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By Janet Burroway

ISBN-10: 022601407X

ISBN-13: 9780226014074

ISBN-10: 022601410X

ISBN-13: 9780226014104

In 1955, Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday night put up. “Lines on a Half-Painted House made it into the magazine—but no longer sooner than Kumin used to be requested to supply, through her husband’s enterprise, verification that the poem used to be her unique work.

Kumin, who went directly to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, used to be a part of a groundbreaking iteration of ladies writers who got here of age in the course of the midcentury feminist flow. by means of demanding the established order and finally discovering luck for themselves, they cleared the path for destiny generations of writers. In A tale better than My Own, Janet Burroway brings jointly Kumin, Julia Alvarez, Jane Smiley, Erica Jong, and fifteen different finished girls of this iteration to mirror on their writing lives.

The essays and poems featured during this assortment illustrate that even writers who in attaining severe and advertisement good fortune adventure a well-known trend of highs and lows over the process their careers. besides good fortune comes the strain to maintain it, in addition to a continuing look for subject material, all too common crises of self assurance, the demanding situations of a altering publishing scene, and the trouble of mixing writing with the standard stuff of life—family, marriage, jobs. The members, all now over the age of sixty, additionally confront the consequences of getting older, with its paradoxical duality of latest barriers and newfound freedom.

Taken jointly, those tales provide recommendation from adventure to writers in any respect phases in their careers and function a collective memoir of a really outstanding iteration of women.

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