These Modern Women

These Modern Women

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In 1926 and 1927, theNation published 17 anonymous essays by qwomen active in professional and public life.q The editor's objective was qto discover the origin of their modern point of view toward men, marriage, children, and jobs.q In her introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses the issues raised --- from alcoholism to celibacy, from mother-daughter relationships to politics --- and identifies and examines the lives of the authors, among whom are Crystal Eastman, Mary Austin, and Genevieve Taggard.Autobiographical Essays from the Twenties Elaine Showalter ... My journalistic career, the fact that I have turned to account in printed word and cold cash the curiosity that drove me in my groping middle years, is the source of a certain pride and self-confidence which is the springboard for my future. Now ... In many details, her story resembles that of the other lawyer in the Nation series, Crystal Eastman.

Title:These Modern Women
Author: Elaine Showalter
Publisher:Feminist Press at CUNY - 1989

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