The Writer on Her Work: New Essays in New Territory

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Janet Sternburg
W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"With its many voices, images and aphorisms--from those of Maxine Kumin to Luisa Valenzuela, from Rita Dove to Elizabeth Jolley--the book is a pleasure and a faithful companion".--Publishers Weekly. "Twenty terrific women writers reveal a little something about their work, and about themselves. . . . A gift in every possible way".--Los Angeles Times.
  

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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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*to read: essays by Anne Tyler and Gail Godwin Read full review

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Contents

JANET STERNBURC
11
PATRICIA HAMPL
21
f K II K K J K K
33
HARRIET DOERR
39
KAYE GIBBONS
52
JAN MORRIS
72
ANITA DESAI
97
NATALIA CINZBURG
104
DIANE JOHNSON
140
MARGARET ATWOOD
150
CRETELEHRL1CH
175
LUISA VALENZUELA
192
DIANE ACKERMAN
201
URSULA K LE CUI N
210
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
223
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
235

JOY WILLIAMS
119
ELIZABETH JOLLEY
125

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Writer On Her Work
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JSTOR: Black Women Writers at Work.
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Janet Sternburg - Phantom Limb
Janet Sternburg is a poet and essayist, best known in the literary world for editing the classic two-volume set, The Writer on Her Work, long recognized as ...
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New & Noteworthy - New York Times
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VG: Artist Biography: Bambara, Toni Cade
As she wrote in "What It is I'm Doing Anyhow," writing was "one of the ways [she] participate[d] in struggle" (The Writer on Her Work 154). ...
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Poetry Unplugged PAST SYLLABI
Be sure to buy VOLUME II of Janet Sternburg's The Writer On Her Work. 2), Concentrate on the following essays in the book: ...
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40954. Murray, Michele. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
As quoted in The Writer on Her Work, by Janet Sternburg (1980). From a journal entry dated January 8, 1961. The Columbia World of Quotations. ...
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Women's Review of Books, The: Twenty years after.
Looking back at The Writer on Her Work. In 1978, I went looking for a book. In conversations with other women writers, I'd become aware of a new desire to ...
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An illimitable field: a practice-based investigation into the ...
(1992) The Writer on Her Work Virago, London Glaister, L. (1999) "My life in writing: Lesley Glaister tells Sally Weale how she discovered 'suburban gothic" ...
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ON SHIFTING GROUND: Self-narrative, feminist theory and writing ...
Woman: A Story of Two Lives (London: Virago, 1986), Janet Sternburg, ed., The Writer on Her Work. (New York: ww Norton, 1980). ...
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About the author (1992)

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

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