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Walker, Nancy A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 9,503 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Sources  Humor 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy A Walker
Kate Chopin : a literary life by Nancy A Walker( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 849 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
Feminist alternatives : irony and fantasy in the contemporary novel by women by Nancy A Walker( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives by Kate Chopin( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 678 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 )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 671 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
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 658 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
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 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Fern by Nancy A Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Her columns were collected in celebrated volumes beginning with Fern Leaves from Fanny's Portfolio (1853) and continuing through Ginger Snaps (1870) and Caper-Sauce (1872) - titles that capture Fern's pungent wit. As Nancy A. Walker demonstrates in this study of Fern's writings, the author's themes, as well as the financial independence she achieved, ran counter to the norms of her day. In her reading of Ruth Hall, Walker notes the many connections between Fern's own life and the fate of her singularly independent heroine, who refuses to let herself be rescued by marriage. Throughout Fern's writings, Walker notes vivid descriptions of everyday life among a variety of social classes and ethnic groups, and in so doing reveals Fern as an important forerunner of late nineteenth-century realism. She notes the rejection of hypocrisy and pretense that not only informed Fern's own work but also made her a champion of Whitman at a time when Leaves of Grass was considered vulgar
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 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers humorous stories, poetry, and essays by American writers from Anne Bradstreet to Erma Bombeck and Erica Jong
The disobedient writer : women and narrative tradition by Nancy A Walker( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives by Kate Chopin( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 449 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 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical studies attempting to define and dissect American humor have been published steadily for nearly one hundred years. However, until now, key documents from that history have never been brought together in a single volume for students and scholars. What's So Funny? Humor in American Culture, a collection of 15 essays, examines the meaning of humor and attempts to pinpoint its impact on American culture and society, while providing a historical overview of its progres-sion. Essays from Nancy Walker and Zita Dresner, Joseph Boskin and Joseph Dorinson, William Keough, Roy Blount
The way things are : the stories of Rachel Maddux by Rachel Maddux( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 309 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 )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green kingdom 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 97 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 77 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

The Peace of Passarowitz, 1714-1718 by Nancy A Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disobedient reader : the woman writer and traditions of narrative by Nancy A Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kate Chopin : a literary life
Alternative Names
Walker, Nancy.

Walker, Nancy 1942-

Walker, Nancy 1942-2000

Walker, Nancy A.

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Feminist alternatives : irony and fantasy in the contemporary novel by womenThe 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 magazinesRedressing the balance : American women's literary humor from Colonial times to the 1980sThe disobedient writer : women and narrative traditionThe awakening : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectivesWhat's so funny? : humor in American culture