- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0268027730
- ISBN-13: 978-0268027735
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,240,916 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Too Smart to Be Sentimental: Contemporary Irish American Women Writers 1st Edition
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“This critical study of contemporary Irish American women writers, the first of its kind, offers a literary history of Irish America in the 20th century from a feminist perspective . . . the essays (with notes) cover 12 authors: Mary McCarthy, Maureen Howard, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Cullinan, Alice McDermott, Tess Gallagher, Joyce Carol Oates, Jean McGarry, Mary McGarry Morris, Eileen Myles, Mary Gordon, and Erin McGraw. . . . Editors Ebest and McInerney are among the authors of these scholarly and insightful essays.” —Library Journal
“Ebest and McInerney offer a collection of 12 critical and biographical essays on twentieth century Irish-American women writers. The volume is aimed at students and scholars of Irish studies and Irish American literature.” —Book News
“The book is a collection of essays that introduce the works of 12 contemporary Irish-American women writers. Some of the writers, like Joyce Carol Oates and Alice McDermott, are well-known, while others, such as Elizabeth Cullinan, whose work is currently out of print, are equally deserving of recognition.” —The Beverly Review
About the Author
Sally Barr Ebest is professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is the author and co-editor of a number of books, including Reconciling Catholicism and Feminism? Personal Reflections on Tradition and Change (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003).
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