A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers

A Story Larger than My Own Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers In Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday Evening Post Lines on a Half Painted House made it into the magazine but not before Kumin was asked to produce via her husband s employer verif

  • Title: A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers
  • Author: Janet Burroway
  • ISBN: 9780226014104
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1955, Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday Evening Post Lines on a Half Painted House made it into the magazine but not before Kumin was asked to produce, via her husband s employer, verification that the poem was her original work Kumin, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, was part of a groundbreaking generation of women writers who came of aIn 1955, Maxine Kumin submitted a poem to the Saturday Evening Post Lines on a Half Painted House made it into the magazine but not before Kumin was asked to produce, via her husband s employer, verification that the poem was her original work Kumin, who went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, was part of a groundbreaking generation of women writers who came of age during the midcentury feminist movement By challenging the status quo and ultimately finding success for themselves, they paved the way for future generations of writers In A Story Larger than My Own, Janet Burroway brings together Kumin, Julia Alvarez, Jane Smiley, Erica Jong, and fifteen other accomplished women of this generation to reflect on their writing lives The essays and poems featured in this collection illustrate that even writers who achieve critical and commercial success experience a familiar pattern of highs and lows over the course of their careers Along with success comes the pressure to sustain it, as well as a constant search for subject matter, all too frequent crises of confidence, the challenges of a changing publishing scene, and the difficulty of combining writing with the ordinary stuff of life family, marriage, jobs The contributors, all now over the age of sixty, also confront the effects of aging, with its paradoxical duality of new limitations and newfound freedom Taken together, these stories offer advice from experience to writers at all stages of their careers and serve as a collective memoir of a truly remarkable generation of women.

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    1. Janet Burroway

      Janet Burroway is the author of seven novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk runner up for the national Book award , Opening Nights, and Cutting Stone a volume of poetry, Material Goods a collection of essays, Embalming Mom and two children s books, The Truck on the Track and The Giant Jam Sandwich Her most recent plays, Medea With Child, Sweepstakes, Division of Property, and Parts of Speech, have received readings and productions in New York, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, and various regional theatres Her Writing Fiction is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and a multi genre textbook, Imaginative Writing, appeared in 2002 A B.A from Barnard College and M.A from Cambridge University, England, she was Yale School of Drama RCA NBC Fellow 1960 61, and is Robert O Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University in Tallahassee.

    863 thoughts on “A Story Larger than My Own: Women Writers Look Back on Their Lives and Careers”

    1. On studying personal essays of women, I found most of the stories engaging. It's not a fast book to read, at least not for me, since there's a lot of introspection, but it does let the reader get to know the authors better in this collection.


    2. Nineteen distinguished poets and prose writers (with some of these being cross-over writers) discuss their lives, careers and experiences as writers, amid making their way through the white male-dominated arenas of publishing and academia. All look back from their sixth decade. I found their stories and advice compelling, and both dismaying and inspiring. Now these women face yet another prejudice--agism. Writers include Janet Burroway, Julia Alvarez, Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Blais, Rosellen B [...]


    3. This book gave me a new lease on life. Every author had something to share that helped me with my own doubts and fears as I face retirement. I would suggest this book as mandatory reading for every woman looking at a life style change. All of these brave women have smoothed the way for those of us following them into that other world.Judith Ortiz Cofer, Jane Smiley and Laura Tohe had stories that resonated within me. Cofer links her ability to tell tales as thinking back through her mothers - an [...]


    4. An excellent and important book about being a woman writer "of a certain age." It can actually be read on many levels: for its insights about writing, both as a career and as an avocation; as a look back into what it meant to break into the writing world as a woman; the stages you go through when you have a long career; and what it means to be in the end stages of that career. There are 19 essays and an introduction by the editor, Janet Borroway, making it easy to pick up and read here and there [...]


    5. Interesting, inspiring, brief but pithy essays (some from public talks) by women writers old enough to know what a writing life and career are like (the youngest is in her 60s). Funny, poignant, personal anecdotes, herstories and information relevant to all writers, not just women, today. Highly recommend if you are a writer, now, or want to be, or have ever been.


    6. Enjoyable mix of perspectives; since I was not familiar with many of the writers, the bonus was eight books added to my 'to read' list



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