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21. Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller
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22. The Wave in the Mind: Talks and
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21. Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller
by Picador
Paperback (15 October, 1995)
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5-0 out of 5 stars story of an amazing Lady, living in tumultuous times
First captivated, despite the miscasting of Robert Redford, by the film "Out of Africa", I read on to find out who this woman was. I discovered she died the same year I was born, and lived through those marvellous decades that include WW1, the roaring 20's, the Depression, the boiling 60's and through to the 70's. What changes in the world she saw, and what stories she had to tell. I thought there was nothing left for me to learn about her; I've read her books & her letters, have visited her home in Rungstedlund, Denmark, watched documentaries about her, seen the films ("Babette's Feast", in addition to "Out of Africa", are based on her books). However, this biography is a revelation on every page. Minutely researched (obviously), Ms Thurman leads us through the details that explain why she did what she did, where she obtained her passion, and her compassion, and how she went from a sheltered Danish aristocratic life, to colonial Africa, and then to becoming a world-renowned author. Excellent read for all who love stories of the grand figures of the 20th century.

5-0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written story of a master storyteller's life
This is a thoroughly researched and beautifully written biography of the life of a great storyteller. Thurman in telling the story of Dinesen's life, also presents a miniature guide to her work. She does an excellent job of portraying the character of Dinesen, the complex aristocratic independent mind, the romantic nature, the connection with a fairytale world of storytelling, the great courage and determination in making herself into a story when all appeared lost in her life. Thurman tells of Dinesen's childhood , her special connection with her father , the division between two families one wealthy mercantile, and the other more wild and adventurous. Thurman tells the story of Dinesen's long African adventure, the story of her marriage and its sad ending in divorce, and too the story of Dinesen's great love , Denys Finch- Hatton. The story of that love that plays a central part in what is arguably Dinesen's most memorable book , " Out of Africa" is a story of the man as hunter, adventurer, coming home to be feasted and entertained by his lover- storyteller Dinesen. This story which too ends with Finch- Hatton's death in a plane crash is at the heart of the first part of Dinesen's life. The second part after the African adventure is when she returns home and begins to make that writing life which would make her world- famous. The second -half of the story sees Dinesen more and more playing the part she has created for herself , as storyteller and personnage. It too however has its great human interest, especially in her relation to her mother ,her brother and her extended family. There is of course a vast world of detail I cannot begin to mention in this review. But Thurman tells the story with taste and a beauty as befits a true reader and lover of the work of Dinesen.
5-0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking biography
Had I not seen the movie "Out of Africa" I would never had given any thought to reading a book written by a Danish woman of herlife in British East Africa in the early 1900's on a coffee plantation. The movie was enjoyable and that provoked me to read her memoir. Getting beyond the fact that Robert Redford and Meryl Streep played the main characters, I became fascinated with the wonderful story and even more so the beautiful tapestry of language presented by the author in her book.A few years ago I had the opportunity to travel to Nairobi, Kenya and first on my list of places to see and things to do was a visit to Karen Blixen's farmhouse. The house and a small portion of the original lands remain intact as a museum.Although the area has been built up over the last 75+ years (the area is known as Karen in honor of the Baroness) there are still a few coffee plantations in the area and of course the Ngong mountains can be seen off in the distance. With this backround in mind I set off to read ISAK DINESEN : The Life of a Storyteller. I found the biography to be very comprehensive and exhaustively researched. "Exhaustively researched" not in a negative sense in that I found it fascinating to learn of the web of personalities that floated in and out of Karin Blixen's life including Hans Christen Andersen, President Theodore Roosevelt's son Kermit, Playwrite Arthur Miller, Prince Edward, George Bernard Shaw, Marilyn Monroe, Beryl Markham, Lord Delamere.... Moreover what she read and how much she read (and learned)are testament to what one can accomplish with 'self education' (especially so when there are no televisions or radios as was the case in the early days in British East Africa). The footnotes in this biography lead the reader into intriguing digressions.For sure this is not an adventure book nor is it more of "Out of Africa". Karen Blixen led a very interesting life and accordingly it is the stuff of a very interesting biography that is well presented. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1885-1962    2. 20th century    3. Authors, Danish    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Dineson, Isak,    9. Literary    10. Biography: general    11. Dineson, Isak    12. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors   


