Marilyn French





Marilyn French


Born
in Brooklyn, The United States
November 21, 1929

Died
May 02, 2009


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. 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 t
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The Women's Room

3.90 avg rating — 5,279 ratings — published 1977 — 40 editions
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Her Mother's Daughter

3.77 avg rating — 484 ratings — published 1987 — 23 editions
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The Bleeding Heart

3.64 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 1980 — 24 editions
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The War Against Women

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Our Father

3.37 avg rating — 213 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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Beyond Power:  On Women, Me...

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The Love Children

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My Summer With George

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In the Name of Friendship

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

“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

“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

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