The Curious Autodidact

April 18, 2009

Jurist Elaine Showalter

Filed under: book related — Honilima @ 7:27 am

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While listening to a podcast of KQED’s Forum came Elaine Showalter talking about her newest book A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. It is an interesting podcast worth listening to. She was also interviewed by Bob Edwards on his March 22nd “Weekend” show. A former professor from Princeton she has chaired the Man Booker International prize jury and judged the National Book Awards and the Orange Prize.

Here’s a link several articles about her book from The New York TimesSalon, the Los Angeles Times book review, The Nation, Washington Post. I have not read it yet but I think she has some worthwhile things to say about the history of American Women’s literature.

Here’s a glimpse at the book’s table of content.

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