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Ammons, Elizabeth

Works: 27 works in 158 publications in 1 language and 12,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Ammons
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Ammons
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States ( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory)
Conflicting stories : American women writers at the turn into the twentieth century by Elizabeth Ammons( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The early 1890s through the late 1920s saw an explosion in the serious long fiction by women in the United States. Considering a wide range of authors--African American, Asian American, white American, and Native American--this book looks at the work of seventeen writers from that period: Frances Ellen Harper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Kate Chopin, Pauline Hopkins, Gertrude Stein, Mary Austin, Sui Sin Far, Willa Cather, Humishuma, Jessie Fauset, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Anzia Yezierska, Edith Summers Kelley, and Nella Larsen. The discussion focuses on the differences in their work and the similarities that unite them, particularly their determination to experiment with narrative form as they explored and voiced issues of power for women. Analyzing the historical context that both enabled and limited American women writers at the turn of the century, Ammons provides detailed readings of many texts and offers extensive commentary on the interaction between race and gender. This book joins the deepening discussion of modern women writers' creation of themselves as artists and raises fundamental questions about the shape of American literary history as it has been constructed in the academy
Brave new words how literature will save the planet by Elizabeth Ammons( )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right and left. Concentrating on activist U.S. writers—from ecocritics to feminists to those dedicated to exposing race and class biases, from Jim Wallis and Cornel West to Winona
Tricksterism in turn-of-the-century American literature a multicultural perspective ( )
9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An international bestseller that sold more than 300,000 copies when it first appeared in 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin was dismissed by some as abolitionist propaganda; yet Tolstoy deemed it a great work of literature "flowing from love of God and man." Today, however, Harriet Beecher Stowe's stirring indictment of slavery is often confused with garish dramatizations that flourished for decades after the Civil War: productions that relied heavily on melodramatic simplifications of character totally alien to the original. Thus "Uncle Tom" has become a pejorative term for a subservient black, whereas Uncle Tom in the book is a man who, under the most inhumane of circumstances, never loses his human dignity. This edition includes a guide to reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin" with a critical and appreciative mind encouraging analysis of plot, style, form, and structure. Also includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list
Edith Wharton's argument with America by Elizabeth Ammons( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Book )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short fiction by Black women, 1900-1920 ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )
11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lily Bart, an orphaned child of a New York merchant, calmly prepares a campaign to marry for the power and luxury money brings
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenies vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent
"How Celia changed her mind" and selected stories by Rose Terry Cooke( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Approaches to teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin : a casebook ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer by Edith Wharton( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl's rite of passage into adulthood is evoked in Wharton's classic novel
American local color writing, 1880-1920 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence. Wharton contrasts the intensity of true passion against the complacency of a loveless but proper marriage, questioning the expected behavior of the upper social class
Sharing the earth : an international environmental justice reader by Elizabeth Ammons( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unruly voice : rediscovering Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Unruly Voice explores the literary and journalistic career of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, a turn-of-the-century African American writer who was editor in chief of the Colored American Magazine, though it was not acknowledged on the masthead. Hopkins wrote short fiction, novels, nonfiction articles, and a play believed to be the first by an African American woman. Versatile and politically committed, she was fired when the magazine was bought by an ally of Booker T. Washington who disliked her editorial stands and unconciliatory politics. Even though more than a thousand pages of Hopkins's works have been brought back into print, The Unruly Voice is the first book devoted exclusively to her writings and the significance she holds for readers today. Contributors explore the social, political, and historical conditions that informed her literary works
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, background and contexts, criticism by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Tom's cabin authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[In this text], "Backgrounds and Contexts" includes a ... historical documentation dealing with the issues of slavery and abolitionism. Among the documents are Josiah Henson's 1849 slave narrative (named by Stowe as one of her sources for the novel), Harriet Jacobs's narrative of her life as a fifteen-year-old slave ... "Criticism" is arranged under two headings: "Nineteenth-Century Reviews and Reception" includes critiques by George Sand, William G. Allen and Ethiop (both from Frederick Douglass' Paper) ... "Twentieth-Century Criticism" collects five of the best essays written on the novel in this century: they are by James Baldwin, Jane P Tompkins ... and Christina Zwang.-Back cover
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English (151)