The Resource The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology, edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth

The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology, edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth

Label
The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology
Title
The stories that shape us
Title remainder
contemporary women write about the West : an anthology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past decade a rich chorus of women's voices has emerged from the West. The Stories That Shape Us is an extraordinary anthology of twenty-six personal essays by contemporary women writers, many being published here for the first time. Ranging widely across the cultures and the regions of the West, these women relate stories of family and community, of race and gender, of commitment and displacement, of grief and repair, of spirituality and connection to the earth. Against the story of the Winning of the West, of men in (and against) the natural world, these writers propose a revised narrative, one more appropriate to a world facing stark limits and ecological disaster. Their stories are not new, but until recently we have been unable to hear them. The voices in The Stories That Shape Us have been shaped by their particular regions and cultures, but they speak to the nation, and they demand attention because they tell us what we need in order to survive. The contributors to The Stories That Shape Us are as diverse as the regions they speak from. Some of them are well-established, even best-selling authors; others are new voices soon to be heard on the national scene. All are united by their passion to tell the truth about their land and their lives - to tell the stories that have shaped them and that can help shape us all
Action
committed to retain
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
814/.540803278
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS271
LC item number
.S76 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Jordan, Teresa
  • Hepworth, James
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • West (U.S.)
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Women authors, American
  • Women
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
  • Authorship
Label
The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology, edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Skookum. Dear Uncle Vince / Shannon Applegate -- Poetry and prejudice / Judith Barrington -- All but the waltz. The unwanted child / Mary Clearman Blew -- Lessons in silence / Judy Blunt -- Lakota woman. Civilize them with a stick / Mary Crow Dog -- How does the dance begin? / Judith Freeman -- Born fi' dead. The harder they fall / Laurie Gunst -- Bloodlines. Transitions / Janet Campbell Hale -- Land circle. Why one peaceful woman carries a pistol / Linda Hasselstrom -- Episodes from Farewell to Manzanar / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston -- Riding the white horse home. Bones / Teresa Jordan
  • The woman warrior. A song for a barbarian reed pipe / Maxine Hong Kingston -- Porcupine dusk / Page Lambert -- Banning writ large / Patricia Nelson Limerick -- Waist-high in the west / Nancy Mairs -- Through dreams and shadows / Joanne Mulcahy -- Dakota. Getting to hope / Kathleen Norris -- Growing up game / Brenda Peterson -- Hoyt Street. Coming of age / Mary Helen Ponce -- Songs of the fluteplayer. Illegal aliens / Sharmon Apt Russell -- Nana / Maxine Scates -- The delicacy and strength of lace. Roosters and the power of love / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Sister-wife / Dorothy Allred Solomon -- The city I colored white / Kathleen Tyau -- Black women and the wilderness / Evelyn C. White -- An unspoken hunger. The village watchman / Terry Tempest Williams
Control code
ocm30624515
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
396 pages
Lccn
94020846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30624515
Label
The stories that shape us : contemporary women write about the West : an anthology, edited by Teresa Jordan and James R. Hepworth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Skookum. Dear Uncle Vince / Shannon Applegate -- Poetry and prejudice / Judith Barrington -- All but the waltz. The unwanted child / Mary Clearman Blew -- Lessons in silence / Judy Blunt -- Lakota woman. Civilize them with a stick / Mary Crow Dog -- How does the dance begin? / Judith Freeman -- Born fi' dead. The harder they fall / Laurie Gunst -- Bloodlines. Transitions / Janet Campbell Hale -- Land circle. Why one peaceful woman carries a pistol / Linda Hasselstrom -- Episodes from Farewell to Manzanar / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston -- Riding the white horse home. Bones / Teresa Jordan
  • The woman warrior. A song for a barbarian reed pipe / Maxine Hong Kingston -- Porcupine dusk / Page Lambert -- Banning writ large / Patricia Nelson Limerick -- Waist-high in the west / Nancy Mairs -- Through dreams and shadows / Joanne Mulcahy -- Dakota. Getting to hope / Kathleen Norris -- Growing up game / Brenda Peterson -- Hoyt Street. Coming of age / Mary Helen Ponce -- Songs of the fluteplayer. Illegal aliens / Sharmon Apt Russell -- Nana / Maxine Scates -- The delicacy and strength of lace. Roosters and the power of love / Leslie Marmon Silko -- Sister-wife / Dorothy Allred Solomon -- The city I colored white / Kathleen Tyau -- Black women and the wilderness / Evelyn C. White -- An unspoken hunger. The village watchman / Terry Tempest Williams
Control code
ocm30624515
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
396 pages
Lccn
94020846
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)30624515

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