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61. A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation
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62. The Princessa : Machiavelli for
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63. Renaissance Drama by Women
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64. Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's
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65. Wasn't the Grass Greener?: Thirty-three
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66. Eudora Welty : Stories, Essays
67. Women of Mystery: The Lives and
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68. A Place in the Sun?: Women Writers
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69. The Hidden Writer
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70. Women's Literary Feminism In Twentieth-Century
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71. Margaret Atwood
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72. The Writing Life
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73. Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels
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74. Women and Writing
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77. A Bolt from the Blue and Other
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61. A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (15 October, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Challenging Read
It has been over a year since I read this book, but I thought I had to write something seeing the horrible single review it's received so far.Briefly, I enjoyed this book more than any other Austen criticism I've read.My background with Austen is that I did not read her in college, though I was an English major, but discovered P&P and then read the rest of her novels when I was about 25.
2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I was a little disappointed in this book. The reflections on Austen's work weren't as insightful or interesting as I was hoping. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1775-1817    2. 19th century    3. Austen, Jane,    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Criticism and interpretation    6. England    7. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    8. History    9. Literary    10. Literary Criticism    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. British Isles    14. English    15. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    16. Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C    17. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century   


62. The Princessa : Machiavelli for Women
Paperback (09 March, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Princessa
This book is a must have for every woman, this book validated for me how I view life and the people in it. I thought I was crazy alway's imagining myself as a general going into battle, I realize now I was and will alway's be a Princessa. although Mrs Rubin too along time to get to the meat of this issue, this is a book should be the woman's bible.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Common Sense
My book club read this book and were very impressed with it. In this day and age of everything moving so quickly it is easy to get caught up and not see what is happening around you at work and in everyday life. We were amazed to see how we had each had an opportunity to apply some strategy or another shortly after reading it! It is in my desk for whenever I need to sharpen my senses. As I was reading it a situation came up with my insurance company had I not read this I would have been bullied into what they wanted rather than seeing the manipulation coming and deflecting it as the book enabled me to do. A definite keeper!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mostly Common Sense
My book club read this book and were very impressed with it. In this day and age of everything moving so quickly it is easy to get caught up and not see what is happening around you at work and in everyday life. We were amazed to see how we had each had an opportunity to apply some strategy or another shortly after reading it! It is in my desk for whenever I need to sharpen my senses. As I was reading it a situation came up with my insurance company had I not read this I would have been bullied into what they wanted rather than seeing the manipulation coming and deflecting it as the book enabled me to do. A definite keeper! ... Read more

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63. Renaissance Drama by Women
by Routledge
Paperback (09 January, 1996)
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Subjects:  1. 17th century    2. Drama    3. Early modern and Elizabethan,    4. Early modern and Elizabethan, 1500-1600    5. English drama    6. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    7. Literary Criticism    8. Plays / Drama    9. Theater - General    10. Women Authors    11. Women in the theater    12. England    13. English    14. Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries    15. Literary studies: classical, early & medieval    16. Performing Arts / Theater / General    17. Plays & playwrights: 16th to 18th centuries    18. Theatre, drama    19. Women's studies    20. c 1500 to c 1600    21. c 1600 to c 1700   


64. Janice Holt Giles: A Writer's Life
by University Press of Kentucky
Hardcover (November, 1998)
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65. Wasn't the Grass Greener?: Thirty-three Reasons Why Life Isn't as Good as It Used to Be
by Harvest Books
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4-0 out of 5 stars At least there are still Twinkies
WASN'T THE GRASS GREENER? by Barbara Holland is a ruefully nostalgic lament on the passing of things, activities, and states of mind that older generations grew up with during a period that can now perhaps be perceived as a simpler time: things such as pianos, liquor cabinets, sneakers, porches, desks (as opposed to computer stations), clotheslines, windows (that actually open), radiators, grand urban department stores, playing cards, and telegrams; activities such as ice-skating, election night, idleness, pranks, picnics, and star-gazing; and states of mind such as childhood, worries, and falling in love.
5-0 out of 5 stars Falling in Love Again . . .with Barbara Holland
As an aging rock star named "Bruce" once sang (famously in his ode to a "Pink Cadillac") -- "Love is bigger than a Honda . . .it's bigger than a Subaru."How much bigger is captured perfectly by Barbara Holland. (Please see end of this review.) Ms Holland is miles ahead of anyone else in reminding us what "true love" once meant.
4-0 out of 5 stars Ms. Holland's "Greener" Opus Nostalgic,33 Bar Symphony
"Wasn't The Grass Greener?" (aka "A Curmudgeon's Fond Memories") is Barbara Holland's evocative, wistful essay collection enjoyable for its lack of pretense, emphasizing effect over cause.She assembles 33 missing social puzzle pieces, enjoyable independently, into a picture of how society now views personal comfort, leisure time, and social interaction.Read more

