A to Z of American Women Writers (A to Z of Women) by Carol Kort

By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American ladies have had an extended and important influence at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, reporters, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different different types of writers.

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Ever the reformer, Bly provided the workers with new benefits such as a medical clinic. She also initiated physical fitness by providing gymnasiums and bowling alleys, and she promoted mental fitness by opening libraries with staff trained to teach employees how to read. For almost 10 years she managed her husband’s two multimillion-dollar companies. Unfortunately, the company’s finances were grossly mismanaged by unscrupulous financial associates Bly had trusted, ultimately forcing her to declare bankruptcy.

Bombeck’s wry, astute observations about the realities of being a suburban housewife were syndicated nationwide by more than 700 newspapers. , 1978). Bombeck then carried her piquant interpretations of the lives of ordinary housewives to televi- Popular columnist and humorist Erma Bombeck poses by her typewriter. (Tom Arma) 26 sion. For 11 years, beginning in 1975, she held a regular slot as a daily correspondent on ABC’s Good Morning America show, joining celebrities such as Geraldo Rivera and David Hartman and interviewing others, including Zsa Zsa Gabor in Gabor’s king-size bed.

She traveled abroad to Italy to study healing prayer techniques, and the growth eventually disappeared. While in England she met the novelist H. G. ” In 1910 she returned to the United States. That year The Arrow-Maker, a play about a female shaman, was produced in New York City. In 1924 Austin settled in Sante Fe, New Mexico, where she became increasingly involved in Native American rights and Hispanic culture and also worked as an ardent champion of birth control. Her home was a center for visiting luminaries, including Willa Cather, who wrote Death Comes for the Archbishop there.

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