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WRITING A WOMAN'S LIFE

ISBN: 9780345362568, Title: WRITING A WOMAN'S LIFE
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Repackaged in a new Ballantine Reader's Circle edition -- and featuring an author interview conducted by Gloria Steinem -- this modern classic is an homage to brave women past and present, and an invitation to all women to write their own scripts, whatever they may be.

When "Writing a Woman's Life" was first published more than a decade ago, the book's message resonated with women around the world. With subtlety and great eloquence, Carolyn Heilbrun demonstrates how those who write about women's lives -- biographers, autobiographers, novelists, and poets -- have suppressed the truth of the female experience, in order to make the "written life" conform to society's expectations of what that life should be.

Drawing on the experiences of celebrated women, from George Sand and Virginia Woolf to Dorothy Sayers and Adrienne Rich, Heilbrun examines their struggles against the traditional "male" script for a woman's life.

Refreshing and insightful, "Writing a Woman's Life" remains as important and timely as ever.

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  • Publisher:RANDOM HOUSE INC.
  • Binding: Trade Paper
  • ISBN-13:9780345362568
  • ISBN-10: 034536256X