20th-century women writers


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fiction & drama

Allende, Isabel (b. 1942)

Barnes, Djuna (1892-1982)

Bowen, Elizabeth (1899-1973)

Bowles, Jane (1917-1973)

Boyle, Kay (1902-1992)

Byatt, A.S. (b. 1936)

Cather, Willa (1873-1947)

Cisneros, Sandra (b. 1954)

Didion, Joan (b. 1934)

Dinesen, Isac (Karen Blixen) (1885-1962)

Erdrich, Louise (b. 1954)

Glasgow, Ellen (1873-1945)

Glaspell, Susan (1876-1948)

Gordimer, Nadine (1923-2014)

Hurston, Zora Neale (1891-1960)

Jackson, Shirley (1919-1965)

Kincaid, Jamaica (b. 1949)

Larsen, Nella (1891-1964)

Lee, Harper (b. 1926)

Lessing, Doris (b. 1919)

Mitchell, Margaret (1900-1949)

Mansfield, Katherine (1888-1923)

Morrison, Toni (b. 1931)

Porter, Katherine Anne (1890-1980)

Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan (1896-1953)

Rhys, Jean (1890-1979)

Roy, Arundhati (b. 1961)

Stein, Gertrude (1874-1946)

Tan, Amy (b. 1952)

Walker, Alice (b. 1944)

Welty, Eudora (1909-2001)

Wharton, Edith (1862-1937)

Woolf, Virginia (1882-1941)


poetry

Angelou, Maya

Armantrout, Rae

Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei

Bishop, Elizabeth

Bogan, Louise

Dove, Rita

Dunbar-Nelson, Alice

Fraser, Kathleen

Graham, Jorie

Guest, Barbara

Hagedorn, Jessica

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)

Hejinian, Lyn

Howe, Fanny

Howe, Susan

Johnson, Georgia Douglas

Kumin, Maxine

Levertov, Denise

Lowell, Amy

Lorde, Audre

Loy, Mina

Millay, Edna St. Vincent

Moore, Marianne

Niedecker, Lorine

Olds, Sharon

Ozick, Cynthia

Plath, Sylvia

Rich, Adrienne

Riding, Laura

Sexton, Anne

Smith, Stevie

Stein, Gertrude

Wakoski, Diane

Waldman, Anne

Walker, Alice


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