A sequel to the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, presenting portraits and profiles of fearless women writers past and present 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.
Francine Prose, author of sixteen books of fiction, lives in New York City.
Women featured in Women Who Write Are Dangerous: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Christine de Pisan (1364-1430) Madeleine de Scudery (1607-1701) Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Germaine de Stael (1766-1817) Rahel Varnhagen (1771-1833) Jane Austen (1775-1817) Bettina von Arnim (1785-1859) George Sand (1804-1876) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) The Bronte Sisters: Charlotte (1816-1855); Emily (1818-1848); Anne (1820-1849) Bozena Nemcova (1820-1862) Ingeborg Bachman (1826-1973) Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) Selma Lagerloef (1858-1940) Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Else Lasker-Schuler (1869-1945) Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) Miles Franklin (1879-1954) Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Karen Blixen (1885-1962) Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Milena Jesenska (1896-1944) Lilli Jahn (1900-1944) Anais Nin (1903-1977) Irene Nemirovsky (1903-1942) Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) Erika Mann (1905-1969) Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) Elsa Morante (1912-1985) Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) Carson McCullers (1917-1967) Doris Lessing (1919-2013) Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) Anne Frank (1929-1945) Toni Morrison (1931-Present) Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Francoise Sagan (1935-2004) Margaret Atwood (1939-Present) Isabel Allende (1942-Present) Amy Tan (1952-Present) Arundhati Roy (1961-Present) Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie (1977-Present)