The Political Memoir of a Militant Feminist
By (author) Andrea Dworkin
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Heartbreak by Andrea Dworkin
Book Description"Dworkin's story is searing and tough; inspiring for aspiring feminists, enlightening for the study of women."--St. Petersburg Times. Always innovative, often provocative, and frequently polarizing, Andrea Dworkin has carved out a unique position as one of the women's movement's most influential figures, from the early days of consciousness-raising to the "post-feminist" present. Heartbreak reveals for the first time the personal side of Dworkin's lifelong journey as an activist and a writer. By turns wry, spirited, and poignant, Dworkin tells the story of how she evolved from a childhood lover of music and books into a college activist, embraced her role as an international advocate for women, and emerged as a maverick thinker at odds with both the liberal left and the mainstream women's movement. Throughout, Dworkin displays a writer's genius for expressing emotional truth and an intellectual's gift for conveying the excitement of ideas and words. Beautifully written and surprisingly intimate, Heartbreak is a portrait of a soul, and a mind, in the making.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465017546
(204mm x 135mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 23-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Andrea Dworkin
Heartbreak, Paperback (March 2007)
Always innovative, often provocative, and frequently polarizing, Andrea Dworkin carved out a unique position as one of the women's movement's most influential figures. She wrote thirteen books, ranging across feminist theory, fiction and poetry. This book is her memoir.
Intercourse, Paperback (October 2006)
The book that Andrea Dworkin's best known for-in which she provoked the argument that ultimately split apart the feminist movement-is being reissued for the young women and men of the twenty-first century
In Harm's Way, Paperback (March 1998)View all books by Andrea Dworkin
This text contains the oral testimony of victims of pornography. Speaking at hearings on an anti-pornography civil rights law, women offer witness to the devastation pornography has caused in their lives. These testimonies are discounted and opposed by free speech advocates and absolutists.
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Author Biography - Andrea Dworkin
Andrea Dworkin was the co-author, with Catharine A. MacKinnon, of civil rights legislation recognizing pornography as legally actionable sex discrimination. She wrote eleven books, including "Pornography," "Heartbreak," and "Scapegoat." She died in April 2005 in Washington, D.C. Ariel Levy is a contributing editor at "New York" magazine, and the author of "Female Chauvinist Pigs." She lives in New York City.
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