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41. The Feminization of American Culture
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42. Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing
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43. Sex Work: Writings by Women in
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44. The Emperor Akbar's Khamsa of
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45. The Woman Who Spilled Words All
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47. My Heart Is a Large Kingdom: Selected
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48. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets
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49. Women of the Left Bank
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53. Memoirs of a Beatnik
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54. Chick Lit: 2007 Day-to-Day Calendar
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55. "How Shall We Tell Each Other
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41. The Feminization of American Culture
by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Paperback (30 September, 1998)
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This classic of modern feminism is an ambitious attempt to trace certain present-day values back to cultural shifts of the 19th century. Historian Ann Douglas entwines the fate of American women, most notably those of the white middle class, with that of clergy marginalized by the rise in religious denominations and consequent dilution of their power base. No longer invited to wield influence in vital (some might say traditionally masculine) political and economic arenas, clergy were pushed toward more feminine spheres and rules of expression. Likewise, as growing numbers of middle-class white women lost their place as the indispensable center of household production, and many lower-class women became easily replaced industrial cogs, a none-too-subtle shift in perceptions about women's strengths and abilities occurred. Women lost voting rights and other legal privileges; barred from healing and midwifery, they were also less likely to appear in other increasingly male professions. Academies for wealthier girls imparted skills deemed to entice and soothe men without taxing supposedly tiny feminine brains; when Emma Willard offered geometry lessons to girls in the 1820s, one opponent harrumphed: "They'll be educating cows next." Douglas chronicles the rise of an overwhelmingly sentimental "feminization" of mass culture--in which writers of both sexes underscored popular convictions about women's weaknesses, desires, and proper place in the world--with erudite and well-argued scholarship. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Feminization made consumers of us all
This is a splendid book-Douglas shows how the loss of Christian faith, combined with the rise of industrialism, gave ministers and women (with too much time on their hands) common cause in seeking to "influence" culture. Thus was born the age of advertising and modern consumerism.
1-0 out of 5 stars Tiresome, Uninformative
Bought this book as a spinoff to a seminar hoping for some insight into a complex subject. The common cause made between ineffectual clergy of the late 18th century and American women was interesting, but then the author lost herself (and her theme) in her exhausting review of obscure, forgettable literature. The phrase "deadly dull" comes to mind.
5-0 out of 5 stars masterly
One can only imagine the work that has gone into this staggering piece of intellectual history - whose axis is the unforeseeable and fateful rise of the female public in American intellectual life, and contemporaneously the collapse of the old, muscular style of Protestant religiosity and intellect - from the kind and number of sources the author uses.She has apparently trawled through reams and piles of obscure newspapers and magazines, familiarized herself with writing most of us would be glad to avoid, learned to distinguish the various strands of an intellectual and publishing life which is, to modern America, as alien as imperial China or early Sumer.The result is tremendous: not only a resurrection of a past age that does it honour and justice (if anything, one seems to perceive, in this female scholar, a certain sympathy - even nostalgia - for the utra-male, activist, iron-faced world of the old Puritan thinkers, post-Jonathan Edwards and his likes), but a flood of light on the origins of our (not exclusively American) world and society.This simply cannot be praised too much; future historians will not be able to prescind from it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 19th Century American Literature    2. 19th century    3. American - General    4. American literature    5. Anthropology - Cultural    6. Feminism & Feminist Theory    7. Feminism and literature    8. History    9. History and criticism    10. Literary Criticism    11. Religion and literature    12. Sociology    13. United States    14. Women As Authors (American Literature)    15. Women Authors    16. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors   


42. Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation
by Rutgers University Press
Paperback (July, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Taxonomy of Difference
in GIRLS WHO WORE BLACK Johnson and Grace provide an interesting taxonomy of "who's beat" that almost makes sense.The Knight and Peabody books were, of course, groundbreaking collections but their definitions of who was Beat and who wasn't were so different that a reader could wind up arguing that Simone De Beauvoir was the quintessential Beat woman author.In an illuminating intrroductory essay, the editors aregue that some of this confusion has been caused by the fact that there are actually three generations of Beat women writers.The first generation (chronologically) are those born around the time of William Burroughs, and who thus anticipate the Beate writing sof the 1940s and 1950s or who werewriting contemporaneously to the first work of the three men most definitely tied into the Beats--Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg.Women of the first generation thus include Jane Bowles and Helen Adam.A second generation grew up, the same age as the younger Beats (such as Ginsberg, Lew Welch, McClure, Corso).These women include Lenore Kandel (b. 1932), the late Elise Cowen (1933-1962) and Joanne Kyger (b. 1934).Finally there are two women Beat writers of a following generation--the age of Bon Dylan.These are Anne Waldman and Janine Pommy Vega.This last generation seems oddly underpopulated, as though Waldman and Pommy Vega were playing some kind of version of "I Am Legend."
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American - General    3. American literature    4. Beat generation    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Literature: Classics    10. United States    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. American English    14. Cultural studies    15. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    16. Social history    17. USA    18. Women's studies    19. c 1945 to c 1960    20. c 1960 to c 1970   


