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  - Susan Howson - Goodreads

A useful read and an academic one. I'm not sure how to rate. Certainly eye-opening about the many ways women are dismissed or ignored by even well-meaning people. Made me feel hopeless and also ... 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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