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She writes from the perspective of a Laguna Pueblo woman—a culture that holds women in high respect. Allen’s novels elaborate on the roles and power of Native American women and are intended to raise the consciousness of Euro-American women. Allen’s themes abound with mythic dimensions of women’s relationships to the sacred, as well as the plight of contemporary Native American women. Her poems draw on her own multicultural background, using such sources as country-western music, Pueblo corn dances, Catholic masses, Mozart, Italian opera, and Arabic chanting.

This book received much acclaim and established Anderson as a talented modern American author. Winesburg, Ohio, together with Anderson’s other collections of short stories, The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1932), and Death in the Woods (1933), redirected the American short story with their simplistic, consciously naive style. In 1922, Anderson separated from Mitchell. He married Elizabeth Prall two years later. He published Many Marriages in 1921 and Dark Laughter in 1925. While vacationing in Virginia in 1927, 19 Anderson bought property in the Virginia countryside and purchased Marion Publishing Company in Marion, Virginia, where he became the editor of two newspapers.

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1992. Judson, Keren. Isaac Asimov: Master of Science Fiction. People to Know. : Enslow Publishers, 1998. Atwood, Margaret (Margaret Eleanor Atwood) (1939– ) novelist, poet, children’s fiction writer, short story writer One of Canada’s best-known living writers, Margaret Atwood has published poems, novels, 25 short stories, essays, criticism, and children’s literature in her prolific career. Her works have been translated into numerous languages and published in more than 25 countries.

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