The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

by Germaine Greer
     
 

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.

Editorial Reviews

Newsweek
A dazzling combination of erudition, eccentricity and eroticism.
New York Times Book Review
Brilliantly written, quirky and sensible, full of bile and insight.
Booknews
A new edition of the seminal feminist treatise that launched Greer's writing career. She calls it part of the second feminist wave<-->of ungenteel middle-class women calling for revolution as opposed to the earlier genteel middle-class ladies clamoring for reform. The first edition was published by MacGibbon and Kee in Britain in 1970. After three decades, it survives without either an index or a mention in . Former editor Jennifer Baumgardner contributes an introduction putting it in current context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061972805
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
328,835
File size:
900 KB

Meet the Author

Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, and critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time. Her bestselling books include The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman. She lives in northwest Essex, England, and has taught Shakespeare at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States.

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