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Quilt Stories by Cecilia Macheski


Quilt Stories by Cecilia Macheski

Featuring the work of Bobbie Ann Mason, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Sharyn McCrumb, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marge Piercy, Adrienne Rich, and many others, Quilt Stories is a colorful literary album of stories, poems, and plays that celebrate quilting as a pattern in women's literary history. These stories - grouped under the themes of memory, courtship, struggle, mystery, and wisdom - reflect the importance of quilting in the lives of American women, not only as a practical craft and a creative outlet, but also as an integral part of the social community.


Macheski has pieced together a variety of literary fabrics into a unique design which represents women's struggle for identity in a masculine world. -The Benton, Arkansas Courier; -Quilt Stories is an important chronicle of women's literary achievements and history. -United Methodist Reporter; Quilt Stories will bring pleasure to your day. -Chattanooga Times

About the Author

Cecilia Macheski is professor of English at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 2001


Cecilia Macheski

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The University Press of Kentucky


304 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories



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