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  1. ' Tell Me a Riddle': Tillie Olsen (Women Writers : Texts and Contexts)
  2. Silences by Tillie Olsen, 2003-04-01
  3. Mother to Daughter, Daughter to Mother: A Daybook and Reader
  4. Mothers & Daughters: An Exploration in Photographs by Tillie Olsen, Julie Olsen Edwards, et all 1989-05-01
  5. The Critical Response to Tillie Olsen: (Critical Responses in Arts and Letters)
  6. Silences by Tillie Olsen, 2003-04-01
  7. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles by Panthea Reid, 2009-11-19
  8. Yonnondio: From the Thirties by Tillie Olsen, 2004-10-01
  9. Better Red: The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur by Constance Coiner, 1995-03-30
  10. Studies in Short Fiction Series: Tillie Olsen (Twayne's Studies in Short Fiction) by Joanne S. Frye, 1995-08-25
  11. Tillie Olsen (Boise State University Western Writers Series ; No. 65) by Abigail A. Martin, 1984-06
  12. Women's Ethical Coming-of-Age: Adolescent Female Characters in the Prose Fiction of Tillie Olsen by Agnes Toloczko Cardoni, Tillie Olsen, 1997-12-18
  13. Three Radical Women Writers: Class and Gender in Meridel Le Sueur, Tillie Olsen, and Josephine Herbst (Gender and Genre in Literature) by Nora Ruth Roberts, 1996-03-01
  14. At work, the art of California labor. Foreword by Gray Brechin, afterword by Tillie Olsen. by Mark Dean, ed Johnson, 2003

1. NCW--Tillie Olsen
TILLIE OLSEN. Bibliography. Selection. Interview. Commentary. Buy a Book. Writers OnLine. TILLIE OLSEN is the highly praised author of Tell Me a Riddle, Silences, and Yonnondio.
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Writers On-Line TILLIE OLSEN is the highly praised author of Tell Me a Riddle Silences , and Yonnondio . She is a Nebraska native (born in 1912 or 1913) who began writing in the 1930s. The necessity of raising and supporting four children through "everyday jobs" silenced her for twenty years. Public libraries were her college. Among the colleges where she has taught or been writer-in-residence are Amherst College, Stanford University, MIT, and Kenyon College. She is the recipient of five honorary degrees, National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, the O Henry Award for best short story, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Afterword to Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills is a moving account of her commitment to labor issues and feminist values. Regarded as one of the earliest spokesperson's for the women's movement, she has said, "Be critical. Women have the right to say: This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades." She was raised in the Russian Jewish and Socialist community in Omaha and now lives in Berkeley.
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2. Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen, as president of McKinley Elementary School PTA, San Francisco, 1941. Tillie Olsen (1912 ).
Tillie Olsen, as president of McKinley Elementary School PTA, San Francisco, 1941. Tillie Olsen (1912- ) Olsen's Lifeby Constance Coiner On "I Want You Women Up North To Know" Olsen's Source: Felipe Ibarro's 1934 Letter in New Masses ... About the Great Depression Prepared and Compiled by Cary Nelson Return to Modern American Poetry Home Return to Poets Index

3. Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen. 1913 Tillie Olsen (b. 1913) was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of political refugees from the Russian Czarist
Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen (b. 1913) was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of political refugees from the Russian Czarist repression after the revolution of 1905. At the age of sixteen Olsen dropped out of high school to help support her family during the Depression. At age nineteen she began her first novel, Yonnondio. Four chapters of this book about a poverty-stricken working class family were completed in the next four years, during which time she married, gave birth to her first child, and was left with the baby by her husband because, as she later wrote in her autobiographical story "I Stand Here Ironing" he "could no longer endure sharing want" with them. In 1934 a section of the first chapter of her novel was published in The Partisan Review, but she abandoned the unfinished book in 1937. The year before she had married Jack Olsen, with whom she had three more children; raising the children and working for political causes took up all her time. In the 1940s she was a factory worker; in the 1950s, a secretary and not until 1953, when her youngest daughter started school, could she begin writing again. That year Olsen enrolled in a class in fiction writing at San Francisco State College. She was awarded a Stanford University creative writing fellowship for 1955 and 1956. During the 1950s she wrote the four stories collected in Tell Me a Riddle, which established her reputation when the book was published as a paperback in 1961.

