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Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers 20th Century


The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers, Volume Two, The 20th Century


General Editors: Lisa Maria Hogeland and Shay Brawn

Co-Editors: Juliana Chang, Linda Garber, Michelle Gibson, Anahid Kassabian, Deborah T. Meem, Rhonda Pettit, María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo


The story of U.S. literature in the twentieth century is in many ways the story of the hard won emergence of women's voices—all kinds of women's voices—into print. The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers, Volume Two is an unprecedented effort to capture, in all its scope and variety, the extraordinary results of that florescence.


What a treasure trove! The famous (Edith Wharton, Toni Morrison), and the obscure (Fradel Schtok, Luisa Moreno), the outraged and the outrageous, the ironic, the engaged, the hilarious, the inspiring—all are here in this kaleidoscopic collection of a century and more of women writers. Even those who know her story will find new sources of pleasure and surprise among the 242 poets, story writers, lyricists, activists, and playwrights represented in this important new book.

—Paul Lauter, Smith Professor of LIterature, Trininty College (Hartford)


Once again, Aunt Lute has compiled a volume of women's writing that scholars, teachers and students will enjoy for years to come… Keep this one on your coffee table, give it to friends and relatives—but most of all, return to it and enjoy its stunning achievement.

Sharon P. Holland, author of Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity


This volume of The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers is the most extensive and inclusive collection ever assembled of 20th-21st century U.S. women authors. It is a grand cornucopia that serves to demonstrate the astonishing multiplicity of women's literary expression and to remind us of the very rich complexity of the category "woman."

—Lillian Faderman, editor of Chloe Plus Olivia: An Anthology of Lesbian Literature from the 17th Century to the Present


The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers is a thorough and wide-ranging collection of authors, both canonical and lesser-known. It promises to be a valuable resource for teachers, students, and literature enthusiasts alike. 

Grace Hong, author of The Ruptures of American Capital: Women of Color Feminism and the Culture of Immigrant Labor

Product info:

1456 pp  |  Paperback  | 2007  |  6.1 x 2.1 x 9.1 inches  |  ISBN 9781879960770

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