Letters from a War Zone


Reflections on writing and writers, freedom of speech and censorship, pornography, violence against women, and the politics of our time.
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Reflections on writing and writers, freedom of speech and censorship, pornography, violence against women, and the politics of our time.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
essays on literature, violence against women, gender and the law, censorship and free speech by the feminist author. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Dworkin is a prominent and controversial feminist political theorist. This compilation of her writings from 1976 to 1987 contains speeches, literary criticism, and her testimony before the Attorney General's Commission on Pornography. Present throughout are the themes of women dominated and silenced by men, of anger and powerlessness in a male society, and of the danger of a doctrine of biological superiority. Dworkin's zealous opposition to pornography is well documented here, as are her problems in getting published because of her militant anti-male stance. There are definite notes of pride and self-pity in this book, but Dworkin's dedication to her cause cannot be questioned. This book will be released simultaneously with a paperback reprint of Pornography ( LJ 6/1/81). Both books are recommended for all collections.-- Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525248248
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1989
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 0.10 (w) x 0.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
I Take Back the Night
The Lie 9
The Night and Danger 13
Pornography and Grief 19
II Words
The Power of Words 27
A Woman Writer and Pornography 31
Susannah Cibber 37
Whose Press? Whose Freedom? 41
Preface to the Paperback Edition of Our Blood 47
Nervous Interview 56
Loving Books: Male/Female/Feminist 62
Mourning Tennessee Williams 65
Wuthering Heights 68
Voyage in the Dark: Hers and Ours 87
III Take Back the Day
A Feminist Looks at Saudi Arabia 97
A Battered Wife Survives 100
A True and Commonplace Story 107
Biological Superiority: The World's Most Dangerous and Deadly Idea 110
Sexual Economics: The Terrible Truth 117
Look, Dick, Look. See Jane Blow It 126
Feminism: An Agenda 133
Margaret Papandreou: An American Feminist in Greece 153
I Want A Twenty-Four-Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape 162
Violence Against Women: It Breaks the Heart, Also the Bones 172
Preface to the British Edition of Right-wing Women 185
IV The New Terrorism
Pornography: The New Terrorism 197
Why Pornography Matters to Feminists 203
Pornography's Part in Sexual Violence 206
The ACLU: Bait and Switch 210
Why So-Called Radical Men Love and Need Pornography 214
For Men, Freedom of Speech; For Women, Silence Please 222
Pornography and Male Supremacy 226
Women Lawyers and Pornography 235
Silence Means Dissent 247
Against the Male Flood: Censorship, Pornography, and Equality 253
Pornography Is A Civil Rights Issue 276
Letter from a War Zone 308
Epilogue: Feminism Now 325
Afterword: What Battery Really Is 329
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