The Writer on Her Work: Contemporary Women Writers Reflect on their Art and Situation Hardcover – January 1, 1980

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In these essays, most of them commissioned for this collection, notable women writers examine their lives and their work. The contributors include novelists, poets, and writers of nonfiction--among them, Mary Gordon, Joan Didion, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gail Godwin, Erica Jong, Muriel Rukeyser, Nancy Milford, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker.

Edited and with an Introduction by Janet Sternburg


Superb collection of essays by and about women writing. I kept this book on my bookshelf for over 20 years, periodically reading and rereading some of the inspiring essays. Authors include Janet Sternburg, Joan Didion ("Why I write"), Susan Griffin, Alice Walker, Erica Jong, Maxine Hong Kinston, Muriel Rukeyser ("The Education of a Poet"), Anne Tyler, Gail Godwin, and more - a total of 17 personal essays. A great read!

Our copy has damage on the dust cover but the binding and the interior is in great shape.

This is a first edition and a good addition to your women's literature library.



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