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ISBN-10: 0393651711
ISBN-13: 9780393651713
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/17/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.60" H

Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination

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Forty years after their first groundbreaking work of feminist literary theory, The Madwoman in the Attic, award-winning collaborators Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar map the literary history of feminism’s second wave.

From its stirrings in the midcentury–when Sylvia Plath, Betty Friedan, and Joan Didion found their voices and Diane di Prima, Lorraine Hansberry, and Audre Lorde discovered community in rebellion–to a resurgence in the new millennium in the writings of Alison Bechdel, Claudia Rankine, and N. K. Jemisin, Gilbert and Gubar trace the evolution of feminist literature. They offer lucid, compassionate, and piercing readings of major works by these writers and others, including Adrienne Rich, Ursula K. Le Guin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Susan Sontag, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Toni Morrison. Activists and theorists like Nina Simone, Gloria Steinem, Andrea Dworkin, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Judith Butler also populate these pages as Gilbert and Gubar examine the overlapping terrain of literature and politics in a comprehensive portrait of an expanding movement.

As Gilbert and Gubar chart feminist gains–including creative new forms of protests and changing attitudes toward gender and sexuality–they show how the legacies of second wave feminists, and the misogynistic culture they fought, extend to the present. In doing so, they celebrate the diversity and urgency of women who have turned passionate rage into powerful writing.

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They've done it again! The personal, the political, the literary, the critical–the brilliant literary team of Gilbert and Gubar extend their foundational studies of women's writing to encompass the twenty-first century. Tracing the key events and writers of the second wave of the women's movement from the 1950s to the election of Biden and Harris, they map the tumultuous, explosive, and ongoing energies of American women's writing. Make space on your bookshelf for this lively and indispensable volume.–Elaine Showalter, professor emerita of English, Princeton University
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Details

ISBN-10: 0393651711
ISBN-13: 9780393651713
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 08/17/2021
Dimensions: 9.10" L, 6.20" W, 1.60" H
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