Friday, March 9, 2012

Celebrating Women: Literary Works By Women

The Yellow Wallpaper (M.A. Reilly, 2011)
This is not meant as a complete list of literary works by women about women, but rather a handful of books I hope you might enjoy.

Allende, Isabel. 2005. Eva Luna: A Novel. New York: Dial. (Novel).
Anzaldúa, Gloria E.  and Ana Louise Keating. 2002. This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformations. London: Routledge. (Poems, Letters, Stories, Essays).
Erdrich, Louise. 2009. The Plague of Doves. New York: HarperColllins. (Novel).
Fuller, Margaret. 1994. The Portable Margaret Fuller. New York: Viking. (Essay).
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. 1891/2006.  The Yellow Wallpaper.  Public Domain. (Short Story).
Glancy, Diane. 2011. The Dream of a Broken Field. University of Nebraska Press. (Essay).
Gordimer, Nadine. 2012. No Time Like the Present.  New York; Farrar, Straus & Giroux. (Novel).
Hoffman, Alice. 2012. The Dovekeepers: A Novel. New York: Scribner. (Novel).
hooks, bell. 1997. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood.  New York: Holt. (Memoir).
Ivins, Molly. 2004. Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. New York: Vintage (Essay).
Jewett, Sarah Orne. 1896/2006. Country of the Pointed Firs. Public Domain. (Novel).
Johnson, Josephine. 1934/1992. Now in November. New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY. (Novel).
Kingsolver, Barbara. The Bean Trees. New York: HarperCollins. (Novel).
Lopez-Medina, Sylvia. 1993. Cantora. New York: Ballantine Books. (Novel).
Lorde, Audre. 1986.  Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Crossing Press (Essays, Speeches)
Menchú, Rigoberta. 2010. I, Rigoberta Menchú, An Indian Woman in Guatemala. New York: Verso. (Testimony).
Mohr, Nicholas. 1985. Ritual of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio. Arte Publico Press. (Short stories and novella).
Morrison, Toni. 2005. Love. New York: Vintage. (Novel).
Naylor, Gloria. 1983. The Women of Brewster Place. New York: Penguin. (Novel).
Norris, Kathleeen. 2001. Dakota: A Spiritual Geography. Mariner Books. (Essay).
O'Brien. Edna. 2002. The Country Girls. New York: Plume. (Novel).
Olsen, Tillie. 2003. Silences. New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY.
Parker, Dorothy. 2006. The Portable Dorothy Parker. New York: Penguin. (Short stories, poetry).
Quindlen, Anna. 2006. One True Thing. New York: Random House. (Novel).
Rhys, Jean. 1992. Wide Sargasso Sea. New York: Norton. (Novel).
Smiley, Jane. 1991. A Thousand Acres. New York: Anchor. (Novel).
Tyler, Anne. 1996. Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant. New York: Ballantine. (Novel).
Urquhart, Jane. 2012. Sanctuary Line. Emblem Line. (Novel).
Viramontes, Helena Maria. 1996. Under the Feet of Jesus. New York: Plume. (Novel).
Williams, Terry Tempest. 1995. An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field. New York: Vintage. (Essay).
Wolf, Naomi. 2002. The Beauty Myth: How Image of Beauty are Used Against Women. New York: Harper. (Research, essay, documentary)
Woolf. Virginia. 2005. A Room of One’s Own. Mariner Books. (Essay).
-------------------. 2002. The Common Reader. Mariner Books. (Essay).
Xiao Hong.2006. The Field of Life and Death & Tales of Hulan River. Translated by Howard Goldblatt. Cheng & Tsui.
Yezierska, Anzia. 2003. The Bread Givers: A Novel. New York: Persea. (Novel).
Zitkala- Sa. 1921/2010. American Indian Stories. CreateSpace. (Short stories).