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Ammons, Elizabeth

Works: 38 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 14,280 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Didactic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Ammons
Conflicting stories : American women writers at the turn into the twentieth century by Elizabeth Ammons( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,558 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
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States by Cathy N Davidson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,156 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 lesbian literary theory)
Brave new words : how literature will save the planet by Elizabeth Ammons( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,138 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 LaDuke and Paula Moya and many others- she calls for all humanists to link their work to the progressive literature of the last half century, to insist on activism in the service of positive change as part of their mission, and to teach the power of hope and action to their students
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,210 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
Tricksterism in turn-of-the-century American literature : a multicultural perspective( )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton's argument with America by Elizabeth Ammons( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe by Elizabeth Ammons( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short fiction by Black women, 1900-1920( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a poor farm near Starkfield in western Massachusetts, Ethan Frome struggles to wrest a living from the land, unassisted by his whining and hypochondrialcal wife Zeena. When Zeena's young cousin Mattie Silver is left destitute, and only place she can go is Ethan's farm. An embittered and man and an enchanting young woman meeting in such circumstances unleash predictable consequences as passions are aroused between the three protagonists
"How Celia changed her mind" and selected stories by Rose Terry Cooke( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton's quintessential novel of the Gilded Age reprints the Scribner's magazine text of 1905, including the eight original illustrations. The text has been introduced and thoroughly annotated by the editor for student readers. Backgrounds and Contexts includes selections from Edith Wharton's letters; articles from the period about etiquette, vocations for women, factory life, and Working Girls' Clubs; excerpts from the work of contemporary social thinkers including Thorstein Veblen, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and Olive Schreiner; and a consideration of anti-Semitism at the turn of the century by historian John Higham. Also included are Charles Dana Gibson's precautionary piece "Marrying for Money" (including four Gibson drawings) and a tableau vivant of "The Dying Gladiator." Criticism reprints six central contemporary reviews of the novel and six biographical and interpretive modern essays by Millicent Bell, Louis Auchincloss, Cynthia Griffin Wolff, R.W.B. Lewis, Elaine Showalter, and Elizabeth Ammons."--Publisher's website
Approaches to teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin : a casebook( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 286 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 house of mirth : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing the earth : an international environmental justice reader( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts--poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions--illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a movement worldwide in a way that is accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. Also included are historical selections that ground contemporary pieces in a continuum of activist concern for the earth and human justice, a much-needed but seldom available perspective. Arts and humanities are crucial in the ongoing effort to achieve an ecologically sustainable and just world. Works of the human imagination provide analyses, articulations of experience, and positive visions of the future that no amount of statistics, data, charts, or graphs can offer because literature speaks not only to the intellect but also to our emotions. Creative literary work, which records human experience both past and present, has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire. Each is critical in the shared struggle for Environmental Justice. Individual contributors to Sharing the Earth: Abdul-Rashid Na;Allah, Adrienne Rich, Agostinho Neto, Ah Cheng, Alex Smith, Arundhati Roy, Audre Lorde, Charles W. Chesnutt, Cheryl Savageau, Evelyn C. White, Fred D'Aguiar, George Ripley, Handsome Lake, Henry David Thoreau, Hone Tuwhare, Ishimure Michiko, Jamaica Kincaid, James H. Cone, Jane Addams, Janice Mirikitani, Jayanta Mahapatra, Jayne Cortez, Jeffrey Myers, Julia Lisella, Karl Marx, Ken Saro Wiwa, Lao Tzu, Linda Hogan, Lord Ashley, Manik Bandyopadhyay, María Cristina Mena, Marilou Awiakta, Marilou Awiakta, Mark Nowak, Martiacuten Espada, Michael Albert, Miguel Angel Asturias, Mike Davis, Mo Yan, Mulk Raj Anand, Namwali Serpell, Nikky Finney, P. Sainath, Quan Barry, Rabindranath Tagore, Rigoberta Menchu;, Rita Wong, Roger Sedarat, Sadako Kurihara, Simon Ortiz, Sol T. Plaatje, Steve Chimombo, Sui Sin Far, Tanya Shirley, Vandana Shiva, Wangari Maathai, Wangari Maathai, Witi Ihimaera, Zakes Mda. Also included are contributions from these organizations, cultures, and groups: Diggers and Levelers, Lowell Women Workers, People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, Scottish Workers, Lakota (indigenous North Americans), Xhosa (indigenous Africans), United Nations, EJ Class Collective-2013"--
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First appeared in The Pictorial Review in 1920
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an annotated edition of the nineteenth-century novel about Uncle Tom, an African-American man who never lost his dignity under the inhumane circumstances of slavery; and includes backgrounds and contexts, and a selection of critical essays
Edith Wharton's heroines : studies in aspiration and compliance by Elizabeth Ammons( )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United StatesBrave new words : how literature will save the planetUncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticismTricksterism in turn-of-the-century American literature : a multicultural perspectiveShort fiction by Black women, 1900-1920Ethan Frome"How Celia changed her mind" and selected storiesThe house of mirth
Alternative Names
Ammons, Elizabeth Miller 1943-

Miller Ammons, Elizabeth 1943-

English (186)