The stories that shape us: contemporary women write about the West : an anthology

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Norton,
Pub. Date:
c1995.
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English
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Over the past decade a rich chorus of women's voices has emerged from the West. The Stories That Shape Us is an extraordinary anthology of twenty-six personal essays by contemporary women writers, many being published here for the first time. Ranging widely across the cultures and the regions of the West, these women relate stories of family and community, of race and gender, of commitment and displacement, of grief and repair, of spirituality and connection to the earth. Against the story of the Winning of the West, of men in (and against) the natural world, these writers propose a revised narrative, one more appropriate to a world facing stark limits and ecological disaster. Their stories are not new, but until recently we have been unable to hear them. The voices in The Stories That Shape Us have been shaped by their particular regions and cultures, but they speak to the nation, and they demand attention because they tell us what we need in order to survive. The contributors to The Stories That Shape Us are as diverse as the regions they speak from. Some of them are well-established, even best-selling authors; others are new voices soon to be heard on the national scene. All are united by their passion to tell the truth about their land and their lives - to tell the stories that have shaped them and that can help shape us all.
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subject_facet American literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Authors, American -- Homes and haunts -- West (U.S.), Authorship, West (U.S.) -- Biography, West (U.S.) -- In literature, West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life, West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century, Women -- West (U.S.) -- Biography, Women and literature -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century, Women authors, American -- Biography
title_display The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology
title_full The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology / edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth
title_short The stories that shape us :
title_sub contemporary women write about the West : an anthology
topic_facet American literature, Authors, American, Authorship, Biography, History, History and criticism, Homes and haunts, In literature, Intellectual life, Social life and customs, Women, Women and literature, Women authors, American