Writing a Woman's Life

Writing a Woman's Life

by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

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Writing a Woman's Life by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

"Astute and provocative....Blends the sophistication of recent feminist theory with highly textured details fro the lives of independent and ambitious women."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Drawing on the experience of celebrated women, from George Sand and Virginia Woolf to Dorothy Sayers and Adrienne Rich, Heilbrun examines the struggle these writers undertook when their drives made it impossible for them to follow the traditional "male" script for a woman's life. Refreshing and insightful, this is an homage to brave women past and present, and an invitation to all women to write their own scripts, whatever they may be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345362568
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1989
Series: Ballantine Reader's Circle Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

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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