22. The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
by Shambhala
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5-0 out of 5 stars Midwest Book Review, February 2005 Issue
Having read and enjoyed LeGuin's previous non-fiction works (particularly DANCING AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD,THE LANGUAGE OF THE NIGHT,and her writing book, STEERING THE CRAFT), I expected an interesting and entertaining volume of essays. What I got far exceeded my expectations. I was enchanted from the first words, and I could hardly wait to read as many of these pieces as I could gulp down each night. When I finished, I was unhappy it was all consumed. I wanted more.
5-0 out of 5 stars writes like an angel, but a grounded one
I. I recommend it to anyone interested in reading, writing, feminism, stories, or family. She writes like an
4-0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking...
Ms. Le Guin's latest collection of essays and "nonfictive" writings looks like one of those books that is dull, scholastic, dry, and unentertaining. But...
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23. Quicksands: A Memoir
by Counterpoint Press
Hardcover (10 May, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars a bit annoying
Memoir of a novelist who is (I think it is fair to say) little known outside of literary circles. Interesting to a point but I was annoyed by the staccato style of writing and soon tired of it.
3-0 out of 5 stars A disappointment
I had eagerly awaited "Quicksands," undoubtedly the last of this wonderful writer's books, given her advanced age, but sadly I was disappointed. Bedford's novels, which I have read, are autobiographical, despite her disclaimers, but I didn't realize how true to life they were until reading her memoir. Bedford lived an erratic, charmed, difficult life, part of the European artistic generation between the wars, when one could exist for long periods of time on the generosity of friends and move relatively freely from country to country. But Bedford's memoir feels removed from her life, in a way her vivid novels are not. "Jigsaw's" characters reappear--her father and mother, Oriane, Issa, Allessandro--but she observes them from afar, and they feel flat to me. She assumes the reader knows a lot already from her novels, so some incidents are briefly and cryptically covered in a way that without prior knowledge they are meaningless. An example is the story of Rosie, whose lover was a famous English jurist who secretely led a double life for many years. Bedford covers this emotional, painful, amazing story in a page and a half for the sole purpose of finally revealing the jurist's name, but without the vivid background from her novel the revelation has little impact. "Quicksands" is leading me back to the novels I haven't yet read--she's an exquisite writer. Try "Jigsaw" for the real story of this amazing woman's life.

4-0 out of 5 stars Quicksilver
A very good writer tells of her unconventional past in Europe, with the memories harvested mainly from the time between the two great wars. Ms. Bedford omits the retelling of many episodes covered in her previous books (none of which I have read) and assumes the reader knows more of history and twentieth century literature than is probably true of most current readers. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book and admired its many "true" sentences. ... Read more

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24. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology
by Rutgers University Press
Paperback (April, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Opened up the powerful world of black feminist thought to me
This book helped me to expand my knowledge and my appreciation for black feminist thought, especially for black, lesbian, radical feminist thought. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to figure out how to reconcile their fight against racism with their battles against sexism and homophobia, within their own communities.Fifteen and twenty years ago, these women were already finding answers...so we can too! ... Read more

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25. Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading
by Princeton University Press
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26. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women's Writing (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (23 June, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars great information and organization
I really like this book, although I have not read it all yet.Some of the articles are quite short, though.Overall, I believe it is a great investment! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Europe    2. Gender Studies    3. History    4. History and criticism    5. Literature, Medieval    6. Medieval    7. Social Science    8. Sociology    9. To 1500    10. Women Authors    11. Women and literature    12. Women in literature    13. Literary studies: classical, early & medieval    14. Social Science / Gender Studies   


27. Eve's Striptease (Pitt Poetry Series)
by University of Pittsburgh Press
Paperback (March, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Moving
This is a wonderful book of poetry that inspires much reflection. Each poem somehow transforms itself into a fragment of my own life's story. The body becomes a main element of Kasdorf's work;religion is also a strong theme, addressing the bubble that tradition can form around believers.

5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful and disturbing
This collection of poems explores, almost painfully, issues of sexuality and religion. Kasdorf has captured the experience of woman who have grown up, and asserted their person-hood in a world where they are viewed as sexual objects; and where the church has rarely been a help, and often a hinderance.Not for the faint -hearted or those looking for 'inspriational poetry' this collection of poems speakes deeply to me as a woman, and as someone who is strongly religious. ... Read more