Subjects:  1. Customs & Traditions    2. Essays    3. Form - Essays    4. Humor    5. Literary Collections    6. Literary Criticism    7. Women Authors    8. Humor / General   


66. Eudora Welty : Stories, Essays & Memoir (Library of America, 102)
by Library of America
Hardcover (01 August, 1998)
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It's small wonder that the Library of America chose Eudora Welty as the first living (at that time) author published in this prestigious series. Welty was the kind of writer people routinely call "an American institution." But don't let the sweet white-haired-old-lady image fool you: Welty's work is anything but benign. For more than 50 years, Welty spoke with a fierce and uncompromising literary voice. Or, rather, Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Creations of a unique voice.
"Listening," "Learning to See" and "Finding a Voice," Eudora Welty entitled the three chapters of her autobiography "One Writer's Beginnings," the concluding entry in this collection, one of the two Library of America compilations dedicated to her work.And while these may be steps that most writers will undergo at some point, Welty's compact autobiography is notable both because it allows a rare glimpse into the celebrated writer's otherwise fiercely protected private life and it illustrates the roots from which sprang such extraordinary protagonists as "The Ponder Heart"'s Edna Earle and Daniel Ponder, Miss Eckhart and the Morgana families in "The Golden Apples" and, of course, the anti-heroes of her Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Optimist's Daughter," Judge McKelva, his second wife Fay and (most importantly) his daughter Laurel.5-0 out of 5 stars An Essential
At the time of her death, Eudora Welty was widely regarded as America's single greatest living author. Although she produced several critically acclaimed novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning THE OPTIMIST'S DAUGHTER, Welty achieved her greatest fame through mastery of that most difficult of all literary forms, the short story.Read more

Subjects:  1. 1909-2001    2. 20th century    3. Authors, American    4. Biography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Childhood and youth    7. Essays    8. Fiction    9. Historical - U.S.    10. Literary    11. Literary Collections    12. Literary Criticism    13. Social life and customs    14. Southern States    15. Welty, Eudora - Prose & Criticism    16. Welty, Eudora,    17. Women    18. Women Authors    19. Authorship    20. Biography: general    21. English    22. Literary Collections / Essays    23. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    24. Welty, Eudora   


67. Women of Mystery: The Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists
by St. Martin's Minotaur
Hardcover (11 December, 2000)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Crimes of Omission
Disappointingly, this uneven collection focuses on relatively marginal writers (e.g, Minette Walters instead of Elizabeth Peters), and has odd emphases.Does the reader really care in each essay about the religious convictions, real or speculated upon, of every single author?Charlotte Macleod is noted only as a biographer, and other ignored authors are Sharyn McCrumb, Mary Stewart, Jane Haddam, Dell Shannon...oh, the list is endless!

