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Product Details

  • Series: The American Literatures Initiative
  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (September 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813551781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813551784
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,149,798 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With a sense of humor and style, and a smartness of her own, Keyser takes up the cause and the career of a 'smart' set of women writers who made a distinct mark on modern American culture."
(Maria DiBattista author of Fast Talking Dames 2010-01-25)

"Keyser's book is a pleasure to read not only because it is incisive and informative, but also because the writer's own wit is everywhere apparent. Her sparkling prose, wedding style, and critical acumen shows Keyser to be an accomplished student of the writers she studies."
(Clio 2011-09-01)

"It is, academically speaking, a smart book."
(Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 2011-05-01)

"Keyser contributes invaluable insights into how women crafted professional and public identities in the pages of American periodicals at the turn of the twentieth century.
(Legacy: A Journal of American Woman Writers 2013-01-01)

About the Author

Catherine Keyser is an assistant professor of English at the University of South Carolina.

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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Whats My Line on June 17, 2013
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Reads like some scholarly dissertation that strains to be brilliant and ends up being nonsense. Save your money and go elsewhere to read up on this topic.
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