Description

This book offers a sustained, critical examination of Laura Ingalls Wilders’ writings, including her Little House series, her posthumously published and un-revised, “The First Four Years,” her letters, her journalism, and her autobiography, “Pioneer Girl.” The collection also draws on biographies of Wilder, letters to and from Wilder and her daughter, collaborator and editor Rose Wilder Lane, and other biographical materials. Contributors analyze the current state of Wilder studies, delineating Wilder’s place in a canon of increasingly diverse U.S. women writers, and attending in particular to issues of gender, femininity, space and place, truth, and collaboration, among other issues.