Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory

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BasicBooks, 1993 - History - 308 pages
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The voices of the women who witnessed the French Revolution are finally restored to history. Yalom focuses on the most unforgettable chronicles: the governess of the royal children; the servant attending Marie-Antoinette in her last days; Robespierre's sister, Charlotte; and others bound together by a common nightmare.

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BLOOD SISTERS: The French Revolution in Women's Memory

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Yalom (a researcher at Stanford's Institute for Women and Gender Studies; Maternity, Morality, and the Literature of Madness, 1985, etc.—not reviewed) offers a diffuse literary and feminist ... Read full review

Blood sisters: the French Revolution in women's memory

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This masterfully crafted book adds a new dimension to our understanding of the French Revolution: it demonstrates how French women, as distinct from French men, remembered that event. Yalom (French ... Read full review


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Marilyn Yalom is a senior scholar at the Institute for Women and Gender at Stanford University. She is the author of "A History of the Wife"; "A History of the Breast"; "Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory"; and "Maternity, Mortality, and the Literature of Madness". She lives in Palo Alto, California, with her husband, psychiatrist and writer Irvin Yalom.

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