By Mary Reichardt
Women were writing within the Catholic culture considering that early medieval instances, but no unmarried quantity has introduced jointly severe reviews in their works earlier. the 1st reference of its sort, Catholic ladies Writers offers entries on sixty four Catholic ladies writers from world wide and around the centuries. all of the entries is written by means of a professional contributor and incorporates a biography of the writer; a serious dialogue of her works, in particular her Catholic and women's topics; an outline of her severe reception; and a bibliography of fundamental and secondary sources.
Authors writing in all genres, together with fiction, autobiography, poetry, kid's literature, and essays, are represented. The entries provide unique recognition to the authors' use of Catholic subject matters, buildings, traditions, tradition, and spirituality. The writers surveyed variety from medical professionals of the Church to mystics and visionaries, to people who hire Catholic subject matters essentially in ancient and cultural contexts, to people who critique the culture. An introductory essay locations the writers in the ancient and literary contexts of women's writing within the Catholic culture, and the quantity closes with a particular, normal bibliography.
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