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Thinking About Women

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A scathingly witty attack on literary misperceptions of women and prejudice against women in letters by an Oxonian critic and writer.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 21st 1970 by Mariner Books
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Terri
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The good news is this book is just as seminal today as it was when it was released in 1968.

The bad news is this book is just as seminal today as it was when it was released in 1968.

This book was awesome and I highly recommend it, but it also depressed the hell out of me because of the so many additional, subtle ways misogyny and patriarchy exist in our society that I hadn't even noticed. The book is densely written and I often felt like I was reading a text book on the subject, so this isn't lig
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Mara Eastern
Nov 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: women
A good introduction into the way women in general and women artists in particular have been thought about by men, including a refined typology of women figures.
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Sigh.

This sat on my bedside table for years. I finally picked it up and after a week of rough handling from my daily toting around, it fell in two. Then the 1968 cheap paperback divided itself in 3, and began threatening further separation with every page turn. And while it's not uninteresting to be "Thinking About Women" from a sixties point of view, I decided that I would rather go to the library and get another Miss Fisher mystery. Is that okay? I was never a lit crit kind of person anyway.
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