Famous Modern American Women Writers Author:Jane Muir With a delightful insight that creates lifelike pictures of each of the authors discussed - their charm, their warmth, their eccentricities, their talents - Jane Muir presents brief biographical sketches of eleven modern American women writers, and each becomes a real and moving personality. — Here is Emily Dickinson, whose strange withdrawal fro... more »m the world has never been fully explained; Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose beloved "Little House" books hold a special place in the hearts of children; Gertrude Stein, whose experiments with words created world-wide furor; Pearl Buck, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Here, too, is Edna St. Vincent Millay, an accomplished poet before she was twenty; Dorothy Thompson, whose candid journalistic columns ranked her as one of the most influential of women writers anywhere; Willa Cather, Amy Lowell, Eudora Welty, Marchette Chute, and Jessamyn West.
Readers will be fascinated with the unusual bits of information about their favorite authors, or perhaps will be introduced to new faces whose works are yet to be enjoyed. Illustrated with photographs, these real-life stories of American women who became famous for their novels, stories, poetry promise an outstanding and popular new addition to Dodd, Mead's series of "Famous Biographies."« less