43. Sex Work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry
by Cleis Press
Paperback (September, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very personal look at women in the sex industry
Now that I've read, Whores and Other Feminists, Tales from the Clit, Sex for Sale, Out of Bondage, The Lusty Lady, and Brothel, Sex Work gives a personal touch beyond what Whores and Other Feminists has to offer.There is a line of reading that one must read to truly listen to the feminist minority that sex work is part of being a woman.Whether women get paid to have sex or not, all women live with social stigmas attached to them not only by men (police, politicians, and clients) but by women (wives, the feminist majority, and other sex workers).The book explores the good girl/bad girl status of a woman.There is also a lot of question between Madonna/Whore demarcation between women in the sex industry.It answers the question as to where did these women come from.3-0 out of 5 stars good
It is always enlightening to hear stories from those who have lived it as opposed to reading a psychologist's view of a world he has never experienced. This is a good read, told by women who have experienced all that makes up the world of prostitution.

4-0 out of 5 stars sex in the cities
I bought this book thinking that I'd be reading only stories by women in the sex industry. I have always had a fascination with how people begin anything, but especially how women or men cross the line (I don't mean that negatively) and become prostitutes. What this book is, however, is half stories from women in the industry and half academic writings on the plight of prostitutes. Not what I wanted, but still pretty good.Read more

Subjects:  1. Attitudes    2. Gender Studies    3. Literary Criticism    4. Love / Sex / Marriage    5. Prostitutes    6. Prostitution    7. Sexuality    8. United States    9. Women Authors    10. Women's Studies - General    11. Sex & sexuality   


44. The Emperor Akbar's Khamsa of Nizami
by British Library
Paperback (July, 1995)
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Subjects:  1. Fiction - General    2. General    3. Illumination Of Books And Manuscripts    4. Indo-Iranian Literature    5. Literary Criticism    6. Women Authors   


45. The Woman Who Spilled Words All Over Herself: Writing and Living the Zona Rosa Way
by Faber & Faber
Paperback (29 January, 1998)
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For Rosemary Daniell, writing is an obsession, a turn-on, a healing process, and a vision quest. A highly sexed, somewhat New Age-y Southerner with what she would call a "healthy arrogance," Daniell hadn't heard of T. S. Eliot until she was 23 years old. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Daniell's on a Mission!
Rosemary Daniell is on a mission, and part of her mission is to make sure that women in particular, but men as well fight and slay their "demons/issues" and get on with the life they were meant to have. Her dedication has led her to a 24-year love affair with Zona Rosa and to the brave souls who seek to break past their pasts, their fears, their excuses and live a full and authentic life. This book may claim to be "about" writing, but it's a lot more than a how-to book. The exorcises alone are worth the price. And by all means, if you can get to a Zona Rosa meeting--go! You're in for a treat.

5-0 out of 5 stars This could have saved me years of stumbling in the dark
I was a little skeptical about a new-age-y writing book--another writer urging us wannabes to spill words. But Rosemary Daniell won me over. First of all, she's really practicing what she preaches--and not for the money. The first chapter, from which the title was taken, describes her experiences teaching writing in schools and prisons. It's the intersection of her greatest love and the greatest need--and both admirable and daring. I've had the pleasure of using her discussion starters with children ages 5-8 and it works! 5-0 out of 5 stars Live through the Power of Words
Rosemary Daniell is a woman who has listened intently and found her passion and her voice.She shares both in this book so that others may know what the experience is like.Read more

Subjects:  1. Authorship    2. Composition & Creative Writing - General    3. Language    4. Language Arts & Disciplines    5. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    6. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors   


46. Speak, So You Can Speak Again: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
by Doubleday
Hardcover (19 October, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Speak So You CanSpeak Again
This is really great addition to my library. I have several of Zora's books. The pictues ,copies of handwritten notes are great. I really feel more connected to Zora with this edition. Great as a gift!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
This is sheer magic. Just magic. For teachers of Hurston, it's a fantastic opportunity to hook students further into the life and times of Hurston and the fascinating (albeit simulated) feel of working with primary documents.

