Women's Literature from 1900 to 1960: Representative Works

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Jane Addams

Twenty Years at Hull House (essays) 1910

Simone de Beauvoir

L'invitée [She Came to Stay] (novel) 1943

Le deuxième sexe. 2 vols. [The Second Sex] (nonfiction) 1949

Tous les hommes sont mortels [All Men Are Mortal] (novel) 1946

Gwendolyn Bennett

"To a Dark Girl" (poem) 1923

"Fantasy" (poem) 1927

Elizabeth Bishop

"Roosters" (poem) 1946

Louise Bogan

The Blue Estuaries (poetry) 1923

Body of this Death (poetry) 1923

Sleeping Fury (poetry) 1937

Elizabeth Bowen

The House in Paris (novel) 1935

"The Demon Lover" (short story) 1945

Kay Boyle

American Citizen Naturalized in Leadville, Colorado (poetry) 1944

"Winter Night" (poem) 1946

Gwendolyn Brooks

A Street in Bronzeville (poetry) 1945

Annie Allen (poetry) 1949

Pearl S. Buck

The Good Earth (novel) 1931

Willa Cather

My Ántonia (novel) 1918

One of Ours (novel) 1922

Death Comes for the Archbishop (novel) 1927

Not under Forty (essays) 1936

Kate Chopin

The Awakening (novella) 1906

Rachel Crothers

The Three of Us (play) 1906

A Man's World (play) 1909

When Ladies Meet (play) 1932

Susan and God (play) 1937

Isak Dinesen

Seven Gothic Tales (short stories) 1934

Den Afrikanse Farm [Out of Africa] (autobiographical novel) 1937

Hilda Doolittle (H. D.)

Tribute to the Angels (poetry) 1945

"May 1943" (poem) 1950

Helen in Egypt (poetry and prose) 1961

Jessie Redmon Fauset

There is Confusion (novel) 1924

Plum Bun (novel) 1928

The Chinaberry Tree (novel) 1931

Zona Gale

Mothers to Men (short stories) 1911

Miss Lulu Bett (novel; also adapted as play) 1920

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"The Yellow Wallpaper" (novella) 1892

Women and Economics (nonfiction) 1898

Something to Vote For (play) 1911

Herland (novel) 1915

Susan Glaspell

Suppressed Desires (play) 1915

Trifles (play) 1916

Bernice (play) 1919

Alison's House (play) 1930

Shirley Graham

It's Morning (play) 1940

Angelina Weld Grimké

Rachel (play) 1916

Lillian Hellman

The Children's Hour (play) 1934

Days to Come (play) 1936

The Little Foxes (play) 1939

Watch on the Rhine (play) 1941

Elizabeth Jane Howard

The Long View (novel) 1956

Zora Neale Hurston

"How It Feels to Be Colored Me" (essay) 1928

Mules and Men (folklore) 1935

Their Eyes Were Watching God (novel) 1937

Dust Tracks on a Road (autobiography) 1942

Georgia Douglas Johnson

Safe (play) 1929

Nella Larsen

Quicksand (novel) 1928

Passing (novel) 1929

Doris Lessing

Martha Quest (novel) 1952

Amy Lowell

A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass (poetry) 1912

Pictures of the Floating World (poetry) 1919

Ballads for Sale (poetry) 1927

Edna St. Vincent Millay

A Few Figs from Thistles (poetry) 1920

Make Bright the Arrows: 1940 Notebook (poetry) 1940

Murder of Lidice (ballad) 1942

Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind (novel) 1936

Marianne Moore

Poems (poetry) 1924; also published as Observations, 1924

"In Distrust of Merits" (poem) 1943

Predilections (essays and criticism) 1955

Mollie Panter-Downes

One Fine Day (novel) 1946

Sylvia Plath

The Colossus (poetry) 1960

Katherine Anne Porter

The Ship of Fools (novel) 1927

Adrienne Rich

Change of World (poetry) 1951

The Diamond Cutters, and Other Poems (poetry) 1955

Muriel Rukeyser

Wake Island (poetry) 1942

Letter to the Front (poem) 1944

Edith Sitwell

Lullaby (poetry) 1942

Serenade: Any Man to Any Woman (poetry) 1942

Gertrude Stein

Tender Buttons: Objects, Food, Rooms (poetry) 1914

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (memoir) 1933

Elizabeth Taylor

At Mrs. Lippincote's (novel) 1945

Sara Teasdale

Helen of Troy, and Other Poems (poetry) 1911

Rivers to the Sea (poetry) 1915

A Country House (poetry) 1932

Edith Wharton

House of Mirth (novel) 1905

Tales of Men and Ghosts (short stories) 1910

Ethan Frome (novella) 1911

The Age of Innocence (novel) 1920

Virginia Woolf

Mrs. Dalloway (novel) 1925

A Room of One's Own (essay) 1929

Three Guineas (essay) 1938

Elinor Wylie

Nets to Catch the Wind (poetry) 1921

"Jewelled Bindings" (essay) 1923

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