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28. Mythatypes: Signatures and Signs of African/Diaspora and Black Goddesses (Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies)
by Greenwood Press
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5-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for college-level students
Mythatypes is a college-level study on African/Diaspora literatures examines classic figures of myth, religion and legend which influence the creation of such figures, tracing storytelling roots of literary tradition and examining their religious and historical sources. A complex, in-depth survey, Mythatypes is highly recommended for college-level students of African literary roots. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African    2. African Literature    3. Black literature    4. History and criticism    5. Intellectual life    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Women Authors    9. Women In Literature    10. Women, Black    11. Africa    12. African Languages    13. Ethnic studies    14. Literary Criticism & Collections / General    15. Literary studies: general    16. Myths & mythology   


29. Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life
by Harcourt
Hardcover (01 November, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Don't Be Afraid of Virginia Woolf --Briggs bio is amazing...
Julie Briggs is an amazing author and biographer. She is an ENglish prof at DeMontfant University in Leicester, England. She was the general editor for the Penguin UK reprint series of Woolf's novels so knows Virginia's work very well...I think this knowledge of the work and the structure of the work makes this rather indepth analysis of the famous author's motivation for writing the novels, personal circumstances surrounding the writing, her marriage, her friendships and her ever-declining health and mental problems is what makes this book so fascinating...It's no ordinary bio-- it concentrates on the work and the impetus for the work. Reading this book is like being allowed inside the writer's head and her 'office' while and after she creates her many volumes. Don't I wish I had read this book in college-- it really makes you understand not only writer motivations but the implosion the world around makes on the writer and his/her works. Great for any Woolf fan or for use in teaching Woolf or for any writer or would-be writer. Fabulous for use in women's studies programs...and fascinating for anyone struggling with their own creativity or stifled dreams/goals.

3-0 out of 5 stars rare moments of insight
you won't learn much in this book that you havn't already seen in footnotes, etc. what's most useful, and takes up much of the text, is the relationship between woolf's work and the work od ts eliot and the bloomsbury crew. "As a writer, she could never join in the boy's games, and JOyce's celebration of bodily experience acted as a painful reminder of her exclusion... Eliot's admiration for Joyce seemed an implicit criticism of her own fiction, an assertion of male difference, solidarity, even superiority." The author doesn't go much futher into detail in this passage, but it's something to look into. Another important focus of the book is how and why Woolf incorporated post impressionist ideas into her writing, and more interestingly on a human level, how her personal relationships (s/a her "obsession" with Vanessa Bell) originally turned her onto them. "...fiction should record the life of the mind, the life of imagination and of vision... 'No one can see it whole... The best of us catch a glimpse of a nose, a shoulder, something turning away, always in movement.'" overall, what you will get out of the book might not be worth the time spent reading the rest of it (depending on how quickly you read, i guess).

5-0 out of 5 stars Satisfying
Briggs biography of Virginia Woolf follows a form that makes perfect sense for a biography of a writer. That is, it is a "biography" of her books as much as it is a biography of Virginia Woolf herself.
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30. The Book of the City of Ladies (Penguin Classics)
by Penguin Classics
Paperback (01 January, 2000)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A different point of view
This book is, in many ways, very close to other written in the Middle Ages: a list of good or bad women or men from the past, joined together around an idea: loyal wifes, or martyrs, or good rulers,... this is something very common that can be read, for instance, in Triomphi by Francesco Petrarca. But the original thing is that it was written by a woman and from a feminine point of view, trying to show that women are not those monsters some male writters showed -not all of them-. Some things she says are so actual and refreshing!! For instance, she rejectsthat stupid idea some men had that women like being raped and when they say no, they don't mean it,... isn't it something that still can be heard today?
4-0 out of 5 stars Pizan (a woman ahead of her time)
In this book, Pizan is acting as a voice for women.She was a widow with several kids who made a living by writing-an uncommon occurance for women in Medieval Europe.One could consider her a feminist of her day.However, unlike contemporary feminism, she never stated that the woman was equal to the man.She was only trying to say that women are not as bad as the man says they are.Still, this ideology was a kind of vignette into more Rennaisance ways of thinking.

3-0 out of 5 stars A Fortress from Frustration
THE BOOK OF THE CITY OF LADIES by Christine de Pizan is an allegory written in the early 1400s as an effort to defend womankind from spurious attacks by the male gender. The BOOK itself serves as the city, the protection and community of good women who show that the defamatory collective statements about women (they are greedy, they are inconstant, they are not chaste, etc.) are not true.Read more

