The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English /

Sage, Lorna.

The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English / Women's writing in English Guide to women's writing in English Lorna Sage ; advisory editors, Germaine Greer, Elaine Showalter. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999. - viii, 696 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.

"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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET.

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