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    I don't know if these are available outside the UK, but I would recommend Virago Modern Classics - a series of novels by women writers, some very well known, some quite obscure. A lot of the original series are out of print now but I always pick them up if I see them secondhand - have never failed to enjoy any that I have read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pecksie View Post
    Hi! If you're interested in learning more about women writers, I suggest you read the three BrontŽ sisters and Jane Austen. I
    I agree, the Brontes' and Jane Austen's works are exellent read, for sure.

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    Katherine Mansfield for short stories, definately. Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, H.D (Hilda Doolittle), Rita Dove, Thylias Moss, among others for verse.

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    Women Writers...Toni Morrison

    May I make a suggestion...Toni Morrison. In my opinion,is a powerful, contemporary novelist of our time! I've spent many an hour mesmerized reading her novels...Beloved, Jazz, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Paradise, Tar Baby, Sula, Love. No disappointment here!!

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    Harper lee, To Kill A Mocking Bird !! Ayn Rand , Atlas Shrugged .

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRaustusBear View Post
    Has anyone read anything by Iris Murdoch? I read The Bell and liked it a lot. It's one of the few stories I've read where there is a large cast of characters and yet I was able to identify with something in almost all of them. They are all flawed and human and fleshed out, plus her writing style flows very nicely. If anyone has read The Bell or anything else by Murdoch did you like it?

    I'll second everyone who said they like Plath and O'Connor as well. I haven't read Plath's poetry but I liked The Bell Jar and intend to buy Ariel sometime soon. With O'Connor I like both her stories and the one novel I've read, The Violent Bear It Away, though I prefer her stories to her long fiction.
    I read The Bell and loved it, for the same reasons you did.

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    I also like Alice Munro...

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