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Walker, Nancy A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 11,489 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Essays  Psychological fiction  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy A Walker
Feminist alternatives : irony and fantasy in the contemporary novel by women by Nancy A Walker( )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years of Huckleberry Finn : the boy, his book, and American culture : centennial essays( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very serious thing : women's humor and American culture by Nancy A Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defines why women have been blocked from participating in the mainstream of American comedy yet have overcome hurdles to produce a humor that is sustaining and spells survival for women in society
Kate Chopin : a literary life by Nancy A Walker( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career that lasted little more than a decade, Kate Chopin became well-known for stories set in the Creole and Acadian regions of Louisiana, but her masterwork, The Awakening (1899), told the daring story of a woman who defied social and sexual conventions, eliciting negative reviews that denied Chopin prominence until the middle of the 20th Century. Kate Chopin: a literary life sets the author in the context of 19th Century American women writers to show how standards of literary propriety affected the career of a major American writer
Fanny Fern by Nancy A Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Fern, Nathaniel Hawthorne said, "writes as if the devil was in her ... When [women] throw off the restraints of decency, and come before the public stark naked, as it were - then their books are sure to possess character and value." His praise was inspired by Fern's bestselling autobiographical novel, Ruth Hall (1854), which, like everything else this much-admired Boston journalist wrote, both scandalized and delighted America with its humor, humanity, and incisive critique of social mores - particularly those governing the position of women. By 1855, Fern had won widespread popular acclaim not only for Ruth Hall but also for her newspaper writing. That year she became the nation's first female newspaper columnist, signing on as a weekly contributor to the New York Ledger, a post she kept until her death in 1872
The awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives by Kate Chopin( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradition and the female talent: The awakening as a solitary book / Elaine Showalter -- Personal property: exchange value and the female self in The awakening / Margit Stange -- Thanatos and eros: Kate Chopin's The awakening / Cynthia Griffin Wolff -- "A language which nobody understood": emancipatory strategies in The awakening / Patricia S. Yaeger -- The construction of ambiguity in The awakening: a linguistic analysis / Paula A. Treichler
Women's magazines, 1940-1960 : gender roles and the popular press( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections from mass-circulation magazines for women published between 1940 and 1960, which provides a resource for understanding the ways in which the popular press perceived and attempted to influence the goals, values, and behavior of women
Shaping our mothers' world : American women's magazines by Nancy A Walker( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disobedient writer : women and narrative tradition by Nancy A Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redressing the balance : American women's literary humor from Colonial times to the 1980s( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers humorous stories, poetry, and essays by American writers from Anne Bradstreet to Erma Bombeck and Erica Jong
American short-story writers since World War II by Patrick Meanor( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on how writers have established successful literary reputations without having appeared in mass-circulation magazines. Highlights the role of university presses in the success of many contemporary writers; the generally uncommitted and indifferent attitudes of most of the mass-circulation publishing houses; and the importance of prizes that various organizations award annually, and the influential anthologies in which these prizewinning stories appear
The awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives by Kate Chopin( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete text of "The Awakening" by nineteenth-century American novelist Kate Chopin and contains biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, as well as critical essays that analyzes her work
What's so funny? : humor in American culture( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way things are : the stories of Rachel Maddux by Rachel Maddux( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known primarily for her novels--The Green Kingdom (1957), Abel's Daughter (1960), and A Walk in the Spring Rain (1966)--and her nonfiction work The Orchard Children (1977), Rachel Maddux was also a prolific writer of short fiction, leaving more than two dozen unpublished stories when she died in 1983. As Nancy A. Walker notes in her introduction to the present volume, anyone familiar with Maddux's previously published work will recognize these stories as the products of Maddux's imagination and experience. Maddux believed that her fiction depicted "the way things are" at a given place and time: the barter system used by small businesses during the Depression, the discomfort of a little girl meeting her first celebrity, the human drama that goes on in an unremarkable small town in Oklahoma. Her fiction often captures the particular flavor of everyday life during definable periods in twentieth-century America. "The House in the Woods," "Guaranteed," and "Change" evoke the World War II period from the perspective of the wives of servicemen, while "No Smoking, No Spitting," "The Little Woman," and "They're Laughing" afford glimpses of the lives of Depression-era workers. Yet these stories are not merely period pieces, nor are they in any sense nostalgic. Instead, they capture the precise moment in an effort to locate the fragile, yet crucial, quality of true human connectedness. Maddux defined the inspiration for her writing as "the re-capturing of one's own childhood," a period when "there is a continual teeter-totter of the real and the imaginary, the subconscious and the conscious mind." The strange, almost surreal element of many of these stories come from their origin in the intersection between the child-like imagination, in which anything is possible, and the skill of the mature writer who gives the imagination shape. Other books by Maddux to be published the University of Tennessee Press are A Walk in the Spring Rain, together with The Orchard Children; The Green Kingdom; and Abel's Daughter. Already published is her autobiography, Communication, with her novella, Turnip's Blood
Communication, the autobiography of Rachel Maddux, and her novella, Turnip's blood by Rachel Maddux( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A walk in the spring rain, and the orchard children by Rachel Maddux( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The two works by Rachel Maddux reprinted in this volume could be called her "Tennessee" books. Both were written after Maddux and her husband, King Baker, moved to Houston County, Tennessee, in 1960, and both draw upon her experiences with and perceptions of life there in the 1960s and 1970s. A Walk in the Spring Rain is a novel, and The Orchard Children is nonfiction, but both books deal with discovery, love, and loss - themes that transcend a specific place."--BOOK JACKET. "A Walk in the Spring Rain, first published in 1966 by Doubleday, was reissued in paperback by Avon in 1978. A film version of the novel, starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Quinn, premiered in 1970, and the novel was included in the book Fiction into Film, published by the University of Tennessee Press later that year. What makes this short novel so compelling? It is a love story - the most popular theme in human narrative - affirming the power and possibility of human love, at any age and in any circumstances. Set in West Virginia, it owes much of its specific sense of locale to Maddux's own adjustment to rural life in Houston County."--BOOK JACKET. "The Orchard Children, first published in 1977, is the account of Maddux and Baker's unsuccessful attempt to adopt two foster children. In emphasizing the importance of childhood, it has affinities with Maddux's only other autobiographical work, Communication, written in 1941 when she was twenty-eight and published in 1991 by the University of Tennessee Press. Just as one of the central themes of Communication is the need to take children seriously on their own terms - to pay attention to their requirements for honesty and affection - so the message of The Orchard Children is that the legal system, which determines who will raise abused or abandoned children, seems often to ignore the best interests of the children themselves. Maddux's universalizing of her story resulted, as with A Walk in the Spring Rain, in a wider audience for The Orchard Children. The book inspired a CBS television documentary, titled "Who Will Save the Children?" and starring Shirley Jones and Len Cariou, which aired in December of 1978."--BOOK JACKET
The Green Kingdom, a novel by Rachel Maddux( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel's daughter by Rachel Maddux( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tradition of women's humor in America by Nancy A Walker( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American quarterly : an analyzed index to volumes 1 to 25 by Thomas F Marshall( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kate Chopin : a literary life
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Walker, Nancy.

Walker, Nancy 1942-

Walker, Nancy 1942-2000

Walker, Nancy A.

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Kate Chopin : a literary lifeThe awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectivesWomen's magazines, 1940-1960 : gender roles and the popular pressShaping our mothers' world : American women's magazinesThe disobedient writer : women and narrative traditionRedressing the balance : American women's literary humor from Colonial times to the 1980sAmerican short-story writers since World War IIThe awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives