The Female Man

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Beacon Press, 1986 - Fiction - 213 pages
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Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate-and warring-female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive.
  

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Being a meta lover, I dug Russ's writing style. - Goodreads
It's all polemic and very minimal plot. - Goodreads
Even the plot is not an issue here - but the style is. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Stark - Goodreads

Of course you don't want me to be stupid, bless you! you only want to make sure you're intelligent. You don't want me to commit suicide; you only want me to be gratefully aware of my dependency. You ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rukmini - Goodreads

Such an angry book. Worth reading. "(Man, one assumes, is the proper study of Mankind. Years ago we were all cave Men. Then there is Java Man and the future of Man and the values of Western Man and ... Read full review

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femaleman.gif Joanna Russ GENRES: Sci-Fi, Feminist SUMMARY: This novel revolves around four very different women from four very different worlds
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Hicks, "Automating Feminism: The Case of Joanna Russ's The Female Man"
In what follows I would like to offer a reading of her famous novel, The Female Man, understanding it not (or not only) as a classic instance of narrative ...
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About the author (1986)

Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joanna Russ is the author of The Adventures of Alyx, Extra(Ordinary) People, and To Write Like a Woman, among many other books.

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