314 pp., 6.125 x 9.25
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4111-2
Published: February 1984
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1955-2
Published: July 2014
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Awards & distinctions
1986 Emily Toth Award, Women's Caucus of the Popular and American Culture Associations
About the Author
Annette Kolodny is former Dean of the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona. She currently teaches courses on ecocriticism and the American frontiers at the University of Arizona.
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"This is not only a masterful work of scholarship and organization, but a much-needed counter-balance to the much-articulated myth of the American Adam. . . . In redeeming this material from oblivion, Annette Kolodny permits us a privileged look at roots we may otherwise never have known we had."--Margaret Atwood
"[Kolodny's] ambitious study of women's changing responses to the experience of settling the American continent radically revises our understanding of both American history and American literature. . . . Again and again, her sensitivity to issues of gender has led her to see familiar texts in dazzlingly original ways."--Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"Masterful . . . . It reads like a good detective story, and appeals to the same instincts for discovery of the hidden, for problem solving. In redeeming this material from oblivion, Annette Kolodny permits us a privileged look at roots we may otherwise never have known we had.'