Spring 1990, Vol. 9, No. 1


From the Editor, 7-10
Holly Laird


Self, Subject, and Resistance: Marginalities and Twentieth-Century Autobiographical Practice, 11-24
Sidonie Smith

Stratagems of the Strong, Strategems of the Weak: Autobiographical Prose of the Seventeenth-Century Hispanic Convent, 25-42
Electa Arenal and Stacey Schlau

Writing Innocence: Fanny Burney’s Evelina, 43-57
Joanne Cutting-Gray

“The synthesis of my being”: Autobiography and the Reproduction of Identity in Virginia Woolf, 59-78
LuAnn McCracken

H. D.’s Autoheterography, 79-106
Dianne Chisholm

I’ll Tell You No Lies: Mary McCarthy’s Memories of a Catholic Girlhood and the Fictions of Authority, 107-126
Barbara Rose


Edith Wharton’s Mothers and Daughters, 127-131
Susan Goodman


Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography, edited by Bella Brodzki and Celeste Schenck, 133-135
Patricia Madoo-Lengermann and Jill Niebrugge-Brantley

Imaging American Women: Idea and Ideals in Cultural History, by Martha Banta; Subject to Change: Reading Feminist Writing, by Nancy K. Miller; The Female Autograph: Theory and Practice of Autobiography from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century, edited by Domna C. Stanton, 135-139
Barbara Green

A Poetics of Women’s Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation, by Sidonie Smith; The Private Self: Theory and Practice of Women’s Autobiographical Writings, edited by Shari Benstock, 139-142
Linda Wagner-Martin

The Autobiographical Subject: Gender and Ideology in Eighteenth-Century England, by Felicity A. Nussbaum, 143-144
Terri Nickel

Centuries of Female Days: Englishwomen’s Private Diaries, by Harriet Blodgett, 144-146
Lillian S. Robinson

The Piozzi Letters, Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (Formerly Mrs. Thrale), Volume 1, 1784-1791, edited by Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom, 147-149
Betty Rizzo

Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions, by Linda S. Kauffman, 149-150
Joan Hinde Stewart

Writing the Female Voice: Essays on Epistolary Literature, edited by Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, 150-152
Joan Hinde Stewart

On Their Own: Widows and Widowhood in the American Southwest, 1848-1939, edited by Arlene Scadron; American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives, by Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands, 152-156
Manuel G. Gonzales

Monstrous Regiment: The Lady Knight in Sixteenth-Century Epic, by Lillian S. Robinson, 156-158
Marie Cornelia

Women in the First Capitalist Society: Experiences in Seventeenth-Century England, by Margaret George, 158-160
Margaret W. Ferguson

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Woman and Artist, by Helen Cooper, 160-163
Joyce Zonana

Ellen Terry: Player in Her Time, Nina Auerbach, 163-165
Robin Sheets

Mary Wollstonecraft Sojourner Truth Margaret Atwood Abigail Adams Amy Tan H.D. Simone de Beauvoir Zora Neale Hurston Frances Burney Virginia Woolf

"The white saxifrage with the indented leafe is moste commended for the breakinge of the Stone."

— Turner, Herbal, III, 68 [1568]