5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating keepsake
Lucy Anne Hurston, the neice of Zora Neale Hurston, in a collaborative effort with the Estate of the great writer, has produced a beautiful tribute to her aunt and also a collector's item for fans of Zora Neale Hurston.Not only does it include biographical sketches of the famous author, but also live interviews, as well as a CD of folk songs sung by Hurston.
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47. My Heart Is a Large Kingdom: Selected Letters of Margaret Fuller
by Cornell University Press
Hardcover (March, 2001)
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48. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets and Their Poetry: Inventing Agency, Inventing Genre
by The Johns Hopkins University Press
Hardcover (31 December, 2005)
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49. Women of the Left Bank
by University of Texas Press
Paperback (1987)
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"The question that predicates this inquiry is not 'What was it like to be part of literary Paris,'" writes Shari Benstock, but "'What was it like to be a woman in literary Paris?'" That city's Left Bank, says the author, was in the early part of the 20th century "inhabited by all those on the margin of culture, a place for the dislocated, even the dispossessed." Among these expatriates were women writers, editors, poets, journalists, and novelists who came to Paris from America or England, often to escape a family or society that made it hard for them to live as a lesbian or a black woman--or simply as an intelligent, ambitious person uninterested in settling into traditional domestic life. Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Staggering good...
Not really a biography, tho it is very biographic. Not really a study of Feminism, tho most of the women were early pioneers. Not really a study of Lesbians, tho most of the women were, at least, bisexual. What this book does, and it does it extremely well, is illustrate how these women struggled to 'define' themselves, as artists, as authors, as sexual beings, as individuals at a time when women were generally perceived as little better then simple minded children factories. From Gertrude Stein to Djuna Barnes to Natalie Barney (Rene Vivian...'a life spent looking for death')such different people but sharing a common thread of struggle (and cost). I've read a lot about this period and these women, and no book has given me a better understanding of them and emotional empathy with them, then this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Edifying & entertaining.
I picked up this book out of interest in expatriate Americans in the early part of the 20th century.I was immediately drawn into the worlds of these writers and artists and ultimately learned about incredible characters like Sylvia Beach, who was the first person to publish James Joyce's Ulysses, and Margaret Anderson, publisher of the modernist The Little Review.5-0 out of 5 stars A enjoyable book about a time I would have liked to share
This book was a good introduction for me to read more about women who lived in Paris, but like so many, they went there to live a life ahead of their time. ... Read more

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50. The Prentice Hall Anthology of African American Women's Literature
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (04 August, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars About Time!
This book is certainly a first of its kind. The number of authors included in this anthology is unprecedented, covering the literature of slavery all the way to the 21st-century. Substantively, it is very engaging and beautifully produced. I found the map to be very useful, as were the well-crafted bibliographies. ... Read more

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51. Toni Morrison: Critical and Theoretical Approaches (A Modern Fiction Studies Book)
by The Johns Hopkins University Press
Paperback (26 December, 1997)
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52. Charlotte Smith: Romanticism, Poetry and the Culture of Gender
by Manchester University Press
Hardcover (19 December, 2003)
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53. Memoirs of a Beatnik
by Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback (01 August, 1998)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Read with one hand free.
This book was loaned to me by a friend who swore that I would have to read it "with one hand free". While the story is very erotic, and the sex scenes are very real and compelling, I would not wholly agree with that statement. This, in part, is due to the fact that love scenes between men and women no longer do anything for me sexually. I prefer erotic writings between two women, and, though there were a few added to this book to spice things up (for me anyways) there were definitely not enough to arouse me to free one hand.
4-0 out of 5 stars Memoirs of a Beatnik
As someone isn't easily shocked by sex, this book was engaging. I found myself hoping to find happiness within "one" of her sexcapades. However, if you are interested in an easy read, with graphic details. Enjoy. Don't be offended.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not porn?Important to read?
Sorry, but this is both an unimportant work, and pornographic (when every chapter revolves around one sex scene, I think it is safe to accuse a book of being pornographic).Understandably, it has been written that this book was intended to be exploitative, and di Prima wrote it because she needed money.Great.I hold nothing against writers doing what they need to do to make a living.If I recall correctly, Stephen King got his start writing articles for Playboy.With all that said, however, I think it is also important not to hold a book to unrealistic expectations, simply because of the author.Porn, porn, porn.Let's see: chapter 1, sex with Ivan.Chapter 2, recollection of the first time she had sex with Ivan.Chapter 3, sex with Robin (a man in love with Ivan).Chapter 4, Sex with Tomi (a female friend).Chapter 5, Tomi has sex with Tomi's brother.Chapter 6, Sex with 4 other women.Chapter 7, sex with Tomi's father Serge.Chapter 8, sex with young Jack and some guy with big ears while runaway girl watches.And so it goes, through all the chapters.So, if you're looking for a "spank" book, then check it out.If you're looking for a book about the beats from a woman's perspective (as it is boldly proclaimed on the front cover), look somewhere else.
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54. Chick Lit: 2007 Day-to-Day Calendar
by Andrews McMeel Publishing
Calendar (01 July, 2006)
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55. "How Shall We Tell Each Other of the Poet?": The Life and Writing of Muriel Rukeyser
by Palgrave Macmillan
Hardcover (21 August, 1999)
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5-0 out of 5 stars inspiring chronicle of an inspiring life
I should preface this by telling you that I am fanatically devoted to Muriel Rukeyser's work and so may present a somewhat extreme perspective. As a high-schooler, it is one of my deepest hopes that my generation will awaken to this amazing and underappreciated woman. As Muriel Rukeyser's poems are monuments, so is her life itself. She was a tremendous force for artistic vision and social conscience. As a reflection of such a life, this book could hardly go wrong, and it is indeed intensely thought-provoking and inspiring.Read more

