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By Sari Edelstein

While American literary heritage has lengthy stated the profound
effect of journalism on canonical male writers, Sari Edelstein argues that American women
writers have been additionally stimulated through a dynamic dating with the mainstream press. From the early
republic during the flip of the 20 th century, she bargains a complete reassessment of
writers reminiscent of Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Harriet Jacobs, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Drawing
on slave narratives, sentimental novels, and realist fiction, Edelstein examines how advances in
journalism—including the emergence of the penny press, the increase of the story-paper, and the
start of eyewitness reportage—shaped not just a feminine literary culture but additionally gender
conventions themselves.

Excluded from formal politics and missing the vote,
ladies writers have been deft analysts of the frequent tropes and aesthetic gestures of journalism,
which they alternately relied upon and resisted of their efforts to persuade public opinion and
to intrude in political debates. eventually, Between the unconventional and the News
is a undertaking of restoration that transforms our knowing of the genesis and the improvement of
American women’s writing.

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