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Anne  Bradstreet
安妮•布拉茲特里特
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主要文類:Poem
資料提供者:Margarette Connor;Ron Tranquilla
關鍵字詞:Early American Women Writers: Voices in the Wilderness; American Literature Survey I

Anne Bradstreet

Provider : Margarette Connor

 
The "biggest" name is Anne Bradstreet
  • The first published book of poems by an American was also the first American book to be published by a woman
  • Published in England because of the lack of printing presses in the early years of the first American colonies.
  • Born and educated in England, Anne Bradstreet was the daughter of an earl's estate manager
  • Emigrated with her family when she was 18
  • Husband eventually became governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which later grew into the great city of Boston.
  • Inspired by English metaphysical poetry, and her book The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America (1650) shows the influence of Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, and John Donne.

    She preferred her long, religious poems on conventional subjects such as the seasons, but today's readers most enjoy the witty poems on subjects from daily life and her warm and loving poems to her husband and children. (An example is "To My Dear and Loving Husband")

    In her we also see her struggle with the gender issues of authorship that British women's writing reflects in this period, and indeed through the 18th century. (An example is "From an Author to Her Book")

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