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Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American girls have had an extended and demanding impression at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, reporters, editors, novelists, memoirists, and various different varieties of writers.
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New York: Harcourt, 1937. ———. Ryder. New York: St. Martin’s, 1979. Esposito, Carmine. ” In American Women Writers, 1900–1945. Edited by Laurie Champion, 20– 21. : Greenwood Press, 2000. Field, Andrew. Djuna: The Life and Times of Djuna Barnes. New York: Putnam, 1983. Herring, Phillip F. The Life and Work of Djuna Barnes. New York: Viking, 1995. } Bishop, Elizabeth (1911–1979) poet, letter writer Elizabeth Bishop, who was held in high esteem by many of her peers, including the poets Marianne Moore, Pablo Neruda, and Robert Lowell, as well as by a generation of younger poets, received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1956 for North & South and A Cold Spring, and the Neus20 tadt International Prize for Literature in 1976.
Bishop often spent years writing and reﬁning a single poem, even a short one. ” Bishop continued teaching at Harvard for nine years, while her reputation as a major American poet grew. The Complete Poems won the coveted National Book Award in poetry in 1970, while Geography III received the 1977 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry. Elizabeth Bishop, a beloved perfectionist, recognized for her powerful, carefully conceived poetry, died in Boston on October 6, 1979. “The pathos and intimacy in her work deepened until the very end of her life,” wrote poet Frank Bidart, in a tribute to Bishop.
New York: Random House, 1994. } Antin, Mary (1881–1949) autobiographer, essayist Mary Antin is the celebrated author of The Promised Land (1912), one of the ﬁrst great works of American Jewish literature and one of the earliest accounts of the assimilation of Eastern European immigrants. Her best-selling autobiography describes her diﬃcult childhood in Russia and the arduous but worthwhile process of becoming Americanized. A native of Polotsk, Russia, Antin was born on June 13, 1881. Because they were Jewish, her family suﬀered from religious persecution under an oppressive regime.