4-0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous, but --
This book is indeed a surfeit of riches!My only complaint (and the reason for four stars instead of five) is that it is just simply too big for one volume. It's chock-full of wonderful information presented in a very accessible manner, in which any fan of the GoldenAge mysteries would be interested. How much nicer it would have been for the reader (not to mention easier to hold!) if it had been done in two or three volumes. Granted, it might not be possible to do as thorough a biography of a newer author as was the one of Agatha Christie, (74 pages) but many of the newer authors are deserving of more than a brief paragraph. At least in my opinion they are. This book, however, is more of an encyclopedia in one volume than a 'sit down and read' type of book. 5-0 out of 5 stars Belongs in every mystery lover's library
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Subjects:  1. Bio-bibliography    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Detective and mystery stories,    6. Detective and mystery stories, English    7. History and criticism    8. Literary    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Mystery & Detective Fiction    11. Mystery And Suspense Fiction    12. Women Authors    13. Women In Literature    14. Women novelists, English    15. Biography & Autobiography / Literary    16. Biography: general    17. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -    18. Women's studies   


68. A Place in the Sun?: Women Writers in Twentieth-Century Cuba
by Zed Books
Paperback (15 March, 1998)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Caribbean & Latin American    3. Cuba    4. Cuban literature    5. History    6. History and criticism    7. Literary Collections    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Women Authors    11. Women and literature    12. American history: from c 1900 -    13. Cultural studies    14. Feminism    15. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors    16. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    17. Spanish   


69. The Hidden Writer
by Anchor
Paperback (13 April, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent!
What a fantastic find!This book is one of those treasures that you will never forget!A truly savoury read!

5-0 out of 5 stars a candid look into the writer's life
Alexandra Johnson, who teaches writing at Harvard and Wellesley, provides us with six excellent stories about the role of the diary in the creative lives of seven prominent female writers. The chapters are arranged progressively according to both the age of the writers at the time they began writing the most celebrated parts of their journals, and to the time period in which they lived. For each chapter, Johnson slightly modifies her style to best capture the spirit of the particular writer's life, as recorded in her diary. It is a very effective narrative device, executed with remarkable precision, a style that is very difficult to carry off without sounding artificial and capricious.5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!
For the diarist, writer, avid reader or fan of Virginia Woolf, Anais Nin, Alice James, Katherine Mansfield, Marjory Fleming or May Sarton (or just for a lover of great writing!), this is a must-have book. I have kept ajournal for nearly 20 years and have never thought much of it. In otherwords, it's part of me like my arm or leg is but in this book, journals aremade into fascinating mirrors (or in some cases, pandora's boxes) of womenwriters. The author explains in great detail how each writer used herjournal as a creative tool. The title "hidden writer" is somewhatmisleading, as all the women in this book were published, but the"hidden" aspect perhaps refers to the private aspects ofthemselves they revealed only in their journals. Chapters on KatherineMansfield and Virgina Woolf are exceptional. Read more

Subjects:  1. Literature - Classics / Criticism    2. Literature: Classics    3. Women Authors    4. Women's Studies - General    5. Literary Criticism & Collections / Feminist Criticism    6. Literary studies: general    7. Reading Group Guide   


70. Women's Literary Feminism In Twentieth-Century China
by Palgrave MacMillan
Hardcover (15 January, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Asian - Chinese    3. Asian - General    4. Chinese literature    5. Feminism in literature    6. Feminist    7. History and criticism    8. Literary Criticism    9. Literature - Classics / Criticism    10. Women Authors    11. China    12. Literary studies: from c 1900 -   


71. Margaret Atwood
by Palgrave MacMillan
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Subjects:  1. 1939-    2. 20th century    3. Atwood, Margaret Eleanor,    4. Canada    5. Canadian    6. Criticism and interpretation    7. History    8. In literature    9. Literary Criticism    10. Literature - Classics / Criticism    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -   


72. The Writing Life
by University Press of Mississippi
Hardcover (March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars On writing
This book covers so much about writing. Ellen Gilchrist lists many interesting non-fiction and fiction books which she uses to teach in her creative writing workshops. she has written about her experiences of teaching creative writing or 'rewriting' as she emphasise 'writing is rewriting' to her students.
4-0 out of 5 stars inspiration for her fans
This book of short essays is divided into the sections "Life," "Writing," and "Teaching." For a fan of Ellen Gilchrist's fiction, like me, it's wonderful. She gives out little tidbits that reveal which parts of the Rhoda stories are autobiographical, and tells stories about how particular characters came into her head. Her essay about reading Shakespeare aloud every Sunday with friends made me want to get out the plays and go through them all next year.
5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you Ellen Gilchrist!
Ever since a friend recommended "Starcarbon" to me 8 or 9 years ago, I've been a great fan of Ellen Gilchrist's work and have purchased all her books.Her characters are unforgettable and I have learned so much about human nature from them.Her writing makes me wish I was from the South!
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Subjects:  1. 1935-    2. 20th century    3. American - General    4. Authors, American    5. Authorship    6. Biography    7. Biography & Autobiography    8. Biography / Autobiography    9. Biography/Autobiography    10. Creative writing (Higher education)    11. Essays    12. Gilchrist, Ellen,    13. Literary    14. Women Authors   


73. Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820-70
by University of Illinois Press
Paperback (01 February, 1993)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pioneering and path-breaking study
Nina Baym's pioneering study paved the way for the recovery of nineteenth-century American women novelists, writers who were "disappeared" by literary critics in the first half of the twentieth century intent on creating a pantheon of American literature peopled only by male writers (with the exception of Emily Dickinson).Indeed, Nina Baym is one of the "founding mothers" of scholarship on nineteenth-century women writers.Along with scholars such as Judith Fetterley, Marjorie Pryse, Sharon Harris, Mary Kelley, Nancy Cott and others, she inspired invigorating, exciting scholarship in this "new field" more than twenty years ago.Many novels from the nineteenth century have been reprinted by Rutgers University PRess and Oxford University PRess as a result of Baym's efforts.1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible
Forced to read in college.Absolutely incoherent ramblings.Terrible writing, astrocious editing and poor research make this book a professor's dream and a student's nightmare. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. American fiction    3. Fiction    4. History    5. History and criticism    6. Literature - Classics / Criticism    7. Reference    8. United States    9. Women As Authors (American Literature)    10. Women Authors    11. Women In American Literature    12. Women and literature    13. English    14. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    15. USA    16. Women's studies   


74. Women and Writing
by Harvest Books
Paperback (31 March, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The woolf at the door
Wow, I'm really surprised that there aren't more reviews of this wonderful book.
4-0 out of 5 stars Expanding one's view of Virginia Woolf
Barrett brought together several of Woolf's writings and criticisms about women and writing. It's a fascinating collection that expands one's view of Virginia Woolf as a writer and as a thinking, highly intelligent woman. Her reviews of some of her contemporaries or such writers as Jane Austen, George Eliot, and the Bront�s are thought-provoking and revealing about Woolf's inner life. Coupled with Barrett's insightful introduction, this book is a welcome addition to anyone's Woolf collection or to those interested in women as writers. It expands a bit on the notions presented in her famous "A Room Of One's Own". ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Literature - Classics / Criticism    2. Social Science    3. Sociology    4. Women Authors    5. Women's Studies - General    6. Social Science / Women's Studies   


75. Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women's Narratives on Reading and Writing in the Nineteenth Century (Pittsburgh Series in Composition, Literacy and Culture)
by University of Pittsburgh Press
Hardcover (November, 2004)
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76. The Emily Dickinson Handbook
by University of Massachusetts Press
Paperback (30 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't pass this one up! It's a gem!
THE EMILY DICKINSON HANDBOOK : Edited by Gudrun Grabher, Roland Hagenbuchle, and Cristanne Miller. 480 pp. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1998. ISBN 1-55849-169-4 (hbk.)5-0 out of 5 stars Do yourself a favor
If you are new to Dickinson studies, or if you simply want to read the most current thinking about the poems, The Emily Dickinson Handbook is a must.It contains essays on subjects ranging from the historical contextof the poems to the poet's metapoetic sensibility.This text is also awonderful introduction to the writings of the finest Dickinson scholarsextant.Richard Sewall, Paul Crumbley, Christanne Miller, Sharon Cameron,Martha Nell Smith, and many other great thinkers offer the reader a glimpseinto the realm of magic and poetry.If you love Emily Dickinson, doyourself a favor -- read this book. ... Read more

