By Carol Kort
Via poetry, essays, biographies, and modifying, American girls have had an extended and critical influence at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, reporters, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different sorts of writers.
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Although Bambara writes about humiliation, rage, and despair, she also infuses her characters with compassion, warmth, and humor. “Laughter is the most sure-ﬁre healant I know,” Bambara said in an essay. The Salt Eaters (1980), Bambara’s ﬁrst novel, which won the American Book Award in 1981, begins as a journal entry and goes on to explore the complex relationship between two diﬀerent black women from very diﬀerent backgrounds and situations who are brought together and ultimately united by a tragic event.
Precocious and eager to learn, she completed the ﬁrst ﬁve grades of school within six months. In 1899 she published her ﬁrst book, From Plotzk to Boston, a collection of letters to an uncle still living in Russia, which she translated from Yiddish. Encouraged by her teachers, Antin enrolled at Boston Latin School for Girls in preparation for attending college. In 1901 she married Amadeus William Grabau, a geologist and the son of a German Lutheran minister, and the couple moved to New York City.
In 1905 Austin moved to Carmel, California, and befriended a group of established writers that included Jack London. Three years later she discovered she had breast cancer. She traveled abroad to Italy to study healing prayer techniques, and the growth eventually disappeared. While in England she met the novelist H. G. ” In 1910 she returned to the United States. That year The Arrow-Maker, a play about a female shaman, was produced in New York City. In 1924 Austin settled in Sante Fe, New Mexico, where she became increasingly involved in Native American rights and Hispanic culture and also worked as an ardent champion of birth control.
A to Z of American Women Writers (A to Z of Women) by Carol Kort