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56. Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory
by I.B.Tauris
Paperback (03 June, 2000)
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57. Food for Our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists
by South End Press
Paperback (October, 1994)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Joanna Kadi!
This is an excellent anthology of arab-american feminist writings, each essay and poem discussing how it feels to be an Arab-American woman growing up in the US.4-0 out of 5 stars A TRIMUMPH FOR ARAB-AMERICAN WOMEN
As an Arab-American woman growing up in the United States, I found this book to be very refreshing.I noticed as a child in America that Arab women were either perceived as very docile and covered from head to toe oras whores that danced seductively for men only to have alternative plans toget ahead as in the case of the book One Thousand and One Arabian Nightswhich I read when I was younger.either way, Arab women were not seen in agood light by Western culture.This is a book that presents Arab women andwomen all over the world as thinking, intelligent, and talented beings thatdeserve a say on today's social issues and women in society in general.Iactually went to a reading that featured the poets in the book as a way topromote the book in 1995 and found myself to be proud of who and what I am. I recommend this book to any women (or men) that are of Arab or Westerndecent.You will not be bored, that I can assure you.Thank you. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American literature    2. Arab American authors    3. Feminism    4. Literary collections    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Middle Eastern    7. Sociology    8. United States    9. Women    10. Women Authors    11. American English    12. Collections & anthologies of various literary forms    13. Social Science / Women's Studies    14. Women's studies   


58. What Her Body Thought
by Harper San Francisco
Hardcover (April, 1999)
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Illness is often a transformative experience. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Invisible Illness not so invisible to the bearer
This is one of the most eloquent books I have read on the subject of chronic illness, in particular chronic illness which is not easily identified: "invisible illness, Susan calls it. She writes with authority because she has walked in those shoes. When standing in line and feeling totally exhausted because of her illness, another woman is wheeled to the front of the line in a wheelchair. Thus the perfect illustration of the difficulty. She uses the classic Dumas novel "Camille" to illustrate the status of the sufferer, and the reaction of those surrounding her. This is a book of perspective, and one that should be read by anyone in the caring professions, and anyone with a loved one who has an "invisible" illness.

5-0 out of 5 stars exposes New Age moralism
I found this book to be one of, if not *the* best book I have ever read on the subject of illness. Susan Griffin writes from experience, and yetmanages to write an objective, thoughtful book on illness and what it meansto society. Although New Age prides itself in having escaped therestrictive judgments of past centuries, and mind/body philosophies andmetaphysics portray themselves as more enlightened, Susan exposes theunderlying hypothesis for what it is--the same old moralism: "If youthink the right thoughts, you won't be ill." "You are ill becausethere is something for you to learn." We still want to believe, shepoints out, that we are greater than Nature, that we are in control. Yet,anyone who has had a chronic or severe illness knows how very littlecontrol we do have. Perhaps, after all, New Age is just another way ofdealing with the knowledge that someday, no matter how good we are, we allwill suffer and die.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You, Susan Griffin!
As a sufferer of CIFIDS, I found it wonderful to read about someone else's experiences with the disease, and to know that the things I experience are not in my head, after all.Griffin's book brought tears to my eyes morethan once, as her comparison of her experiences to those of Marie Duplessisis both beautiful and painful.This book had a powerful effect on me, onethat I can't really put in words.All I can say is:Thank You! ... Read more

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59. So You Think You Know Jane Austen?: A Literary Quizbook(Oxford World's Classics)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (01 August, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Intellectual Fun
If you love Jane Austen's work as much as I do, then this is a nice way to spend your time testing your perception of her novels and even seeing things you may not have noticed before. I do not recommend it to those students who like to read notes instead of the actual work, they'll surely end up just memorizing facts and not really getting to know the work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Get your pencils ready!
This is a delightfully fun book for anyone who loves the novels of Jane Austen! The book is based on a teaching method the authors refer to as "Quiz and Questionnaire"; that is, some of the questions are posed purely to test factual information while others depend upon the readers use of deductive and interpretive skills. The book is divided into two sections. All of the quizzes are in the first half of the book and then all of the answers follow, so it's possible to read through the questions without accidentally cheating and seeing the answers.
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60. Jane Austen in Context (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (18 September, 2006)
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