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Wild Women and Books - Bibliophiles Bluestockings and Prolific Pens - cover

Wild Women and Books - Bibliophiles Bluestockings and Prolific Pens

Brenda Knight

Publisher: Conari Press

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Summary

A provocative and inspiring exploration of women writers from the first writers in history to today’s greats—with a new introduction by Ntozake Shange. 
 
Wild Women and Books celebrates some of the most revered and radical women writers of history. Beginning with the first recorded writer of either gender, Enheduanna of Sumeria, and ending with acclaimed contemporary writers like Toni Morrison and J.K. Rowling, this is a must-read for those who must read. 
 
Brenda Knight brings more than a hundred female authors to life for today's readers—from Aphra Ben to Zora Neal Hurston and from Ann Rice to the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Knight recounts their tumultuous paths to literary acclaim in chapters such as Literary First Ladies; Ink in Their Veins; Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested; and Women Whose Books Are Loved Too Much. 
 
From religious transcribers and political dissidents to erotic playwrights and romantic poets, no subject or literary form is left untouched. In honor of those women whose pens pioneered, persevered, and proved that the female voice is brilliant, Knight invites you to explore the literary legacy of women.
Available since: 02/01/2006.
Print length: 292 pages.

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