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Book Title: The Women Outside: Meanings and Myths of Homelessness|
The author of the book: Stephanie Golden
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 462 KB
ISBN 13: 9780520084384
Edition: University of California Press
Date of issue: September 21st 1993
Read full description of the books:Drawing upon four years' experience as a volunteer in a shelter, Stephanie Golden offers a stark and startling new portrait of homeless women. Taking us inside shelters, out on the streets, and into the lives of homeless women, The Women Outside uses wide-ranging scholarship to integrate a number of perspectives—historical, sociological, psychological, literary, and mythic—in a wholly original, incisive investigation.
Read information about the authorGot the Girl Scouts' Writer badge (the only one that interested me) when I was 12: that signaled the future. I began writing fiction, but discovered that what really compelled me was literary nonfiction—especially once I developed a way to use a central image as a method of analysis.
An image constrains and focuses thoughts while still allowing great freedom in moving around within it: you can come at your material from many different directions without losing coherence, since the analysis acquires its form from the structure of the image.
I used this method for both my literary nonfiction books:
• For The Women Outside, a study of homeless and marginal women, it was the figure of the witch.
• For Slaying the Mermaid, about women and self-sacrifice, it was Hans Christian Anderson's Little Mermaid.
Literary nonfiction didn't pay the rent, but I like writing books, so I became a book collaborator and wrote five other books with experts.And since for a freelancer diversifying = security, I started writing all sorts of other things: magazine articles, newsletters, reports for nonprofits, grant proposals, training manuals, and lately websites.
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