Frances Newman


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(1883–1928), novelist, short story writer, translator, critic, librarian. Born in Atlanta to a wealthy, socially prominent family, Frances Newman's experience of the repressiveness of the white southern woman's role engendered the themes that would dominate her literary efforts. She deplored her society for extolling intellectual stupidity in women and for raising women to be sexually attractive while denying them the right to acknowledge and express sexuality.


From The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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