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Title:
The Beacon book of essays by contemporary American women
Author:
Martin, Wendy, 1940-
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
xvi, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
On going home / Joan Didion -- Brothers and sisters / Alice Walker -- Only daughter / Sandra Cisneros -- Ruth's song (because she could not sing it) / Gloria Steinem -- Mother tongue / Amy Tan -- My father's penis / Nancy K. Miller -- Balancing act / Dani Shapiro -- The deterioration of my marriage / Maya Angelou -- Here: Grace / Nancy Mairs -- Thoughts on becoming a grandmother / Betty Friedan -- Names / Mary McCarthy -- Hair / Marcia Aldrich -- A friendship forged on concrete / Kathy Dobie -- An American in New York / Leanne Howe -- Dreams of a black Christmas / Gwendolyn Brooks -- A knowing so deep / Toni Morrison -- La güera / Cherríe Moraga -- Split at the root : an essay on Jewish identity / Adrienne Rich -- Writing from the darkness / bell hooks -- Monday, May 3rd, 1982 / May Sarton -- Speak for yourself / Susan Faludi -- On being the object of property / Patricia J. Williams -- A beaut of a shiner / Jane Slaughter -- Give and take / Linda Katherine Cutting -- Death of Popeye / Shana Penn -- A rape / Anonymous -- Amazing rage / Barbara Mor -- On having a baby / Margaret Mead -- Trying (and trying and trying) to get pregnant / Carolyn Coman -- Sperm in a jar / Anne Taylor Fleming -- I just came out pregnant / Felicita Garcia -- A moral choice / Mary Gordon -- Consequences / Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- Standard operating procedure / Jane Shapiro -- Sight into insight / Annie Dillard -- Walking ; Waking up the rake / Linda Hogan -- The bowl ; A woman's dance / Terry Tempest Williams -- A very warm mountain / Ursula K. Le Guin.
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ISBN:
9780807063460
Format :
Book