The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women

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A. Susan Williams, Richard Glyn Jones
Penguin Books, 1996 - Fiction - 560 pages
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Fantasy long has been a vehicle that women have used to express their creative diversity and free themselves from a male-dominated literary establishment. This collection contains 38 short stories written by women from 1941 to the present. It includes new voices from four continents and writers better known for other fictions, such as Joyce Carol Oates, Fay Weldon, P.D. James, and others.

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Not all to my taste but with a collection of this size and breadth there is plenty to satisfy. Lovely to reread Leigh Brackett's "The Lake of the Gone Forever". Le Guin's "Sur", though to my mind not ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

A. Susan Williams is Lecturer in History of Education at the Institute of Education.

Joanna Russ was born in New York City on February 22, 1937. She received a degree in English from Cornell University in 1957 and a MFA in playwriting from the Yale Drama School in 1960. She taught at various colleges and universities during her lifetime including a long stint at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a critic and science fiction writer best known for books of criticism such as The Female Man (1975) and How to Suppress Women's Writing (1984) as well as the novel And Chaos Died (1970). She died on April 29, 2011 at the age of 74.

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