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31. In Our Own Voices: 4 Centuries of American Women's Religious Writings
by Westminster John Knox Press
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32. Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the Heart of a Revolution
by Conari Press
Paperback (October, 1998)
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Female Beats wrote poetry, took drugs, went on the road, listened tojazz, and lived on the fringe just as the men did, but their accomplishments are not as widely recognized. This volume attempts to correct this oversight by profiling 40 women of the Beat generation and publishing samples of their work. Well-known poets Diane di Prima and Denise Levertov appear in the volume, along with the muses of male writers and other women who never became famous at all. As Brenda Knight notes in her introduction, counterculture women in the 1950s and 1960s faced difficult obstacles: "To be unmarried, a poet, an artist, to bear biracial children, to go on the road was doubly shocking for a woman, and social condemnation was high."The first portion of the anthology is devoted to women who were not Beats but who set the stage for the movement. Josephine Miles wrote poetry and mentored the younger Beat poets at Berkeley, while Madeline Gleason founded the San Francisco Poetry Festival. In the "Muses" section are short biographies of wives and girlfriends of famous male writers such as Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. It's widely known that William S. Burroughs shot his wife Joan Vollmer Adams Burroughs; this book fills in other details of her wild and short life. Profiles of writers such as Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Janna McClure, and Janine Pommy Vega account for the rest of the anthology. The lives these women led are as interesting as their writing, and Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Should not be missed
Any interested in the history of the beat era must have WOMEN OF THE BEAT GENERATION: THE WRITERS, ARTISTS AND MUSES AT THE HEART OF A REVOLUTION. Much has been written on famous beat men but comparatively little on the women who also made their mark during the time: long overdue but better late than never is an exploration of the histories of these women, from Barbara Guest and Diane DiPrima to Jan Kerouac and Anne Waldman. A literary and social history which should not be missed.
5-0 out of 5 stars Women Writers Rule!
Yes, there were women writing as well, and doing all the other cool stuff at the time. Many of them are still writing or continued to write long after their affair with the "beat" generation. This book is a great introduction to these writers. It's very informative, has just enough of the good gossip and lots of really great writing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
For a group that is now remembered as a progressive voice in the ultra-conformist wilderness of the 1950s, the Beats were a surprisingly chauvinistic bunch of guys, all too ordinary for their time.That unfortunate fact helps explain the relative obscurity of most of the women who ran with, influenced and, in some cases, loved them.(You probably know that William S. Burroughs accidentally murdered his common-law wife while playing William Tell, but do you know her name?)This wonderful volume goes a long way towards correcting that oversight.Featuring previously unpublished letters, rare pictures and - best of all - a generous sampling of creative works, it's a near-perfect survey of the Beats' female contemporaries, lovers and even a few of their precursors.Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American literature    3. Authors, American    4. Beat generation    5. Biography    6. Feminist    7. General    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literary collections    10. Literature - Classics / Criticism    11. Literature: Folklore/Mythology    12. Women Authors    13. Biography: general    14. History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -    15. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    16. Other prose: from c 1900 -    17. Women's studies   


33. The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen3 Volume Set (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen)
by Cambridge University Press
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34. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (10 September, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I loved this book.
I picked this book up for the first time in a summer rental house.I couldn't put it down and I had to run out and buy my own copy when I got home.I was not familiar with Millay before reading this book, so I cannot compare it to the million other opinions of her, but as a narrative on its own I have been mesmerized.I think this is an extremely well written biography that captures the essence of the relationships we nuture and cherish.Everytime I pick it up again I slip effortlessly into a different place in time when one could simply be an artist, a genius, and be celebrated.The descriptions are vivid and the narrative is strong and engaging.It's simply a well written book and I loved it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Edna St. Vincent Millay, Subject of Nancy Milford (oh, and she was a poet, too)
In this biography, Milford seems to be an historian first and a writer second.Or, perhaps, a prima donna first, an historian second, and then a writer.There is nothing wrong with either order unless one's prerogative in reading happens to be pleasure.Then, dear reader, it seems you have been "punk'd."
3-0 out of 5 stars Edna deserved better
I have always loved the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay and eagerly looked forward to reading Milford's book, as a matter of fact I was extremely happy to see the size and heft of the book thinking that Milford must have clearly explored all the facets of Millay's life. humpf
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35. Writing Women's Literary History
by Johns Hopkins University Press
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36. A History of Central European Women's Writing (Studies in Russian & Eastern European History)
by Palgrave Macmillan
Hardcover (06 July, 2001)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A little on a lot...
I purchased this book mainly as a reference for Czech and Slovak women writers, attracted to its self-described need to "stress communality of experiences by countries shaped by similar historical and political processes."The editors claims the intent of the book is to reverse the neglect of women writers in central European countries and touts her own horn by telling us that "this is a pioneering work."It may be so, in that it is the first anthology containing the former Hapsburg-controlled lands, but at least as far as Czech and Slovak women writers are concerned, pretty much the same old material gets rehashed.The Czech section is thorough and is one of the longer chapters in the book;there is some new myth-killing info on Nemcova as it discusses the curious "cult of personality" that surrounded this author of Babicka.Biographical info on other Czech women is interesting (Svetla, Krasnahorska) and there is an interesting addition of a writer named Irma Geisslova.The Slovak section of the texzt is 18 pages in length.The first author discussed in detail is Lehocka, described as "an archetype of the Slovak women's movement" (hyperbole at its worst), for in the the next paragraph, Soltesova is branded as "a pioneer of Slovak women's literature and the women's movement" (yet, the author admits, Soltesova liked to emphasize 'woman's natural role'in daily life).The editors make the claim in the Introduction that "the text does not set out to give a feminist account of material covered" and yet seems eager to hang such titles on each different writer--with a decidedly feminist bent to them.About Podjavorinska:"(she) avoided radical feminism because she needed male writer's support."The disappointingly short blurb on Slovak writer Timrava grossly misjudges her work, calling it "banal" and "sanitized."Since this book hails from Britain and European editorship, though, the text is blessedly free of American academic pomo-jargon;there is little mumbo-jumbo.Ursula Philips, who authors the chapter on Polish writers, has a direct, powerful writing style.Some chapters in the book are frustratingly short (yet understandably so).The valuable bibliography lists all the authors who have works available in English translations. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. East European literature    2. Europe, Central    3. European - General    4. History and criticism    5. Literary Criticism    6. Literature - Classics / Criticism    7. Literatures    8. Reference    9. Women Authors    10. Women and literature    11. Social Science / Gender Studies   


