 Margaret Walker On being female,black, and free 113 Diane Johnson Aspiradora 123 Natalia Ginzburg My vocation 132 Ursula K. Leguin The writer on, and at, her work 146 Notes on contributors 157… (more)

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