Writing a Woman's Life
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Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Book DescriptionIn this modern classic, Carolyn G. Heilbrun builds an eloquent argument demonstrating that writers conform all too often to society's expectations of what women should be like at the expense of the truth of the female experience. Drawing on the careers of celebrated authors including Virginia Woolf, George Sand, and Dorothy Sayers, Heilbrun illustrates the struggle these writers undertook in both work and life to break away from traditional "male" scripts for women's roles.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393331646
(211mm x 140mm x 12mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Hamlet's Mother and Other Women, Paperback (March 2002)
Now in a new paperback edition with a new preface by the author, this collection explores feminism within the profession of literature.
Writing a Woman's Life, Paperback (February 1997)
Of the two basic plots that shape our lives, the quest and the erotic script, the quest has been, for centuries, reserved for men only. A woman's journey ended at the altar. Professor Heilbrun notes that the diversity of women's lives now makes it possible for women to dare to choose their own scripts.
Reinventing Womanhood, Paperback (August 1993)» View all books by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Carolyn Heilbrun's important investigation into issues of identity for twentieth-century American women: the problem with past role models, ways to construct new ones.
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Author Biography - Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Carolyn G. Heilbrun (1926-2003) was a professor of English at Columbia University. A force in literary and feminist theory, she also wrote mysteries under the pen name Amanda Cross.
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