Comic visions, female voices: contemporary women novelists by Barbara Bennett

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Mark Twain's Humor: The Image of a World (Dallas, 1962), 8. 16. Jones, Tomorrow, 41. 17. Richard H. , 1968); Jay Broadus Hubbel includes only five women in his bibliography The South in American Literature, 16071900 (Durham, 1954); and The Literary South (Baton Rouge, 1979), edited by Louis B. , gives a weak overview of women's contributions. 18. Kathryn B. D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996), 25, 24, 23. Page 8 cause they are not male. Moreover, it has been male scholars who have generally assigned them this label, falsely assuming that men's writing has universal appeal, whereas women's writing only appeals to women.

Hugh Holman, "Detached Laughter in the South," in Comic Relief, ed. , Mark Twain's Humor: The Image of a World (Dallas, 1962), 8. 16. Jones, Tomorrow, 41. 17. Richard H. , 1968); Jay Broadus Hubbel includes only five women in his bibliography The South in American Literature, 16071900 (Durham, 1954); and The Literary South (Baton Rouge, 1979), edited by Louis B. , gives a weak overview of women's contributions. 18. Kathryn B. D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996), 25, 24, 23.

Jones, Tomorrow, 41. 17. Richard H. , 1968); Jay Broadus Hubbel includes only five women in his bibliography The South in American Literature, 16071900 (Durham, 1954); and The Literary South (Baton Rouge, 1979), edited by Louis B. , gives a weak overview of women's contributions. 18. Kathryn B. D. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996), 25, 24, 23. Page 8 cause they are not male. Moreover, it has been male scholars who have generally assigned them this label, falsely assuming that men's writing has universal appeal, whereas women's writing only appeals to women.

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