Women's Literature from 1960 to the Present: Representative Works

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Denise Chávez

The Last of the Menu Girls (short stories) 1986

Face of an Angel (novel) 1994

Alice Childress

Florence (play) 1949

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black and White (play) 1966

Wine in the Wilderness (play) 1969

A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (novel) 1973

Frank Chin

Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Asian American Writers [editor, with others] (anthology) 1974

Hélène Cixous

Dedans [Inside] (novel) 1969

La Jeune née [with Catherine Clément; The Newly Born Woman] (essays) 1975

Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (essays) 1976

Holy the Firm (essays) 1977

Teaching a Stone to Talk (essays) 1982

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Arranged Marriage (short stories) 1995

The Mistress of Spices (novel) 1997

Rosalyn Drexler

The Line of Least Existence and Other Plays (plays) 1967

The Cosmopolitan Girl (novel) 1974

Buchi Emecheta

Second Class Citizen (novel) 1974

The Bride Price (novel) 1976

Maria Irene Fornes

The Widow (play) 1961

Fefu and Her Friends (play) 1977

The Conduct of Life (play) 1985

Rebecca Gilman

The Land of Little Horses (play) 1992

The Glory of Living (play) 2001

Joy Harjo

She Had Some Horses (poetry) 1983

In Mad Love and War (poetry) 1990

The Woman Who Fell from the Sky (poetry) 1994

Beth Henley

Crimes of the Heart (play) 1979

The Debutante Ball (play) 1985

Gish Jen

Mona in the Promised Land (novel) 1996

Who's Irish?: And Other Stories (short stories) 1999

Erica Jong

Fruits & Vegetables (poetry) 1971

Fear of Flying (novel) 1973

Half-Lives (poetry) 1973

Any Woman's Blues (novel) 1990

Sappho's Leap (novel) 2003

Adrienne Kennedy

Funnyhouse of a Negro (play) 1962

A Movie Star Has to Star in Black and White (play) 1976

People Who Led to My Plays (autobiography) 1987

Maxine Hong Kingston

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (novel) 1976

China Men (nonfiction) 1980

Joy Kogawa

Obasan (novel) 1981

The Rain Ascends (novel) 1995

Audre Lorde

The Black Unicorn (poetry) 1978

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (memoir) 1982

Anchee Min

Red Azalea (memoir) 1994

Katherine (novel) 1995

Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye (novel) 1970

Sula (novel) 1973

Song of Solomon (novel) 1977

Beloved (novel) 1987

Bharati Mukherjee

The Tiger's Daughter (novel) 1972

The Middleman and Other Stories (short stories) 1988

The Holder of the World (short stories) 1993

Rochelle Owens

Futz (play) 1965

Chucky's Hunch (play) 1981

Sylvia Plath

The Bell Jar (novel) 1963

Ariel (poetry) 1965

Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter (short stories) 1965

Adrienne Rich

The Dream of a Common Language: Poems, 1974-1977 (poetry) 1978

An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems, 1988-1991 (poetry) 1991

Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995 (poetry) 1995

Wendy Rose

Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993 (poetry) 1994

Ntozake Shange

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf: A Choreopoem (play) 1975

Boogie Woogie Landscapes (play) 1979

Mary Tallmountain

There is no Word for Goodbye (poetry) 1981

Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club (novel) 1989

The Hundred Secret Senses (novel) 1995

The Bonesetter's Daughter (novel) 2001

Megan Terry

Calm Down Mother: A Transformation Play for Three Women (play) 1965

Viet Rock: A Folk War Movie (musical) 1966

Approaching Simone (play) 1970

Alice Walker

You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down (short stories) 1981

The Color Purple (novel) 1982

Mitsuye Yamada

Camp Notes and Other Poems (poetry) 1976

Hisaye Yamamoto

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (short stories) 1988

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