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ISBN-10: 0819567604
ISBN-13: 9780819567604
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 03/15/2005
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.60" W, 0.41" H

The Two of Them

Other: Sarah Lefanu

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How female solidarity begins–in experience, thought, action, and force of conviction.

How female solidarity begins–in experience, thought, action, and force of conviction.

Irene, a rebellious product of an American 1950s upbringing, has fled from a repressive and sexist society into a life of apparent equality and adventure as part of the elite Trans-Temporal Authority’s cadre of travelers. Under the tutelage of Ernst, a friend/lover and teacher/father, Irene has achieved status and dignity. Irene and Ernst are assigned to a Muslim world where they meet Zubedeyeh, a young girl whose creativity is being transformed into madness by the male chauvinistic society in which she lives. Vowing to rescue her, Irene unleashes a destructive cycle of violence. Originally published in 1978, The Two of Them is a powerful portrait of a future sexist society. This modern classic conveys its politics with rigor and complexity, in a story filled with suspense and unforgettable characters.

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Joanna Russ is one of the pioneers and luminaries of women's science fiction... Russ is chronically angry about what happens to women, but she digs deep into her anger and comes up with a rich and lively tale.–K.A. Laity, Ms. Magazine

Despite her small output - five novels, four short story collection and a novella - Russ's achievement was huge. Noted for her contribution to feminist science fiction, Russ's power also lies in her critique of the science fiction dream, particularly immortality among the stars.–BBC Radio 4, Seriously 10 Women Who Changed Science Fiction, web tie-in to Herland radio documentary

Fine science fiction, a challenging sexual polemic, and a wittily, economically constructed novel.–Kirkus

Joanna Russ is one of the pioneers and luminaries of women's science fiction Russ is chronically angry about what happens to women, but she digs deep into her anger and comes up with a rich and lively tale.–K.A. Laity, Ms. Magazine

Russ is a master crafter.–Washington Post Book World
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ISBN-10: 0819567604
ISBN-13: 9780819567604
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publish Date: 03/15/2005
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.60" W, 0.41" H
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