Sophie Treadwell

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Sophie Treadwell was one of America's most innovative writers of the twentieth century. Her production includes plays, novels, journalistic articles, and lectures. The major themes explored in her writing include the social positioning of women, personal and ethnic identity in the United States, modernity vs. traditional values, America's core values and its international role. She wrote in a wide variety of styles ranging from realism to expressionism, from social comedy to drama. As a journalist Treadwell was probably the first American woman to be a war correspondent; later she became the only foreign correspondent to interview Mexican leader Pancho Villa at his retreat.

Sophie Anita Treadwell was born on 3 October 1885 in …

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López-Rodríguez, Miriam. "Sophie Treadwell". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 May 2005
[, accessed 30 September 2016.]

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