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Writing In An Age Of Silence by Sara Paretsky
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Nov 03, 08

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bookshelves: political-category, personal-writing
Read in January, 2008

Not so much an autobiography as I hoped, but a collection of personal essays and speeches that relate the political education of Paretsky as she moves from the farmland to Chicago. There, she’s caught up in the Civil Rights Movement and feminist movements. The last few essays provide a detailed attack on the United States’ current political climate, culture of fear, and murderous government. A little disappointing as a memoir, but excellent in her insistence that writing reflect reality and challenge power and privilege.

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