It does seem, in other words, not only more difficult for a woman experimental writer to be accepted than for a woman writer (which corresponds to the male situation of experimental writer vs. writer), but also peculiarly more difficult for a woman experimental writer to be accepted than for a male experimental writer. She may, if young, get caught up in a "movement," like Djuna Barnes, like H.D., like Laura Riding, as someone's mistress, and then be forgotten, or if old, she maybe "admitted" into a group, under a label, but never quite as seriously considered as the men in that group.
also, very in step with Jeanette Winterson's recent interview published in Salon where Winterson postulates that women writers are viewed as writing from "experience" while men are allowed to be read as "experimenting":
"Moreover, women writers can only write disguised autobiography, i.e. "life," but consigned to death because a) not male life and b) not 'creative.'"I call for a reading of all of her works. Dalkey at least used to publish her novels, don't know if they're still in print.