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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison

1949–

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(p.548) Dorothy Allison
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Writing Appalachia
Author(s):
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0084

Dorothy Allison was born in Greenville, South Carolina, grew up in a working-class family, and was the first in her family to graduate from high school. At Florida Presbyterian College, she became involved in the women’s movement and credits this political activism with her urge to become a writer. During the 1970s and early 1980s in New York City, where she had moved for graduate study in anthropology, Allison wrote for and edited feminist and gay and lesbian publications....

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