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Library Binding, 220 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Replica Books (first published 1973)
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Kate
Feb 08, 2008 Kate rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: my grandmother, RNC delegates
Having been through enough lit and social sciences courses (at two large universities) to choke a horse, it's a shame this book was never taught. Or mentioned. Or anything. I discovered it by accident. Classic.

Keeping in tune with the legacies of a long list of quasi-pariahs of her acumen and talent, Heilbrun took her life--at the startling age of 77. Her Times obit, much like this book, is a must read.

P.S. The cover of the 1973 paperback is far more visually appealing.

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Been reading this mostly for sentimental reasons.

It has been on my wish list since my Uni-graduation days back in 1996 and I recently found a copy of it, second hand, online. I just couldn’t resist buying it!

Reading this in this day and age with the background that I have, so many years after its original publication, makes it quite a dated read; nothing new in the terms of literary criticism, gender study or even feminism is brought to my attention. I've moved beyond this already.

Still, I thin
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Heilbrun (who was mystery writer Amanda Cross) uses examples from literature to show patterns of androgyny. She also has a chapter on the Bloomsbury group, focusing primarily on Virgina Woolf. Austen, Bronte, Eliot, James, Hardy and many others are mentioned.

Androgyny: an ancient Greek word defining a condition under which the characteristics of the sexes, and the human impulses expressed by men and women, are not rigidly assigned. Androgyny seeks to liberate the individual from the confines of
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Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 – October 9, 2003) was an American academic and prolific feminist author of both important academic studies and popular mystery novels under the pen name of Amanda Cross.

Heilbrun attended graduate school in English literature at Columbia University, receiving her M.A. in 1951 and Ph.D in 1959. Among her most important mentors were Columbia professors Jacques
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