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In Her Own Words: Women's Memoirs from Australia, New Zealand,…

by Jill Ker Conway (Editor)

Other authors: Patricia Jean Adam-Smith (Contributor), Rosemary Brown (Contributor), Kim Chernin (Contributor), Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (Contributor), Lauris Edmond (Contributor)7 more, Janet Frame (Contributor), Lillian Hellman (Contributor), Dorothy Hewett (Contributor), Robin Hyde (Contributor), Dorothy Kathleen Livesay (Contributor), Sally Morgan (Contributor), Gabrielle Roy (Contributor)

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Jill Ker Conway, author of one of the most celebrated memoirs of recent decades, is also the premier anthologist of women's autobiographical writing. In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States, which is now her home. In this dazzling collection, we meet twelve remarkable women--from Shirley Chisholm, the West Indian-raised girl who became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, to Janet Frame, the brilliant New Zealand writer who overcame involuntary treatment in a mental institution to write one of the archetypal analyses of the postcolonial experience. We learn how the world of politics and the private self intersect in the four offshoots of the old British world, and see how these women have made a difference--by their honesty, by the scale of their struggle for self-knowledge and autonomy, and by the power of their writing. Includes writing from:          Patricia Adam-Smith        Lillian Hellman          Rosemary Brown             Dorothy Hewett          Kim Chernin                    Robin Hyde          Shirley Chisholm              Dorothy Livesay          Lauris Edmond                Sally Morgan          Janet Frame                    Gabrielle Roy… (more)
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Conway, Jill KerEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Adam-Smith, Patricia JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, RosemaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chernin, KimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chisholm, Shirley Anita St. HillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edmond, LaurisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frame, JanetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hellman, LillianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hewett, DorothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hyde, RobinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Livesay, Dorothy KathleenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Morgan, SallyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roy, GabrielleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Jill Ker Conway, author of one of the most celebrated memoirs of recent decades, is also the premier anthologist of women's autobiographical writing. In Her Own Words is Conway's distillation of women's experience from the British Commonwealth world she came from, compared with major themes in women's lives in the United States, which is now her home. In this dazzling collection, we meet twelve remarkable women--from Shirley Chisholm, the West Indian-raised girl who became the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Congress, to Janet Frame, the brilliant New Zealand writer who overcame involuntary treatment in a mental institution to write one of the archetypal analyses of the postcolonial experience. We learn how the world of politics and the private self intersect in the four offshoots of the old British world, and see how these women have made a difference--by their honesty, by the scale of their struggle for self-knowledge and autonomy, and by the power of their writing. Includes writing from:          Patricia Adam-Smith        Lillian Hellman          Rosemary Brown             Dorothy Hewett          Kim Chernin                    Robin Hyde          Shirley Chisholm              Dorothy Livesay          Lauris Edmond                Sally Morgan          Janet Frame                    Gabrielle Roy

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