By Janet Burroway

ISBN-10: 022601407X

ISBN-13: 9780226014074

ISBN-10: 022601410X

ISBN-13: 9780226014104

In 1955, Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday night publish. “Lines on a Half-Painted House made it into the magazine—but now not earlier than Kumin used to be requested to supply, through her husband’s corporation, verification that the poem was once her unique work.

Kumin, who went directly to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, used to be a part of a groundbreaking new release of girls writers who got here of age in the course of the midcentury feminist move. by way of hard the established order and eventually discovering luck for themselves, they lead the way for destiny generations of writers. In A tale higher than My Own, Janet Burroway brings jointly Kumin, Julia Alvarez, Jane Smiley, Erica Jong, and fifteen different complete ladies of this new release to mirror on their writing lives.

The essays and poems featured during this assortment illustrate that even writers who in achieving serious and advertisement luck adventure a well-recognized development of highs and lows over the process their careers. in addition to luck comes the strain to maintain it, in addition to a relentless look for subject material, all too common crises of self belief, the demanding situations of a altering publishing scene, and the trouble of mixing writing with the normal stuff of life—family, marriage, jobs. The members, all now over the age of sixty, additionally confront the results of getting older, with its paradoxical duality of latest obstacles and newfound freedom.

Taken jointly, those tales provide suggestion from event to writers in any respect phases in their careers and function a collective memoir of a really awesome iteration of women.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers PDF

Best biographies & memoirs of authors books

Download e-book for iPad: Searching for Jim: Slavery in Sam Clemens's World (Mark by Terrell Dempsey

Looking for Jim is the untold tale of Sam Clemens and the realm of slavery that produced him. regardless of Clemens’s feedback on the contrary in his autobiography, slavery used to be greatly part of his lifestyles. Dempsey has exposed a wealth of newspaper bills and archival fabric revealing that Clemens’s existence, from the a while of twelve to seventeen, used to be intertwined with the lives of the slaves round him.

New PDF release: Lion Feuchtwanger: Münchner - Emigrant - Weltbürger (German

Erfolgreicher Schriftsteller und einflussreicher IntellektuellerLion Feuchtwanger, der weltberühmte Autor von "Jud Süß" und "Erfolg", warfare ein wirkungsstarker Akteur seiner Zeit: stilprägend in Theater und Literatur, politisch bewusst angesichts verstörender Zeitläufte, konsequent menschlich trotz existenzieller Bedrohung.

Joan Klingel Ray's Simply Austen PDF

“Simply Austen is just a needs to for somebody simply taking off their Janeite trip or for these in need of a short refresher direction. filled with biographical evidence and contexts, this clever pocket instructional bargains a fast paced and available distillation of what students and biographers have pieced jointly approximately an enigmatic writer so liked that many readers consult with her completely through her first name—as if an in depth own buddy.

First Thought: Conversations with Allen Ginsberg - download pdf or read online

“The solution to element to the life of the universe is to determine something at once and obviously and describe it. . . . for those who see whatever as an emblem of whatever else, then you definately do not event the item itself, yet you are constantly referring it to whatever else on your brain. it is like making out with one individual and considering one other.

Additional info for A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers

Example text

Download PDF sample

A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers by Janet Burroway


by Robert
4.0

Rated 4.33 of 5 – based on 20 votes