Contemporary feminist literature is one of the most popular areas of study in schools today. St. James Press responds to that interest with Feminist Writers, a comprehensive reference that provides biographical, bibliographical and critical information on 300 authors whose works reflect trends in feminist thought. Featured are novelists, poets, dramatists, journalists, short story and nonfiction writers. Unlike other resources that deal with literature by Western women in general, Feminist Writers concentrates specifically on writings with feminist themes and features authors of various nationalities and cultures. These include:
Similar in format to the award-winning Gay & Lesbian Literature, Feminist Writers is arranged alphabetically by author surname. Individual entries provide personal information; a bibliography of works by the author; a list of biographical and critical works; and a signed, critical essay written by an academic expert. Author, title, nationality, genre and subject term indexes help readers find the information they need quickly and easily.
"The scholarly foreword makes fascinating reading, as do the entries. Recommended for high schools with a strong literature or women's studies collection."
-- School Library Journal (May 1997)
Price: US $293.00