How to Suppress Women's Writing

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University of Texas Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 159 pages
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If certain people are not suppose to have the ability to produce 'great' literature, and if this supposition is one of the means used to keep such people in their place, the ideal situation (socially speaking) is one in which such people are prevented from producing any literature at all.
 

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User Review  - Agnieszka - Goodreads

If you have ever wondered as a woman writer what your place in the tradition is, or wondered how to ask the perennial chauvinist questions "well why aren't there more women writers?" this book will ... Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

Read and re-read and still so very on-target, which is utterly painful to see. Much of what Russ says here is applicable to other groups of writers as well, though there are different forces at play ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
3
Bad Faith
17
Pollution of Agency
25
The Double Standard of Content
39
False Categorizing
49
Aesthetics
110
Authors Note
133
Copyright

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Nebula Award-winning writer Joanna Russ (1937-2011) was the author of such popular novels as The Female Man, We Who Are About To, and On Strike Against God.

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