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Dear Amy,

After looking over the book list for my english class this year, I realized that the only woman author we're going to discuss is Emily Dickinson.  While I respect her work and place in history, I find it absurd that my school feels she has been the only influential woman author. 

I want to do something about it, but first I'm trying to think of as many titles of books written by women that we could go over in class.  Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,

Cassandra

 

   

Dear Cassandra,

You are right to be outraged that there is only one woman listed in your reading list. There are so many great female novelists/essaysists -- here's a few to start with:

  • Virginia Woolf
  • The Bronte Sisters
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Toni Morrison
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Alice Walker
  • Isabelle Allende
  • Julia Alvarez


There's a start -- and see Feminist.com's recommended reading list for more.

Thanks,


Amy

 

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