The Penguin book of feminist writing

18.44

A global anthology of feminist writers, edited and introduced by a major new essay by Hannah Dawson. It brings together an unprecedented line-up of the movement. It unfurls the diverse and often contradictory ways in which women have written of their pain and exclusion, the strategies they have employed to fight back, and the joy, power, and sisterhood that they have won.

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‘A joyous multiplicity of writings incorporating collective manifestos, poetry, fiction, and autobiography… endlessly fascinating’ Catherine Taylor, Financial Times

‘A tour de force of feminist thinking, spanning seven centuries and multiple continents’ Jennifer Thomson, Review 31

The Penguin Book of Feminist Writing rounds up the voices of women from across history to discuss the meaning and practice of feminism. This is a book that every person should read: the multiplicity of voices from various times and spaces allows women of the past alongside women of the present to be noisy about why feminism matters. It is a collective masterpiece’ Helen Carr, BBC History, Books of the Year

‘Bulging with brilliant and exciting writing. Its vast sweep takes us from the 15th century, when Christine de Pizan, a court writer in medieval France, imagined a City of Ladies where women would be safe from harassment, through to the present day, with work by Maggie Nelson, Eileen Myles, Rachel Cusk, Deborah Levy and Lola Olufemi’ Rachel Cooke, Observer

Edited with an Introduction by Hannah Dawson

Additional information

Weight0.491 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

720

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.42 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K