37. 500 Great Books by Women: A Reader's Guide
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (01 December, 1994)
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An indispensable and extremely well-organized treasure map toliterature by women. Contains brief reviews of 500 books by women, and seven cross-referenced indexes to identify books by author, title, genre, topic, and even country of book content. Highly recommended! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Don't like mopping the screen with Barbie's Hairbrush
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5-0 out of 5 stars FOR ALL AVID READERS
This is a must buy for all serious readers of women's works.Since PRINCESS was required reading in my high school class, its been my favorite book, and I was pleased to see that the contributors recognized the "can't put it down" greatness of this modern day story about a Saudi Arabian princess.Then I saw LITTLE WOMEN, a favorite book from my childhood...This book not only introduced me to authors I was unaware of, but verified my own favorites, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT and JEAN SASSON and MARY SHELLY.I'm checking them off one by one. I hope these writers provide us with a sequel.

5-0 out of 5 stars Open this book to find more wonderful books
After reading some of the negative reviews posted on this book, I found myself compelled to respond. I am not sure how to define a great book. And clearly, anyone having the audacity to draw up an unconventional list of great books is asking for criticism. Read more

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38. Writing on the Body
by Columbia University Press
Paperback (15 April, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great feminist reader
This is a wonderful collection of essays for anyone looking for an introduction to feminist theory, or simply for new ways to perceive and analyze the body.The bitesize samples of Judith Butler, CatharineMacKinnon, Audre Lorde, and bell hooks challenge the reader to confrontcontemporary issues such as rape, gender, and representations of women ofcolor in ways that are radically different from mainstream thought. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Body, Human, in literature    2. Feminism & Feminist Theory    3. Feminism and the arts    4. Feminist    5. Feminist literary criticism    6. Literary Criticism    7. Reference    8. Sex in literature    9. Sociology    10. Women Authors    11. Women in literature    12. Women's Studies - General    13. Cultural studies    14. Feminism    15. Literary Criticism & Collections / General   


39. Caribbean Women Writers And Globalization: Fictions of Independence
by Not Avail
Hardcover (18 November, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Caribbean Area    3. Caribbean literature (English)    4. Foreign countries    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Literary Criticism    8. Women Authors    9. Women and literature    10. Caribbean islands    11. Literary studies: general    12. Women's studies   


40. Fresh Water: Women Writing on the Great Lakes
by Michigan State University Press
Paperback (28 July, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. American prose literature    2. Canadian prose literature    3. Essays    4. Essays & Travelogues    5. Great Lakes Region (North America)    6. Homes and haunts    7. Literary    8. Travel    9. Travel - United States    10. United States - Midwest - East North Central (General)    11. Women Authors    12. Women authors, American    13. Literary studies: general    14. USA    15. Women's studies   


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