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77. A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays (New York Review Books Collections)
by New York Review Books Collections
Hardcover (30 June, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A beautiful mind in a beautiful book
Mary McCarthy is one of the most important American thinkers of the twentieth century, and she was at the heart of everything in the New York worlds of politics and letters. This superb collection of her essays showsher at her shrewdest, on subjects ranging from Eugene O'Neill to fashion magazines to Portugal to society and political figures. Famous for her unrelentingly flinty lordliness (memorably and mercilessly caricatured in Randall Jarrell's PICTURES FROM AN INSTITUTION), she can be savage in her reviews. When her stinging rebukes are deserved, as in her famous withering critique of Salinger's FRANNY AND ZOOEY, they're a delight, but even when you feel they're unwarranted or off-target they're still instructive and illuminating, and are always written with incredible elegance and eloquence. We want the best of the best critics to show, more than anything, a point of view, which McCarthy undoubtedly does: a point of view that is Europhilic, intelligent, self-important, funny, biting, and exceptionally articulate.
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78. None Shall Look Back (Southern Classics Series)
by J.S. Sanders & Co.
Paperback (25 January, 1992)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A well-written, engaging and thoughtful novel
First published in 1937 "None Shall Look Back" represents an attempt by author Caroline Gordon to follow the fortunes of one family throughout the Civil War years. In this she has achieved her goaladmirably. The story focuses on the Allard family of Kentucky and Georgiaas they struggle with the consequences of war both for those who take uparms and for those left behind.5-0 out of 5 stars None Shall Look Back
Margaret Mitchell was very lucky Gone With The Wind beat this great work by Caroline Gordon into print.None Shall Look Back was a better, richer story in all respects and, in my opinion, would have made a much bettermovie and still would. BTW - I'm a big Gone With The Wind fan. MWY

5-0 out of 5 stars Body & Soul
None Shall Look Back is the type of book which has "sticking power". This power will remain as a companion long after the volume has been finished. The path of the hero, so carefully and unpretentiouslyilluminated here, is always that of self denial, of an abandonment toward aworthy principle or cause. Sometimes it is also a path of suffering andsorrow. Body and Soul. The heroes of this book are human. That is to saythey have limitations of flesh and blood, of body and soul, of time andplace. And yet for all that, passion placed at the service of honor andforged in unselfishness rises transcendent, and lasting, a truly heroic andenduring fragrance which remains after all lesser things have passed away.Is this a scent your senses respond to? If so, you will be proud to haveknown the humans, the heroes, of None Shall Look Back.Read more

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79. Domestic Abolitionism and Juvenile Literature, 1830-1865
by State University of New York Press
Paperback (October, 2003)
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Isbn: 0791458261
Sales Rank: 742603
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Subjects:  1. 19th century    2. American - General    3. American literature    4. Books and reading    5. Children    6. Children's Literature - General    7. History    8. History and criticism    9. Literary Criticism    10. Literature - Classics / Criticism    11. Slavery in literature    12. United States    13. United States - Civil War    14. Women Authors   


80. Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood (Bone Black)
by Owl Books (NY)
Paperback (October, 1997)
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Isbn: 0805055126
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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bell hooks, who teaches English at New York's City College, is well-known as an abrasive, take-no-prisoners feminist cultural critic. In this moving memoir of her childhood she explains the roots of her forceful and rigorous attitude to life and literature. She grew up in a poor Southern black family, an heir to poverty and racism, surrounded by people too wrapped up in their own struggles to offer much help to her. She writes here of her mother's suffering in an abusive marriage, of her siblings' rejection of her for being "different," of her own painful discovery of sexuality, and of how she found escape through books. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK, GREAT AUTHOR
This book is especially for intelligent black females, but is for all who want to understand the pains of growing up being a poor black female.

5-0 out of 5 stars you know her work, now get to know the author
I couldn't stop turning the pages of this brutally honest tale of a black, southern, woman who grows up knowing that she is diffrent.And therefore, her life will be diffrent.5-0 out of 5 stars you know her work, now get to know the author
I couldn't stop turning the pages of this brutally honest tale of a black, southern, woman who grows up knowing that she is different. And therefore, her life will be different.Read more

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