Using a broad range of methodologies, the contributors examine the physical, sociopolitical, canonical, and psychological kinds of exile that women writers in Western culture have endured over the last hundred years. Djuna Barnes, Isak Dinesen, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, Alice Walker, and Doris Lessing are among the writers whose narratives of exile are studied. Originally published in 1989. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. |Demonstrates the widespread reform efforts and partisan political activities of elite white women in antebellum Virginia. An eye-opening contribution to the history of women's activism in the U.S.