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Major Voices: 19th Century American Women's Poetry

Major Voices: 19th Century American Women's Poetry

  • Title: Major Voices: 19th Century American Women's Poetry
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  • ISBN : 9781592640409
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 567 pages


There are a number of anthologies of nineteenth century American women poets in print, but these tend to offer a very small sample of poems from a very large number of writers, often based around a specific topical concern Major Voices, this Toby anthology, compiled and edited by Shira Wolosky, will instead present a substantial number of texts by a select group of poets There are a number of anthologies of nineteenth century American women poets in print, but these tend to offer a very small sample of poems from a very large number of writers, often based around a specific topical concern Major Voices, this Toby anthology, compiled and edited by Shira Wolosky, will instead present a substantial number of texts by a select group of poets focusing in depth on the major voices of that time This anthology will thus allow the reader the opportunity to engage deeply with the poetry to see the range within each poet s writings, and the relation among the poets An introductory essay will identify central concerns, historical backgrounds, evolving patterns and poetic issues, as marked through the course of the century The work of these poets provides a gripping view of the creativity of nineteenth century American women that has been until recently almost entirely lost to literary history Supremely relevant to today s readers, this is poetry that began the efforts at the redefinition of self, of America, and of womanhood that continues to touch the lives and thoughts of so many today


Author Shira Wolosky




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  • Major Voices 19th Century American Women s Poetry showcases the work of 10 female American poets most of them quite notable in their own time but rarely considered or anthologized since Observing 19th century America through the lense of its female poets is an intriguing experience many of the poems [..]

  • Good anthology, but bad editing [..]

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