These workers worked in domestic service, needlework, laundry, factories, or farming (vlmcbeath). Though there still is a wage gap between men and women today, it was on a much larger scale in the Victorian Era. Women earned a large amount less than their male counterparts (vlmcbeath). For some, working was a core part of life, and for others marriage was
As we can read in Hélène Cixous 1976 work “The laugh of the Medusa” that woman must write herself: must write about woman and bring woman to writing. Therefore, a truly feminine creation should be from woman, about woman and for woman. Undeniably, the work of one of the most popular female writers of modern literature consummately fit in that statement. Margit Sandemo (born on 23 April 1924 in Norway) is a writer of Norwegian-Swedish extraction. She is the one of the best-selling author in the Nordic Countries since her best known series “The Legend of the Ice People” was published in 1982.
Not long after her therapist had passed away and Joanne decided to carry on with the book and write a fictional story about her sickness, and the way her therapist impacted her. The book became her best selling novel upon many other books she had published. Joanne Now lives on a mountain top near Colorado with her husband in which she had two children with. She spends her time tutoring in Latin and Hebrew, and teaches cultural anthropology and fiction writing at the Colorado School of Mines; as well as writing on her own
June Flaum Singer is an American author of romance novels that is best known for tackling taboo topics in her novels. Flaum Singer debuted into literary fiction with the publishing of Debutantes in 1982. The novel was a popular and unconventional novel at the time that it instantly went to the top of the bestseller lists of that year. Between 1982 and 1993 she wrote nine more works; seven in fiction and two nonfiction works about house decorating and money management. June is the daughter to Mayer Flaum a painter from Beverly Hills California.
Although feminism in literature began in early 1960’s, there were many writers who had been preparing for it since long. In English fiction the first few names that come to mind in that respect are Bronte sisters who gave much more power to the woman characters than known earlier. This aspect of their writing has not been explored fully by the critics and scholars. This paper is focused on the elements of feminism in their fiction which paved way for later generation authors and inspired them to present the women characters in more meaningful ways in their literary works. Key words: Feminism, Bronte Sisters, Victorian literature, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Anne Bronte “This has always been man’s world”1 laments Simone de Beavouir.
Continuing her literature career, Alvarez publishes the sequel In The Time of The Butterflies in 1994. Both of these novels were inspired by Alvarez’s background and childhood and became so popular due to the unknown content they contained and the amount of emotion Alvarez was able to write with (Alvarez 334). Following the publication of her first two novels Alvarez turned to poetry as a way to express her overabundance of emotion. She completed multiple poems including “The Otherside”, “Seven Trees”, “Cry Out” and “The Women I Kept to Myself” between 1995 and 2004. In addition, Alvarez completed four other long fiction works from 1997-2006 including, !Yo!, and Saving the World.
During the time when patriarchy was dominating women were considered powerful within their domestic roles. Which means their decision were limited to their role and less considered in all other social activities. This meant that women are still treated as subordinates to men in a meaningful social institution like the church, government society and their family. Origin of western patriarchy. Gerda Lerner (1986) mentioned that in global perspective, patriarchy has had many different origins.
Abstract: Bharati Mukherjee started writing in the late 1970s and still proves her mettle through her novels and short stories. The middle man and other stories by Bharati Mukherjee focuses on the challenges of early immigrants. Bharati Mukherjee herself got involved so much that she went to the extent of developing one story “Jasmine” into a full - fledged novel. The collection of short stories helps the readers to gather valuable inputs about the struggle for survival and the ultimate triumph of early immigrants. I.
At a very young age of 12, she topped the entire Presidency in Matriculation examination from Madras University. Due to her passion for reading, she took a break from studies and involved herself in extensive reading on various subjects. In 1895, at the age of sixteen, she travelled to England to study first at King 's College London and subsequently at Girton College and Cambridge. After finishing her studies in 1898, she got married. This was a time when inter-caste marriages were rare and considered a crime in the Indian society.
Sarojini Naidu was a brilliant student. She was proficient in Urdu, Telugu, English, Bengali, and Persian. At the age of twelve, Sarojini Naidu attained national fame when she topped the matriculation examination at Madras University. Her father wanted her to become a mathematician or scientist but Sarojini Naidu was interested in poetry. She started writing poems in English.