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Ammons, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 42 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 14,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Didactic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Translator
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Ammons
 
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Ammons
Conflicting stories : American women writers at the turn into the twentieth century by Elizabeth Ammons( )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 2,604 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( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,269 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
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,088 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)
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 1,235 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 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his difficult, invalid wife and his love for her vivacious young cousin
"How Celia changed her mind" and selected stories by Rose Terry Cooke( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 507 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
Approaches to teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Casebooks in Criticism introduce readers to the essential criticism on landmark works of literature and film. For each volume, a distinguished scholar who is an authority on the text has collected the most elucidating and distinctive scholarly essays on that work and added key supporting materials. Each volume includes a substantial introduction that considers the key features of the work, describes its publication history, and contextualizes its cultural import and contemporary reputation while also surveying the major approaches that have informed the work's critical history. A condensed bibliography offers suggestions for further reading. The compact volumes provide a critical survey and suggest provocative ways to engage with their texts. They are ideally suited to those interested in developing a deeper understanding of a work's history and significance. -- From publisher's description
Summer by Edith Wharton( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl's rite of passage into adulthood is evoked in Wharton's classic novel
The house of mirth : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Edith Wharton( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This [edition] includes: the 1905 book edition of the novel, complete with A. B. Wenzell's eight original illustrations; a preface and explanatory footnotes by Elizabeth Ammons; an abundant selection of contextual material, including excerpts from Wharton's letters, contemporary reviews, six drawings by Charles Dana Gibson, Thorstein Veblen on conspicuous consumption, Charlotte Perkins Gilman on women and economics, and various others writing about women's place in society at the turn of the century; six modern critical views, considering issues of economics, race, materialism, body image, nature, and feminism within the novel; and a chronology and a selected bibliography."--
American local color writing, 1880-1920( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The era between the Civil War and the end of World War I -- marked by increasing nation-building, immigration, internal migration, and racial tension in the United States -- saw the rise of local color literature that described through "lived experiences" the peculiarities of regional life. This anthology brings together works from every part of the country, written by men and women of many cultures, ethnicities, ideologies, and literary styles. -- From publisher's description
Sharing the earth : an international environmental justice reader( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The need for this volume derives from the fact that the humanities are crucial in the ongoing effort to achieve an ecologically sustainable and just world. Works of the human imagination provide types of 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 the emotions. Creative work-which records human experience, both past and present-has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire, each of which is critical in the shared struggle for environmental justice"--
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 43 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
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 24 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
Edith Wharton's heroines : studies in aspiration and compliance by Elizabeth Ammons( )

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

 
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Conflicting stories : American women writers at the turn into the twentieth century
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Brave new words : how literature will save the planetThe Oxford companion to women's writing in the United StatesUncle 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

Ammons, Elizabeth Miller 1943-

Elizabeth Ammons literatuurhistoricus

Miller Ammons, Elizabeth 1943-

Languages
English (212)