The Writer on Her Work

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Janet Sternburg
W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 268 pages
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Published to high praise--"groundbreaking . . . a landmark" (Poets and Writers)--this was the first anthology to celebrate the diversity of women who write.
  

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Essential for any writer whose experiences as a woman inform their practice. This book illustrates how writing transforms from a hobby or pleasure into an identity, a form of living. Read full review

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Contents

Still Just Writing
3
Why I Write
17
In Praise of Watercolors
27
De Memoria
33
My Grandmother Who Painted
45
Creating Oneself from Scratch
71
On Being Female Black and Free
95
A Diary
107
What It Is I Think Im Doing Anyhow
153
The Tricky Problem of Being a Woman Writer in the Late Twentieth Century
169
The Coming Book
181
The Opening Days
187
The Education of a Poet
217
Becoming a Writer
231
Notes on Contributors
257
Acknowledgments
269

A Meaningful Digression within the Works
121
The Middle Period
141

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About the author (2000)

Janet Sternburg , also the editor of The Writer on Her Work II , lives in Encino, California.

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