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Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson
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May 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: modern-fiction

I am really enjoying this book. What struck me the most about it was that I could get a real sense of the limitations both men and women faced regarding gender issues during the time period. I found the male point of view of this book very interesting and I was impressed by the author's exploration of the men and the issues they faced with women and class. I found some of his writing (particularily in the golden hair story) particularily alternating astute, poignant, and insightful regarding roles of women back in the day. I found something tragic in the stories. You have to work a bit and draw from the text..if you're more comnfortable with more manifest content this book may annoy you.

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