Women and Fiction: Short Stories by and about Women

Women and Fiction: Short Stories by and about Women

by Susan Cahill (Editor)

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Willa Cather
Doris Lessing
Joyce Carol Oates
Alice Walker
Edith Wharton
Virginia Woolf
and others

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451614452
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/1975
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Kate Chopin (1851-1904): The Story of an Hour Edith Wharton (1862-1937): The Other Two Willa Cather (1873-1947): A Wagner Matinée Colette (1873-1947): The Secret Woman Gertrude Stein (1874-1946): Miss Furr and Miss Skeene Virginia Woolf (1882-1941): The New Dress Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923): The Garden Party Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980): Rope Kay Boyle (1902-1992): Winter Night Eudora Welty (1909-2001): A Worn Path Hortense Calisher (1911- ): The Scream on Fifty-Seventh Street Ann Petry (1911-1997): Like a Winding Sheet Mary Lavin (1912-1996): In a Café
Tillie Olsen (1913- ): I Stand Here Ironing Maeve Brennan (1917-1993): The Eldest Child Carson McCullers (1917-1967): Wunderkind Doris Lessing (1919- ): To Room Nineteen Grace Paley (1922- ): An Interest in Life Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964): Revelation Jean Stubbs (1926- ): Cousin Lewis Edna O'Brien (1930- ): A Journey Alice Munro (1931- ): The Office Joyce Carol Oates (1938- ): In the Region of Ice Margaret Drabble (1939- ): The Gifts of War Julie Hayden (1939-1981): Day-Old Baby Rats Alice Walker (1944- ): Everyday Use


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Women and Fiction: Short Stories by and about Women 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
agnesmack on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For a person who claims not to like short stories, I've read an awful lot of short story collections this year.This was by far the best of them. I don't know where I got this book from, but I have definitely known for awhile that I need to read more women authors, especially considering my Philip Roth obsession.The worst story in this book was easily Miss Furr and Miss Skeene by Gertrude Stein. Here's a sample paragraph : "To be regularly gay was to do every day the gay that they did every day. To be regularly gay was to end every day at the same time after they had been regularly gay. They were regularly gay. They were gay every day. They ended every day in the same way, at the same time, and they had been every day regularly gay."The entire story was like this. Sentences full of how gay they were, every day, in every way. Over and over again.The best was Winter Night by Kay Boyle. Of course I don't remember anything about it.Other authors in this collection that have been added to my watch list are : Doris LessingGrace PaleyAlice Munro