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Author Bollmann, Stefan, 1958- author.

Title Women who write are dangerous / Stefan Bollman ; foreword by Francine Prose.

Edition First Abbeville Press edition.
Revised edition.
Publication Info. New York ; London : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2018.
©2018
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Description 167 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm
Note A previous edition of this book was published in German in 2006 by Elisabeth Sandmann Verlag, Munich, under the title Frauen, die schreiben, leben gefährlich and in English in 2007 by Merrell Publishers, London, under the title Women Who Write. Stefan Bollmann's text was translated from German by Helen Atkins and edited by Kirsty Seymour-Ure, with the exception of the following parts, which were translated by Russell Stockman: the entries on Margaret Atwood, Elena Ferrante, Amy Tan, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and portions of the entries on Toni Morrison, Isabel Allende, and Arundhati Roy.
Summary "Writing has not always been considered a suitable career for women. Indeed, it was once common for women authors to adopt a masculine pseudonym in order to be taken seriously. And even today, some women writers still struggle to obtain the same recognition that is given to their male counterparts. Nevertheless, women throughout the ages have overcome these obstacles to create literature of enduring importance. This attractive book brings together paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of some fifty outstanding women authors, from Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, and George Sand to Dorothy Parker, Simone de Beauvoir, and Toni Morrison. Each image is accompanied by an engaging commentary on the writer depicted, discussing the highlights of her career and the major themes of her work. Full of insight and inspiration, this is the perfect gift for any woman who writes" -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Women authors -- Biography.
Literature -- Women authors.
Added Author Atkins, Helen, translator.
Seymour-Ure, Kirsty, editor.
Stockman, Russell, editor.
Prose, Francine, 1947- writer of foreword.
Added Title Frauen, die schreiben, leben gefährlich. English.
ISBN 9780789213174 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0789213176 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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