The Eros of Everyday Life: Essays on Ecology, Gender and Society
Griffin examines the nature of women and women's roles in Western culture, and shows how the ways that we subordinate the role of women in society are deliberately similar to the ways that we attempt to exclude and subordinate nature. Featuring the brilliant original title essay that is nothing less than an intellectual and emotional exploration of the nature of Western society itself, as well as Susan Griffin's best previously published essays over the past decade, The Eros of Everyday Life combines the beautiful lyricism and sensibility of a poet with the intellectual rigor of one of the finest and most original minds writing today.
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Readers and fans have come to expect much from Griffin. Her last book, A Chorus of Stones (LJ 9/15/92), was a finalist for a Pulitzer and a National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. Griffin easily delivers with her latest work, a collection of her best essays over the past ten years, plus some new pieces. Continuing her well-established feminist quest to examine women's roles in society, Griffin eloquently addresses what she considers the nightmarish fashion in which Western culture similarly treats women and nature. She dresses up resplendent autobiographical pieces and keen social commentary with a poet's lyricism and a scholar's intellect. In "A Collaborative Intelligence," she concludes, "The task is to study the nightmare that has driven us to self-destruction." She accomplishes this task and sets readers to reflecting on how to bring Western society back from the brink. For women's studies collections.--Faye A. Chadwell, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene
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Susan Griffin is one of my all time favorite writers. She explores the human condition with a poetic fortitude. She boldly and courageously confronts human and organizational systems with critical thought and deep compassion. She is the kind of writer I wish to emulate.
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