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    The Beacon book of essays by contemporary American women / edited by Wendy Martin ; with the editorial assistance of Thomas Allen ... [et. al.].
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    Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, 1996.
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  • American essays -- Women authors.
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  • American essays.
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  • Women -- United States.
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    0807063460 (hc.)
    Description: 
    xvi, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
    Contents: 
    I. Generations: Essays on the Family: On Going Home / Joan Didion -- Brothers and Sisters / Alice Walker -- Only Daughter / Sandra Cisneros -- Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It) / Gloria Steinem -- Mother Tongue / Amy Tan -- My Father's Penis / Nancy K. Miller -- Balancing Act / Dani Shapiro -- The Deterioration of My Marriage / Maya Angelou -- Here: Grace / Nancy Mairs -- Thoughts on Becoming a Grandmother / Betty Friedan. -- II. Inside Passages: Essays on Self-Identity: Names / Mary McCarthy -- Hair / Marcia Aldrich -- A Friendship Forged on Concrete / Kathy Dobie -- An American in New York / Leanne Howe -- Dreams of a Black Christmas / Gwendolyn Brooks -- A Knowing So Deep / Toni Morrison -- La Guera / Cherrie Moraga -- Split at the Root: An Essay on Jewish Identity / Adrienne Rich -- Writing from the Darkness / Bell Hooks -- Monday, May 3rd, 1982 / May Sarton. -- III. Breaking the Silence: Women Confront Oppression and Violence: Speak for Yourself / Susan Faludi -- On Being the Object of Property / Patricia J. Williams -- A Beaut of a Shiner / Jane Slaughter -- Give and Take / Linda Katherine Cutting -- Death of Popeye / Shana Penn -- A Rape / Anonymous -- Amazing Rage / Barbara Mor. -- IV. Women's Bodies, Women's Choices: On Having a Baby / Margaret Mead -- Trying (and Trying and Trying) to Get Pregnant / Carolyn Coman -- Sperm in a Jar / Anne Taylor Fleming -- I Just Came Out Pregnant / Felicita Garcia -- A Moral Choice / Mary Gordon -- Consequences / Letty Cottin Pogrebin -- Standard Operating Procedure / Jane Shapiro. -- V. What the Lover Knows: Essays on Nature: Sight into Insight / Annie Dillard -- Waking / Linda Hogan -- Waking Up the Rake / Linda Hogan -- The Bowl / Terry Tempest Williams -- A Woman's Dance / Terry Tempest Williams -- A Very Warm Mountain / Ursula K. Le Guin.
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    Martin, Wendy, 1940-
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    Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310).
    Alternate Title: 
    Essays by contemporary American women.
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