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A Wider giving : women writing after a long silence / edited & with an introduction by Sondra Zeidenstein.

Contributor(s): Zeidenstein, Sondra.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Goshen, Conn. : Chicory Blue Press, c1988Description: xx, 322 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0961911107 (pbk.) :; 9780961911102 (pbk.).Subject(s): American literature -- Women authors | Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Middle-aged women -- United States -- Biography | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography | Women authors, American -- Biography | American literature -- 20th century | Older people's writings, American | Aging -- Literary collectionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Wider giving.DDC classification: 810/.8/09287 Also issued online.
Contents:
Cathy Stern -- Francine Julian Clark -- Sondra Zeidenstein -- Patricia E. Powers -- Geraldine Zetzel -- Adele Bowers -- Sadie Wernick Hurwitz -- Erma J. Fisk -- Arlene Swift Jones -- Naomi Feigelson Chase -- Yvonne Moore Hardenbrook -- Jeannette S. Guildford.
Summary: A collection of prose and poetry written by women who made their major commitment to creative writing after the age of forty-five. Includes autobiographical narrative for each author.
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Also issued online.

Cathy Stern -- Francine Julian Clark -- Sondra Zeidenstein -- Patricia E. Powers -- Geraldine Zetzel -- Adele Bowers -- Sadie Wernick Hurwitz -- Erma J. Fisk -- Arlene Swift Jones -- Naomi Feigelson Chase -- Yvonne Moore Hardenbrook -- Jeannette S. Guildford.

A collection of prose and poetry written by women who made their major commitment to creative writing after the age of forty-five. Includes autobiographical narrative for each author.

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Library Journal Review

This anthology of poetry and prose presents the works of 12 contemporary American women writers who began a commitment to creative writing after age 45. Following each writer's work is a personal narrative in which she relates her life story and her writing backgroundcommitment, publication experience, writing process, influences, and supporters, with occasional advice to would-be writers young and old. A diversity of themes and settings and commonality of experience in the personal narratives make for a unique and inspiring work. This commendable book is the first publication of Chicory Blue Press. Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ. Lib., New Brunswick, N.J. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

A Wider Giving has special appeal because colleges are drawing more nontraditional students, interest in women's studies is increasing, and continuing education is becoming increasingly important. The preface states the premise of this book: "that women writers who start late are important to us, that we need to welcome them and help them continue." The contents include poetry and/or prose by 12 women followed by an autobiographical narrative by each author. Some of these are of great or greater interest than the literary work. The poetry ranges from traditional format to experimental. C.S. Stern writes of "old Loves" recalling WW II and the ex-soldier "who's still around, old, but new." Y.M. Herdenbrook's "Breaking Away" concludes "There is no way back. She steps/her raw footprints in dust on the moon." The prose includes N.F. Chase's "What Can You Do About Love?" which mocks the sophisticated modern view of casual relations with dialogue. ("So you slept with her so you wouldn't be rude.' I said. Sort of,' he answered.") These women authors represent varied backgrounds and experiences. Public and academic (including community college) libraries with women's studies collections might well consider this anthology. -D. Ritter, Midland Lutheran College

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