The July 8, 2011, issue of the Times Literary Supplement includes Christine Bold’s review of the new Nina Baym book Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927.
“Over thirty years ago, Nina Baym published a survey of nineteenth-century women’s novels which helped to change the face of American literary history. . . . In a similar way, Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927 revisits the region. . . . This work is a testament to the cornucopia of voices to be found by scouring parentheses, footnotes, bibliographies, booksellers’ catalogues and more. The most genially incisive voice is Baym’s. She positions her recovery project, like the best of them, as a start … and convincingly demonstrates that plenitude is its own argument.”