Writing a Woman's Life
"Astute and provocative....Blends the sophistication of recent feminist theory with highly textured details fro the lives of independent and ambitious women."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Drawing on the experience of celebrated women, from George Sand and Virginia Woolf to Dorothy Sayers and Adrienne Rich, Heilbrun examines the struggle these writers undertook when their drives made it impossible for them to follow the traditional "male" script for a woman's life. Refreshing and insightful, this is an homage to brave women past and present, and an invitation to all women to write their own scripts, whatever they may be.
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Review: Writing a Woman's LifeUser Review - Tristy - Goodreads
Published in 1988, this is a tad dated, but the fundamental theses are still incredibly relevant. It also has a fantastic list of all the works cited in the book and once I finished the book I felt ... Read full review
Review: Writing a Woman's LifeUser Review - Olga Zilberbourg - Goodreads
A fascinating study of the tropes in writing women's biographies and women's lives. The author analyses her own decision to write a series of detective novels under a pseudonym that she kept secret for two decades. Read full review