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Kate Chopin on pot smoking. Pauline Hopkins on alchemy and the undead. Sui Sin Far on cross-dressing. Emma Lazarus and Angelina Weld Grimké on lesbian longing. Julia Ward Howe on intersexuality. Perhaps the first of its kind, Radicals is a two-volume collection of writings by American women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with special attention paid to the Kate Chopin on pot smoking. Pauline Hopkins on alchemy and the undead. Sui Sin Far on cross-dressing. Emma Lazarus and Angelina Weld Grimké on lesbian longing. Julia Ward Howe on intersexuality. Perhaps the first of its kind, Radicals is a two-volume collection of writings by American women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with special attention paid to the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Asian American women. In Volume 1: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, selections span from early works like Sarah Louise Forten’s anti-slavery poem “The Grave of the Slave” (1831) and Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall (1855), a novel about her struggle to break into the male-dominated field of journalism, to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s revenge fantasy, “When I Was a Witch” (1910) and Georgia Douglas Johnson’s poem on the fraught nature of African American motherhood, “Maternity” (1922). In between, readers will discover many vibrant and challenging lesser-known texts that are rarely collected today. Some, indeed, have been out of print for more than a century. Unique among anthologies of American literature, Radicals undoes such silences by collecting the underrepresented, the uncategorizable, the unbowed—powerful writings by American women of genius and audacity who looked toward, and wrote toward, what Charlotte Perkins Gilman called “a lifted world.”  


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Kate Chopin on pot smoking. Pauline Hopkins on alchemy and the undead. Sui Sin Far on cross-dressing. Emma Lazarus and Angelina Weld Grimké on lesbian longing. Julia Ward Howe on intersexuality. Perhaps the first of its kind, Radicals is a two-volume collection of writings by American women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with special attention paid to the Kate Chopin on pot smoking. Pauline Hopkins on alchemy and the undead. Sui Sin Far on cross-dressing. Emma Lazarus and Angelina Weld Grimké on lesbian longing. Julia Ward Howe on intersexuality. Perhaps the first of its kind, Radicals is a two-volume collection of writings by American women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with special attention paid to the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Asian American women. In Volume 1: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, selections span from early works like Sarah Louise Forten’s anti-slavery poem “The Grave of the Slave” (1831) and Fanny Fern’s Ruth Hall (1855), a novel about her struggle to break into the male-dominated field of journalism, to Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s revenge fantasy, “When I Was a Witch” (1910) and Georgia Douglas Johnson’s poem on the fraught nature of African American motherhood, “Maternity” (1922). In between, readers will discover many vibrant and challenging lesser-known texts that are rarely collected today. Some, indeed, have been out of print for more than a century. Unique among anthologies of American literature, Radicals undoes such silences by collecting the underrepresented, the uncategorizable, the unbowed—powerful writings by American women of genius and audacity who looked toward, and wrote toward, what Charlotte Perkins Gilman called “a lifted world.”  

26 review for Radicals, Volume 1: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama: Audacious Writings by American Women, 1830-1930

  1. 5 out of 5

    Harley

    The tagline for this book is ‘Audacious Writings by American Women, 1830-1930’. Firstly, can I say how much I love the word audacious? I think audacity is something we should all strive for in life. Anyway, this book. It’s a collection of short stories, poems and excerpts from longer prose works by women who were stepping outside of the lot assigned to them and speaking with voices that were loud and engaging. Women unafraid to show a view of the world as it was, not how everyone would have like The tagline for this book is ‘Audacious Writings by American Women, 1830-1930’. Firstly, can I say how much I love the word audacious? I think audacity is something we should all strive for in life. Anyway, this book. It’s a collection of short stories, poems and excerpts from longer prose works by women who were stepping outside of the lot assigned to them and speaking with voices that were loud and engaging. Women unafraid to show a view of the world as it was, not how everyone would have liked it to be. With lesser-known works by well-known authors such as Charlotte Perkins-Gillman or Harriet Beecher Stowe and on through a diverse range of authors: Sui Sin Far, Emma Lazarus, Angelina Weld Grimké and Julia Ward Howe to name a few, this is a book which brings life to the issues that mattered to these authors. Intersexuality, loss, death, recreational drugs… it’s all here. What I like about the way these works are presented is that each author is given an identity. We see photographs of them, learn a little of their history and this contextualises their works, bringing their voices to life on the pages of this anthology. And the works curated here are artfully chosen and presented thoughtfully. Longer works are interspersed with poetry, and most of the authors have one or two works presented, giving a broader perspective on their writing. This was like reading a history book written by the people who lived it – a snapshot of the feelings of these authors and their views on what was going on around them, living and breathing in these pages. Really fantastic. I’d highly recommend bookmarking this one for when it comes out in July – I know I’ll be buying myself a physical copy to dip into in the future. Here’s to being more audacious… always!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Natalia Bell

    Radicals is an excellent book, a great and beautiful book that collects the work of many women writers. . I did not know the vast majority, I had no idea of ​​their existence, their work or the achievements of their life, however it moves me. The point of view of these valuable artists who were ahead in time with their ideas and wishes. . I discovered and fell in love with some of the works in this anthology and I am going to keep an eye on volume two. It is a great selection and a great compilation Radicals is an excellent book, a great and beautiful book that collects the work of many women writers. . I did not know the vast majority, I had no idea of ​​their existence, their work or the achievements of their life, however it moves me. The point of view of these valuable artists who were ahead in time with their ideas and wishes. . I discovered and fell in love with some of the works in this anthology and I am going to keep an eye on volume two. It is a great selection and a great compilation job, so very well curated that should be present in every home library. And therefore deserves to be read slowly so you can apreciate every short story or poem inside. . Thanks to #NetGalley and University of Iowa Press ti let me read #RadicalsVol1 in exchange for my honest opinion before goes on sale this june

  3. 4 out of 5

    Taylor

    I received an ARC from NetGalley and The University of Iowa Press in exchange for an honest review. “writing is a radical act because literacy has always been a privilege rather than an inalienable right for marginalised people.” -Roxanne Gay This was a fantastic anthology showcasing so many women I’ve never even heard of before. Some whose writing had been lost to time until this anthology. Unfortunately some of the topics written about so long ago are still present today, including voting righ I received an ARC from NetGalley and The University of Iowa Press in exchange for an honest review. “writing is a radical act because literacy has always been a privilege rather than an inalienable right for marginalised people.” -Roxanne Gay This was a fantastic anthology showcasing so many women I’ve never even heard of before. Some whose writing had been lost to time until this anthology. Unfortunately some of the topics written about so long ago are still present today, including voting rights, the right to autonomy over ones own body etc. This was such a moving and still so relevant anthology and I’m so grateful that it exists. I can’t wait for volume two, you can bet I’ll snap it up ! 5 stars!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Seher

    This was a fantastic collection of very different writers. You could tell that Stabel and Turpin were careful in what they selected. I've added a lot to my reading list because of this book. Thank you NetGalley for a chance to read and review this! This was a fantastic collection of very different writers. You could tell that Stabel and Turpin were careful in what they selected. I've added a lot to my reading list because of this book. Thank you NetGalley for a chance to read and review this!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Zach Freking-Smith

    Not a whole lot to say about this one. It's an anthology of feminist women authors who were, well, radicals in their time. Definitely worth picking up when it comes out! Not a whole lot to say about this one. It's an anthology of feminist women authors who were, well, radicals in their time. Definitely worth picking up when it comes out!

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