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The Banshees: A Literary History of Irish American Women Writers

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by Sally Barr Ebest
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The Banshees: A Literary History of Irish American Women Writers by Sally Barr Ebest

The Banshees traces the feminist contributions of a wide range of Irish American women writers, from Mother Jones, Kate Chopin, and Margaret Mitchell to contemporary authors such as Gillian Flynn, Jennifer Egan, and Doris Kearns Goodwin. To illustrate the growth and significance of their writing, the book is organized chronologically by decade. Each chapter details the progress and setbacks of Irish American women during that period by examining key themes in their novels and memoirs contextualized within a discussion of contemporary feminism, Catholicism, Irish American history, American politics, and society. The Banshees examines these writers' roles in protecting women's sovereignty, rights, and reputations. Thanks to their efforts, feminism is revealed as a fundamental element of Irish American literary history.

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Size: 3.1 MB
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9780815652403 (DRM-PDF)

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Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Nonfiction > Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory
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