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Januar 2003



Coastal waters run deep in this anthology of writings about the shore. Picture it well-thumbed on the beachhouse shelf. Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as nature writers. Yet in Shorewords, Susan A. C. Rosen has compiled an imaginative and beautifully balanced anthology of selections from these and more than forty other important writers connected by their love for the coastline. Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Low Tide," E. Annie Proulx's "Cast Away," Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Naomi," and Ursula Le Guin's "Text" are among the diverse pieces that reveal the writers' common fascination with the people and places at water's edge. Organized thematically, Shorewords reflects women's experiences of living along the coast through a wide range of material, including short fiction, poetry, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. All reveal the rich response to shorelines women writers have expressed--and continue to express--in poetry and prose.


Susan A. C. Rosen, Professor of English at Anne Arundel Community College, is the author of numerous articles on American literature and the environment.
EAN: 9780813922331
ISBN: 081392233X
Untertitel: A Collection of American Women's Coastal Writings a Collection of American Women's Coastal Writings. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University Press of Virginia
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2003
Seitenanzahl: 412 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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