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Author Roffman, Karin.

Title From the modernist annex : American women writers in museums and libraries / Karin Roffman
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents Women and the mutual development of museums and libraries -- Museums and memory in Edith Wharton's modern novels -- Nella Larsen, librarian at 135th Street -- Accidents happen in Marianne Moore's native habitat -- Finding freedom from museums and libraries in Ruth Benedict's poetry -- Conclusion
Summary In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the majority of women were forced to seek their education outside the walls of American universities. Many turned to museums and libraries, for their own enlightenment, for formal education, and also for their careers. In Roffman's close readings of four modernist writers--Edith Wharton, Nella Larsen, Marianne Moore, and Ruth Benedict--she studied the that modernist women writers were simultaneously critical of and shaped by these institutions. From the Modernist Annex offers new and critically significant ways of understanding these writers and their texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-246) and index
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Subject Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948.
Larsen, Nella.
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Libraries and women -- United States -- History.
Libraries in literature.
Libraries -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Museums and women -- United States -- History.
Museums in literature.
Museums -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women authors, American.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009036280
ISBN 0817383964 (electronic bk.)
9780817383961 (electronic bk.)