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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Writing a Woman's Life, Carolyn G. Heilbrun, 1988, United States, NONFICTION

"...Prior to 1970, "biographies of women made certain facts unthinkable," such as the existence in women of anger, rage, an open desire for power, or deeply felt sexual passion of any kind. According to Carolyn Heilbrun, when people with drive and ambition have no models, no exemplars, no stories to guide them, they must struggle to make their own choices outside of "safety and closure, which have always been hold out to women as the ideals of female destiny, [but] are not places of adventure, or experience, or life."..."

(J.L., p. 344)


message 2: by Jan (new)

Jan Read this and loved it. Aubrey, you are well and widely read.


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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments Oh, I actually haven't read this, Jan. This is just one of the many from the 500 GBBW book that I wish to read.


message 4: by Jan (new)

Jan Aha! All good. I need to look at the WHOLE list to see what I should add to my waaaay toooo loooong (for my age) "To Read" list!


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