An Angle of Vision: Women Writers on Their Poor and Working-Class Roots

An Angle of Vision Women Writers on Their Poor and Working Class Roots Uncommon perspectives by prominent women writers on class money family and home

  • Title: An Angle of Vision: Women Writers on Their Poor and Working-Class Roots
  • Author: Lorraine López
  • ISBN: 9780472050789
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • Uncommon perspectives by prominent women writers on class, money, family, and home

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    1. This book highlights gendered and raced dimensions of growing up working class, poor and marginilized. Some of the essays resonated with me more and some less, but in general, I really liked this collection.

    2. I am so proud that one of my essays was included in this volume, and happy to have taken a couple of days to re-read the essays of others. It was an honor to be included with Dorothy Allison, Lynn Pruett and the amazing Lisa Chavez. All the essays were all so great, but I especially enjoyed Queen for a Day by Amelia Maria De La Luz Montes. I love this from Joy Castro: To be a writer is to claim a voice, a hard thing for anyone schooled to silence. You step into the light on your own terms now, y [...]

    3. One contributor recalls a house adorned with handmade “No Trespassing!” signs and year-round Christmas lights; another remembers her nearly all-white junior high school, where the restroom mirror was one of the few places she saw a black face. Eighteen authors describe the challenges and rewards of an underfunded upbringing.

    4. Reading these personal essays made me more interested in reading their fiction and poetry. I'm already familiar with the work of a couple of these writers, but I've now got a much longer to-read list.

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