The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English Paperback
Edited by Lorna (University of East Anglia) Sage
This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years.
This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished.
There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence.
The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day.
The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language.
The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered.
The result is a work of reference with a unique feeling for the vitality, wealth and diversity of women's writing.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 706 pages, 100 b/w illus.
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 30/09/1999
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780521668132