The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England's Most Notorious Queen

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Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 345 pages
Bordo s sharp reading of Boleyniana and her clear affection for this proud, unusual woman make this an entertaining, provocative read. Boston Globe
Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a reconstruction of Boleyn s life and an illuminating look at her very active afterlife in the popular imagination. With recent novels, movies, and television shows, Anne has been having a twenty-first-century moment, but Bordo shows how many generations of polemicists, biographers, novelists, and filmmakers have imagined and reimagined her: whore, martyr, cautionary tale, proto- mean girl, feminist icon, and everything in between. Drawing on scholarship and razor-sharp analysis, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history s most intriguing women, teasing out what we actually know about Anne Boleyn and what we think we know about her.
Riveting . . . Bordo s eloquent study not only recovers Anne Boleyn for our times but also demonstrates the ways in which legends grow out of the faintest wisps of historical fact. Book Page
Engrossing . . . Ms. Bordo offers a fascinating discussion. New York Times
[INSERT AUTHOR PHOTO] Susan Bordo is the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Her first book, The Flight to Objectivity, has become a classic of feminist philosophy. Her widely read and cited Unbearable Weight, followed by The Male Body, have shaped thinking about culture and body image.

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This is a hard book to rate for me. I feel like it vacilitated between a four and a two, which is why I left it at three, but I'm not completely comfortable with that rating. I guess a lot of my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Juliew. - www.librarything.com

I was very pleased to read this book.I had considered that I had read a lot on Anne Boleyn before beginning but I was glad to know there is so much more.I have watched television shows,seen movies and ... Read full review

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SUSAN BORDO, who holds the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky, is the author of Unbearable Weight and The Male Body.

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