Sexual Politics

Sexual Politics

Book - 1990
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Millett's groundbreaking book that gave voice to the anger of a generation and laid the foundation for subsequent feminist scholarship. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1990
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed
ISBN: 9780671707408
067170740X
Characteristics: xiv, 397 p. ; 24 cm

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Mar 25, 2014

An influential and epochal feminist text, Kate Millet's "Sexual Politics" has lost none of its impact, anger or relevance (unfortunately). Millet both summarizes and analyzes the feminist movement, focusing on the deeply rooted sexism in a patriarchal culture. She devotes several chapters to literary figures, including Henry Miller, D.H. Lawrence, Jean Genet and Norman Mailer. Indeed, it was the later's essay about her chapter on Lawrence that prompted me to read this. Mailer gets his comeuppance by a woman far more intelligent and indignant than he, so he understandably tried to discredit her essay. Excellent and provocative.

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