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Jane Smiley

Novelist (born 26-Sep-1949)


Jeannette Batz Cooperman. The Broom Closet: Secret Meanings of Domesticity in Postfeminist Novels by Louise Erdrich, Mary Gordon, Toni Morrison, Marge Piercy, Jane Smiley, and Amy Tan. Peter Lang Publishing. 1998. 239pp.

Susan Farrell. Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres: A Reader's Guide. Continuum International Publishing Group. 2001. 93pp.

Neil Nakadate. Understanding Jane Smiley. University of South Carolina Press. 1999. 281pp.

Jason S. Polley. Jane Smiley, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo: Narratives of Everyday Justice. Peter Lang. 2011. 263pp.


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  6. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (p.819)

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