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Susan Glaspell's Century of American Women: A Critical Interpretation of Her Work

Veronica Makowsky


As a female writer in the shadow of the cultural nimbus generated by her male peers, and as a transcendentalist in the spirit of Emerson among modernists, Susan Glaspell has suffered from literary obscurity from the start. An accomplished playwright, and co-founder of the Provincetown Players, Glaspell created self-reliant female heroines in works which were often dismissed as “experimental” by her colleagues. By focusing on the women of Glaspell’s writing and their struggles with the issues of motherhood and social limitation, this book seeks to vindicate Susan Glaspell and to offer her work ... More

Keywords: Provincetown Players, female heroines, motherhood, canon, modernists, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195078664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195078664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Veronica Makowsky, author
Louisiana State University