How to suppress women's writing

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University of Texas Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 159 pages
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A provocative survey of the forces that work against women who dare to write.

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User Review  - Agnieszka - Goodreads

If you have ever wondered as a woman writer what your place in the tradition is, or wondered how to ask the perennial chauvinist questions "well why aren't there more women writers?" this book will ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan Howson - Goodreads

A useful read and an academic one. I'm not sure how to rate. Certainly eye-opening about the many ways women are dismissed or ignored by even well-meaning people. Made me feel hopeless and also ... Read full review


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Joanna Russ was born in New York City on February 22, 1937. She received a degree in English from Cornell University in 1957 and a MFA in playwriting from the Yale Drama School in 1960. She taught at various colleges and universities during her lifetime including a long stint at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a critic and science fiction writer best known for books of criticism such as The Female Man (1975) and How to Suppress Women's Writing (1984) as well as the novel And Chaos Died (1970). She died on April 29, 2011 at the age of 74.

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