4. Tillie Olsen
Tillie Olsen (1913 ). Olsen employs her characters imaginations as a form of resistance. Olsen, Tillie. Interview with Anne-Marie Cusac. The Progressive.'s lit course/olsen entry.htm
Tillie Olsen (1913 - ) Tillie Lerner Olsen was born in Nebraska in 1913 of Jewish immigrants, political refugees who fled Russia following their activities in Russian revolution. Their ideals began the development of her writing. At age 16 Olsen left school and became active in the Young Socialist League. At 18 she joined the Young Communist League, later spending a month in prison for distributing leaflets to packinghouse workers. In 1932, at 19, Olsen began to write Yonnondio , completing the first three chapters. After “The Iron Throat,” the first chapter of Yonnondio appeared in the Partisan Review , in 1934, Random House offered her a contract for providing a chapter of Yonnondio each month. However, the demands of organizing farm workers combined with motherhood and political activism forced her to end the contract. Yonnondio , her only novel, was finally published in 1974, still incomplete. In the meantime, she continued writing, and in 1953 enrolled at San Francisco State. Her first piece “I Stand Here Ironing” won a Stanford University Creative Writing Fellowship. In 1959 A Ford Foundation grant allowed her to finish and publish Tell Me a Riddle Silences was published in1978, and “Requa I” in 1971.

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Tillie Olsen Diane Owen English 6923 WorkingClass Literature Fall 2003. Introduction. Tillie Olsen could undoubtedly be called a working-class author.
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English 6923: Working-Class Literature
Fall 2003 Introduction Yonnondio entitled "The Iron Throat." Olsen has since won the O. Henry Award for "Tell Me a Riddle" in 1961, the Outstanding Woman author Award at the Nebraska State Convention of Business and Professional Women in 1980, and the Unitarian-Universalist Women's Federation Ministry to Women Award in 1980 as well as acquired many different fellowships and honorary degrees over the years. Discussion of author's work Tillie Olsen could undoubtedly be called a working-class author. Besides having a working-class background, Olsen devotes much of her work to the plight of the working-class individual and all who depend on that individual. Her works such as Yonnondio , the short stories "Hey Sailor, What Ship?" and "I Stand Here Ironing" found in her anthology

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8. ClassicNotes: Tillie Olsen
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Tillie Olsen (1912(13?)- )
Tillie Lerner was born in either 1912 or 1913 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Her exact birthdate and year remain unknown, as her birth certificate was lost.) Her parents were political refugees from Russia. They fled from Czarist oppression after the 1905 revolution, and were forced to settle for low-wage jobs and a modest life in America. A bright child, Lerner attended Omaha Central High School, a school well-known for academic rigor. She left school without completing her studies, in order to work various low-wage jobs. This decision was partially based on her family's need and her own failure in a class. She would continue to read avidly in public libraries wherever she moved. Throughout the Great Depression she worked as a tie presser, a meat trimmer, a domestic worker and a waitress. At the age of nineteen, Lerner began her only novel, Yonnondio. The title is taken from a Walt Whitman poem and means, "a lament for the lost." It bears resemblance to the another novel about poverty-stricken workers in the 1930s, John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Lerner also claims that the book was heavily influenced by an unsigned novella published in an 1861 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, titled "Life in the Iron Mills." It was one of the few pieces of literature, she claimed, that focused on the lives of the proletariat and the struggles of labor as a subject for literature. It was not until the 1950s that she would discover it was written by a woman, Rebecca Harding Davis.

9. Tillie Olsen's Life--by Constance Coiner
tillie olsen s Life. Constance Coiner. tillie olsen s parents, Samuel and Ida Lerner, who were never formally married, were Jewish immigrants.
Tillie Olsen's Life Constance Coiner T When Olsen was 11 or 12, Ida Lerner wrote the following letter to her English instructor: 2512 Caldwell Street
Omaha, Nebraska
December 10, 1924
Dear Teacher: I am glad to study with ardor but the children wont let me, they go to bed late so it makes me tired, and I cant do my lessons. It is after ten o'clock my head dont work it likes to have rest. But I am in a sad mood I am sitting in the warm house and feel painfull that winter claps in to my heart. I see the old destroyed houses of the people from the old country. I hear the wind blow through them with the disgusting cry why the poor creatures ignore him, dont protest against him, that souless wind dont no, that they are helpless have no material to repair the houses and no clothes to cover up their bodies, and so the sharp wind echo cry falls on the window, and the windows original sing with silver-ball tears seeing all the poor shivering creatures dressed in rags with frozen fingers and feverish hungry eyes. It is told of the olden days, the people of that time were building a tower, when they were on the point of success for some reason they stopped to understand each other and on account of misunderstanding, their hopes and very lives were buried under the tower they had built. So as a human being who carries responsibility for action I think as a duty to the community we shall try to understand each other. This English class helps us to understand each other, not to feel helpless between our neighbors, serves to get more respect from the people around us. We are human beings trying to understand, we learn about the world, people and our surroundings. This class teaches us to understand each other and brings better order in the every day life of the community.

