Women's Lives: The View from the Threshold

Women's Lives: The View from the Threshold

by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
     
 

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In Women's Lives: The View from the Threshold, Carolyn Heilbrun looks at the biographies and memoirs of women who have wrestled with their own betwixt and betweenness (in the process altering the face of literature, and the world): George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Gloria Steinem. She reveals the ways in which feminism has changed…  See more details below

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In Women's Lives: The View from the Threshold, Carolyn Heilbrun looks at the biographies and memoirs of women who have wrestled with their own betwixt and betweenness (in the process altering the face of literature, and the world): George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Gloria Steinem. She reveals the ways in which feminism has changed our perceptions of these lives. Surprising explorations of the positions which launch women in to uncertain ground extend these lectures outside the academic purview.

Editorial Reviews

The Globe and Mail - Kathleen Byrne
'Heilbrun devotes a good deal of space in these lectures to the mother-daughter relationship - .the least explored and understood among all human relationships,. she has called it - and she writes movingly of the guilt and pain suffered by women who, taking advantage of choices unavailable to their mothers, must necessarily leave them behind.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802044280
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Alexander Lectures Series, #1997
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn G. Heilbrun is Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities Emerita at Columbia University.

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