March sisters : on life, death, and Little women
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New York : The Library of America, 2019.
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Shirlington - Adult New Nonfiction
813 ALCOTT BOLIC
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Book
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xiv, 182 pages : 1 illustration ; 19 cm
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English
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9781598536287, 1598536281

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Special publication--Title page.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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On its 150th anniversary, four acclaimed authors offer personal reflections on their lifelong engagement with Louisa May Alcott's classic novel of girlhood and growing up. For the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley explore their strong lifelong personal engagement with Alcott's novel--what it has meant to them and why it still matters. Each takes as her subject one of the four March sisters, reflecting on their stories and what they have to teach us about life. Kate Bolick finds parallels in oldest sister Meg's brush with glamour at the Moffats' ball and her own complicated relationship with clothes. Jenny Zhang confesses to liking Jo least among the sisters when she first read the novel as a girl, uncomfortable in finding so much of herself in a character she feared was too unfeminine. Carmen Maria Machado writes about the real-life tragedy of Lizzie Alcott, the inspiration for third sister Beth, and the horror story that can result from not being the author of your own life's narrative. And Jane Smiley rehabilitates the reputation of youngest sister Amy, whom she sees as a modern feminist role model for those of us who are, well, not like the fiery Jo. These four voices come together to form a deep, funny, far-ranging meditation on the power of great literature to shape our lives.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bolick, K., Zhang, J., Machado, C. M., & Smiley, J. (2019). March sisters: on life, death, and Little women. New York: The Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kate, Bolick et al.. 2019. March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women. New York: The Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kate, Bolick et al., March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women. New York: The Library of America, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bolick, Kate,, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado, and Jane Smiley. March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women. New York: The Library of America, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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