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By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and modifying, American girls have had an extended and critical influence at the paintings of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, newshounds, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different different types of writers.

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In her regional sketches of the Southwest, such as the classic, The Land of Little Rain (1903), and later in The Flock (1906), Austin captures the remote but “intimate immensity” of the desert and presents its ecosystem as a living force. In 1914 Austin’s marriage fell apart, and tragically, her daughter, an only child who had been born mentally retarded and who had been institutionalized, died four years later. 16 Austin decided to escape her unhappiness by devoting herself to full-time writing and women’s suffrage.

A highlight of the tour came when the troupe became the first American opera company to perform at La Scala, the renowned opera house in Milan, Italy. Angelou was impressed by the dignity and respect accorded to the all-black cast everywhere they went, and felt a new surge of pride in her heritage as a black American. But after a year of touring, during which time she had also taught modern dance in Italy and Israel, Angelou longed to be reunited with her son. “My mother had left me with my grandmother for years and I knew the pain of parting,” Angelou recalled.

January 9, 2003. Available online. html. Downloaded on January 19, 2007. Tate, Claudia, ed. Black Women Writers at Work, 174–187. New York: Continuum Press, 1983. Barnes, Djuna } Barnes, Djuna (1892–1982) novelist, playwright, journalist Djuna Barnes was a novelist, journalist, playwright, poet, and artist. She was also an expatriate who spent more than two decades living and working abroad. ” Born on July 12, 1892, in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, Barnes grew up on a spacious farm. Although she had no formal education, she was tutored in a variety of subjects—from musical instruments to mysticism—by her eccentric father, Wald Barnes, and by her spiritualist, feminist grandmother, Zadel.

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