10. SULAIR: AmLitStudies: Tillie Olsen Papers
Selected Biography and Criticism on tillie olsen. olsen, tillie. tillie olsen Interview with Kay Bonetti The Critical Response to tillie olsen. Edited by Kay Hoyle Nelson and Nancy
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født den 14. januar 1912 i Nebraska, USA.
“Giv mig en gåde” (“Tell Me a Riddle”, 1961)
Lindhardt og Ringhof : 1980
Samlerens Bogklub : 1981
Lindhardt og Ringhof, 3. udg. : 1987(1) “Yonnondio : fra trediverne” (“Yonnondio”, 1974)
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kilder: Dansk Bogfortegnelse 1960-; Novelleregister, 1975-1995
Lavet af Per Kjær Fredborg, 22. november 1993.

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13. Olsen, Tillie I Stand Here Ironing
olsen, tillie I Stand Here Ironing. Though her body of work is small, tillie olsen s unique perceptiveness and style have made her an important American writer.
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Genre Short Story (12 pp.) Keywords Adolescence Childbirth Children Empathy ... Survival Summary The narrator stands working at her ironing board, responding mentally to a request someone (a teacher? a social worker?) makes of her regarding her daughter Emily, "I wish you could manage the time to come in and talk with me . . . She's a youngster who needs help." The woman's thoughts go back to Emily's birth during the Depression when she was only 19, and her thoughts range forward, haltingly, in piecemeal fashion, through her daughter's difficult childhood. Due to the wages of loss, poverty and dislocation, a wall has grown up between mother and daughtershe has always wanted to love the sickly, awkward, stiff, and isolated girl, but has not been able to penetrate the wall. And then, she recalls, out of nowhere Emily won first prize in her school amateur show. The girl is a natural performer, a wonderful comedienne, who now is in demand throughout the city and state.

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15. NCW--What The Critics Say About Tillie Olsen
Nebraska Center for Writers. Chimney Rock What the Critics Say About tillie olsen. Word. Silences Copyright © 1989 by tillie olsen Bantam, Doubleday, Dell.
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Mothers and Daughters:
That Special Quality:
An Exploration in Photographs
by Tillie Olsen and Estelle Jussim
Aperture Mothers and Daughters is a moving tribute to that most extraordinary emotional bond, that between a mother and daughter. Whether it is cherished or despised, the bond remains. Mothers and Daughters Word
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Bantam, Doubleday, Dell Silences 500 Great Books by Women
Tell Me a Riddle
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Delacorte Press When she wrote Tell Me a Riddle, Tillie Olsen's stories have an extraordinary purity and dignity. Every time I read Tell Me a Riddle New York Times Book Review Commonweal Saturday Review Contemporary Authors
From the Thirties
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Delacorte Press Set during the Depression, Yonnondio: From The Thirties is the timeless and hauntingly timely story of the Holbrook family, struggling for a more tolerable existence. Written by the author in the 1930s and rediscovered by her in the 1970s, Yonnondio I know of no work that bespeaks the consciousness and roots of the 1930s as brilliantly as Yonnondio.

