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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Writing a Woman’s Life Carolyn G Heilbrun “Instead, we should make use of your security, our seniority , to take risks, to make noise, to be courageous, to become unpopular.” “It is hard to suppose ... Read full review
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The author, professor of English literature and writer of mysteries as Amanda Cross, discusses the lives (stories) women lead in western society. Great writers, such as Virginia Woolf, illustrate her ... Read full review