Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Allison, Dorothy. “To Tell the Truth.” Ms. 5 (July/August, 1994). Puts forth Allison’s own views on writing, growing up poor, and becoming a lesbian.
Gilmore, Leigh. “Bastard Testimony: Illegitimacy and Incest in Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina.” In The Limits of Autobiography: Trauma and Testimony. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2001. In addition to the essay on Allison’s novel, Gilmore examines works by Mikal Gilmore, Jamaica Kincaid, and Jeanette Winterson.
Heilbrun, Carolyn. “Moving Toward Truth: An Interview with Dorothy Allison.” Kenyon Review 16 (Fall, 1994). Noted feminist scholar and writer Heilbrun explores Allison’s work.
Rebein, Robert. Hicks, Tribes, and Dirty Realists: American Fiction After Postmodernism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Asserts that gritty realism, as in the works of Allison, has gained ascendency over metafiction in American writing.
Reynolds, David. “White Trash in Your Face: The Literary Descent of Dorothy Allison.” Appalachian Journal 21 (Summer, 1993). Delves into the treatment of poor whites in Bastard Out of.
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