Marilyn French





Marilyn French

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born
in Brooklyn, The United States
November 21, 1929

died
May 02, 2009

gender
female


About this author

She attended Hofstra University (then Hofstra College) where she also received a master's degree in English in 1964. She married Robert M. French Jr. in 1950; the couple divorced in 1967. She later attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in 1972.[1] Years later she became an instructor at Hofstra University.

In her work, French asserted that women's oppression is an intrinsic part of the male-dominated global culture. Beyond Power: On Women, Men and Morals (1985) is a historical examination of the effects of patriarchy on the world.

French's 1977 novel, The Women's Room, follows the lives of Mira and her friends in 1950s and 1960s America, including Val, a militant radical feminist. The novel portrays the details of the lives of women at...more


Average rating: 3.80 · 6,126 ratings · 541 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
The Women's Room
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 4,051 ratings — published 1977 — 38 editions
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Her Mother's Daughter
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1987 — 18 editions
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The Bleeding Heart: A Novel
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1980 — 21 editions
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The War Against Women
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 230 ratings — published 1992 — 10 editions
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Our Father
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1994 — 14 editions
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The Love Children
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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My Summer With George
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Beyond Power:  On Women, Me...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1985 — 5 editions
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“Desire consumes you, it takes you over. You forget yourself completely. All you can think about is the other, the one you desire, your self is just a fire.”
Marilyn French, Her Mother's Daughter

“It's strange how men feel they have the right to criticize a woman's appearance to her face.”
Marilyn French, Her Mother's Daughter

“All the women I know feel a little like outlaws.”
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