16. ClassicNotes: Yonnondio
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  • This link contains a bibliography of Tillie Olsen's works, quotations from interviews, and critical commentary on Yonnondio.
  • This page lists a number of reference books regarding Tillie Olsen's work. Both critical sources and full text reprints are listed. A great idea if you are planning to write a research paper on Yonnondio or any of Olsen's other works.
  • This link is a reprint of a syllabus Olsen herself used when she taught "The Literature of Poverty, Oppression, Revolution and the Struggle for Freedom" at Amherst College in 1969. This list is fascinating for a number of reasons: it shows the books that Olsen herself read and respected, and it also reflects the reading material of students during the struggles of the late 1960s. The books listed would serve as great secondary sources for a research paper on Olsen's political involvement or narrative polemics.
  • This is a long interview with Tillie Olsen , taken just two years ago. In it, Olsen discusses her desire to write, her struggle to find the time and energy to do so, and her current and past political beliefs.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Contact Dann Hayes, Director of Media Relations, 515269-4834. April 17, 2001. Noted Award-Winning author, tillie olsen, Noun Speaker Wednesday, April 25, noted award-winning author, tillie olsen, will visit the Grinnell College campus as on Tuesday, olsen will speak on "tillie olsen Reminiscing and Reading from
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April 17, 2001 Noted Award-Winning author, Tillie Olsen, Noun Speaker GRINNELL, Iowa - On Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25, noted award-winning author, Tillie Olsen, will visit the Grinnell College campus as the final Noun Program in Women's Studies speaker for the 2000-2001 academic year. At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Olsen will speak on "Tillie Olsen Reminiscing and Reading from her Various Works" in the Forum South Lounge, Grinnell College. There will be a reception and a book signing following the event. On Wednesday at 4:15 p.m., there will be a "Read-In, in Honor of Tillie Olsen," with members of the Grinnell College campus community reading from selected works. The author of the highly praised book "Tell Me a Riddle, Silences, and Yonnondio," Olsen, 89, is a Nebraska native, born in 1912, who began writing in the 1930s with her first short story, "The Iron Throat" and the poem "I Want You Women Up North to Know" (Partisan Review, 1934). As a child, she accompanied her father to several midwest strike actions in the company of Eugene Debs and Big Bill Haywood. The necessity of raising and supporting four children through "everyday jobs" silenced her for 20 years. Self-taught, Olsen has taught, or been a writer-in-residence, at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass; Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.; and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.

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19. Speaking Freely: An Evening With Remarkable Women -- Tillie Olsen
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"Little children love learning to talk. They love language; they love rhymes. To express oneself, to communicate, is a human need and capacity. I was lucky enough to fall in love with what was in books, thanks to a public library. In my novel Yonnondio , I wrote a scene where a mother is trying to get her kids to the library. 'That's what books are - the inside of people's heads you'd never get to know - getting to places you'd never get to really see." To get to Tillie Olsen's East Bay home, you walk to her front door beneath a canopy of deep blue morning glories. It seems fitting that the Nebraska-born author should live surrounded by the quiet of a lush garden after nearly a century of fighting the good fight for such causes as women's right, civil rights and the rights of the working class. What makes her fiction compelling is the plain and powerful fact that it's charged with her politics without proselytizing or compromising her narrative art. For example, in the much anthologized story "I Stand Here Ironing," the reader listens in on the thoughts of a woman set in place at her routine ironing duty. How rare it must have been to read fiction in the early 1950s - when the story was written - about the true grit and tedium of this type of woman's work. It was, in fact, a revolutionary mode of writing. In the following passage from her book of non-fiction, Silences, Ms. Olsen complements her fictional work by scrutinizing what was then an entrenched imbalance of male to female writers, and not insignificantly, the smaller oeuvres that women have been able to produce.

20. Tillie Lerner Olsen (b. 1912)
Literature of Resistance The Intersection of Feminism and the Political Left in tillie olsen and Meridel LeSueur tillie olsen and a Feminist Spiritual Vision.
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Classroom Issues and Strategies
Olsen's work is relatively easy to teach since it addresses themes of concern to contemporary students and since its experiments with language remain within the bounds of realism. Tell Me a Riddle is among the most difficult of Olsen's works and some students have trouble for two reasons: They are unfamiliar with the social and political history em- bedded in the novella and they are confused by the allusive, stream-of-consciousness techniques Olsen employs for the revelation of that history's centrality in the consciousness of the protagonist. Since the knee-jerk negative reaction to "communists" is often a problem, I make sure I discuss thoroughly the historical soil out of which Tell Me a Riddle grows. Sometimes I show the film Seeing Reds . I always read students a useful passage from A Long View from the Left: Memoirs of an American Revolutionary (Delta, 1972, p. 8) by Al Richmond. Showing the film version of Tell Me a Riddle can be a good strategy for provoking discussion. The film itself is one of the rare representations of older people's lives and one of the few in which an older woman figures as the protagonist. Reading passages from Olsen's

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