The bleeding heart: a novel

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Summit Books, 1980 - Fiction - 377 pages
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By the author of the groundbreaking feminist novel THE WOMEN'S ROOM, THE BLEEDING HEART is a compelling novel about the devastating power of marriage -- and the unexpected power of love. A love story for and about adults, it speaks to the hearts and minds of women and men everywhere. Dolores and Victor are both both successful, both Americans living alone in England. They meet and fall instantly in love, only to discover they agree on nothing. From the start they know they have only one year together. Their affair is sometimes bitter, always passionate, and, in the end, an extraordinary revelation for them both. "A monumental achievement." -- Cosmopolitan

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User Review  - srkromer - LibraryThing

I personally found The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French to be incredibly difficult to get through. It was such a heavy read with a very depressing theme. It was a lot of man-hating throughout the ... Read full review

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User Review  - HoladayB - LibraryThing

Every woman and girl should read Marilyn French. In The Bleeding Heart she sets out to do what she intended - show up our misogynistic society (and world) for what it is. She is intense yes, and I don ... Read full review


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Writer and feminist activist Marilyn French was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 21, 1929. She studied philosophy and English literature at Hofstra College, earning a bachelor's degree in 1951 and a master's in 1964. Before earning her doctorate from Harvard University, she taught English at Hofstra from 1964 to 1968. She was an assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross from 1972 to 1976. She wrote numerous books throughout her lifetime including The Women's Room (1977), The War against Women (1992), and Season in Hell: A Memoir (1998). She died of heart failure on May 2, 2009 at the age of 79.

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