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The Defiant Muse: German Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present
The Defiant Muse
German Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0935312536
Each bilingual volume in The Defiant Muse series includes 60 to 80 poems by both well-known and rediscovered poets, selected on the basis of their individual merit and as illustrations of the evolution of feminist thought and feeling. Reflecting their own cultural milieus as well as enduring themes, the poets write of love and friendship, revolution and peace, religion, nature, isolation, work, and family. The Dutch, French, German, and Italian volumes represent their respective countries; the Hispanic volume includes poems from the many Spanish-speaking nations; and the Hebrew volume encompasses writing in Hebrew from around the world. The poems are presented in their original languages alongside English translations. Each volume includes an introduction, placing the poetry in historical and aesthetic perspective, and full biographical and bibliographical notes on the poets.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans
Three Daughters of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0385425473
A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present
The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
The Free Women of Petersburg
Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Paperback      ISBN: 0393952649
In this book, which has important implications for our vision of thefemale past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position ofwomen in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of thenineteenth century?
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
Mary Todd Lincoln
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0393305864
Profiles the much-maligned Fist Lady, a woman who was raised in a world of frontier violence, and who, like the nation her husband led during the Civil War, achieved an incomplete victory over internal discord
Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Complaints and Disorders
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Paperback      ISBN: 0912670207
In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."
Henry and June: From a Journal of Love : The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 1931-1932
Henry and June
From a Journal of Love : The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin 1931-1932
Paperback      ISBN: 015640057x
An account of Anais Nin's sexual awakening, this book describes her friendship with Henry Miller and his wife, June, and the fiery affair with Henry that liberated her sexually and morally, undermined her idealized marriage, and led her into psychoanalysis
Me: A Memoir
Me
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100565
A writer, teacher, and early feminist relates her own coming-of-age in Minneapolis and Greenwich Village in the early part of the twentieth century
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside
Paperback      ISBN: 0060390778
In this collection of five original essays, the author examines the current state of humanity--and inhumanity--and urges the individual to rise above the constraints of society to build a better world
Holy Anorexia
Holy Anorexia
Paperback      ISBN: 0226042057
Examines the lives of over two hundred holy women who lived in Italy between 1200 and the present, and argues that many saints suffered from anorexia nervosa
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Paperback      ISBN: 0860917886
Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father