Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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NOTES
1.
See not only Levertov’s The Poet in the World (1973) but also Judith Dunbar’s article “Denise Levertov: ‘The Sense of Pilgrimage’” in America 30 May 1998:22–28.
2.
Although these thoughts were taken from the interview that Levertov did for Sojourners (“‘Invocations of Humanity’: Denise Levertov’s Poetry of Emotions and Belief,” February 1986, 32–36), they are reinforced by her own writings in The Poet in the World (1973), Light Up the Cave (1982), and New and Selected Essays (1992).
3.
Memorial Resolution, Denise Levertov (1923–1997) by Eavan Boland, Chair; John Felstiner; and Albert Gelpi. At .
4.
This topic came up while I was interviewing Levertov in 1991 for the introduction to Range: A Tribute (limited edition, 1991). She was commissioned to produce this volume in celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of women at Brown University.
5.
See Romero, directed by John Duigan, starring Raul Julia. Vidmark Entertainments, 1989.
6.
This topic came up in 1977 when I was interviewing Levertov while writing my dissertation at Brown University (“Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, and Denise Levertov: Poet/Prophets in the Tradition of Ralph Waldo Emerson”).
7.
Levertov gave me a copy of Roger Bourgeon’s Through the Gospels with Dom Helder Camara (New York: Orbis Books, 1986), and she spoke at length about how much she respected Dom Helder’s deep faith and vibrant Catholic spirit.
8.
Though Levertov was a very private person, this “awareness” was evident in her conversations with a few of her close personal friends.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Works by Denise Levertov

Poetry

The Jacob’s Ladder. New York: New Directions, 1958.

With Eyes at the Back of Our Heads. New York: New Directions, 1959.

The Sorrow Dance. New York: New Directions, 1963.

O Taste and See. New York: New Directions, 1964.

Relearning the Alphabet. New York: New Directions, 1966.

To Stay Alive. New York: New Directions, 1971.

Candles in Babylon. New York: New Directions, 1982.

Oblique Prayers. New York: New Directions, 1984.

Breathing the Water. New York: New Directions, 1987.

A Door in the Hive. New York: New Directions, 1989.

Evening Train. New York: New Directions, 1992.

Sands of the Well. New York: New Directions, 1996.

The Life Around Us. New York: New Directions, 1997.

The Stream and the Sapphire. New York: New Directions, 1997.

This Great Unknowing: Last Poems. New York: New Directions, 1999.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Notes xxix
  • Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690) 1
  • Julia Alvarez (1950–) 7
  • Angela of Foligno (c.1248–1309) 13
  • Katherine Burton (1884–1969) 18
  • Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639) 24
  • Madre Castillo (1671–1742) 29
  • Bibliography 33
  • Willa Cather (1873–1947) 34
  • Bibliography 39
  • Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) 41
  • Bibliography 45
  • Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) 46
  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) 52
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954–) 57
  • Clare of Assisi (1194–1253) 63
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952–) 68
  • Elizabeth Cullinan (1933–) 74
  • Dorothy Day (1897–1980) 81
  • Annie Dillard (1945–) 89
  • Louise Erdrich (1954–) 95
  • Rosario FerrÉ (1938–) 102
  • Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812–1885) 108
  • Rumer Godden (1907–1998) 114
  • Bibliography 120
  • Caroline Gordon (1895–1981) 121
  • Mary Gordon (1949–) 129
  • Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920) 136
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 143
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 149
  • Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924) 155
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 161
  • Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c. 935–c. 975) 169
  • Bibliography 173
  • Marie de L’incarnation (1599–1672) 175
  • Sor Juana InÉs de la Cruz (1648–1695) 181
  • Julian of Norwich (c. 1342–after 1413) 187
  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887–1956) 193
  • Margery Kempe (c. 1373–c. 1440) 200
  • Bibliography 205
  • Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (1851–1926) 207
  • Mary Lavin (1912–1996) 213
  • Bibliography 218
  • Denise Levertov (1923–1997) 220
  • Notes 226
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987) 228
  • Mary Mccarthy (1912–1989) 235
  • Rigoberta MenchÚ (1959–) 241
  • Alice Meynell (1847–1922) 247
  • Pilar MillÁn Astray (1879–1949) 254
  • Kathleen Norris (1947–) 261
  • Edna O’brien (1932–) 267
  • Bibliography 273
  • Flannery O’connor (1925–1964) 275
  • Bibliography 280
  • Eunice Odio (1919–1974) 283
  • Sister Carol Anne O’marie (1933–) 289
  • Bibliography 294
  • Emilia Pardo BazÁn (1851–1921) 295
  • Bibliography 299
  • Christine de Pizan (1365–c.1430) 301
  • Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) 308
  • Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) 315
  • Antonia Pulci (1452–1501) 320
  • Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) 326
  • Mary Anne Sadlier (1820–1903) 333
  • Bibliography 337
  • Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) 338
  • Bibliography 342
  • Valerie Sayers (1952–) 344
  • Bibliography 350
  • Sophie Rostopchine, Countess de SÉgur (1799–1874) 351
  • Muriel Spark (1918–) 357
  • Edith Stein (1891–1942) 362
  • Bibliography 367
  • Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) 369
  • Notes 374
  • Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) 375
  • Bibliography 380
  • ThÉrÈse of Lisieux (1873–1897) 381
  • Bibliography 386
  • Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) 387
  • Bibliography 392
  • Simone Weil (1909–1943) 394
  • Antonia White (1899–1980) 398
  • Selected General Bibliography 403
  • Index 409
  • About the Editor and Contributors 417
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