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Acknowledgments
Introduction: Recognizing the Dead
1. Dead Woman Wailing: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
2. Dead Woman Dictating: Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
3. Dead Woman Rotting: William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying
4. Dead Woman Cursing: Alice Walker's In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
5. Dead Woman Wanting: Toni Morrison's Beloved
6. Dead Woman Heckling: Tony Kushner's Angels in America
7. Dead Women Gossiping: Randall Kenan's Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
8. Dead Women Healing: Ana Castillo's So Far from God
9. Dead Woman Coming of Age: Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones
10. Dead Woman Singing: Suzan-Lori Parks's Getting Mother's Body
11. When Dead Women Don't Talk: Maxine Hong Kingston's "No Name Woman"
Notes
Bibliography
Index