Seduction and Betrayal: Women and Literature (New York by Elizabeth Hardwick

By Elizabeth Hardwick

Original yr of publication: 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 - articles; 2001 - intro

The novelist and essayist Elizabeth Hardwick is one in every of modern America’s such a lot tremendous writers, and Seduction and Betrayal, during which she considers the careers of ladies writers in addition to the bigger query of the presence of girls in literature, is her such a lot passionate and focused paintings of feedback. A gallery of unforgettable portraits—of Virginia Woolf and Zelda Fitzgerald, Dorothy Wordsworth and Jane Carlyle—as good as a provocative studying of such works as Wuthering Heights, Hedda Gabler, and the poems of Sylvia Plath, Seduction and Betrayal is a virtuoso functionality, an important writer’s reckoning with the relatives among women and men, girls and writing, writing and life.

About the authors

ELIZABETH HARDWICK (1916–2007) used to be born in Lexington, Kentucky, and informed on the collage of Kentucky and Columbia collage. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the writer of 3 novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and 4 collections of essays. She was once a co-founder and advisory editor of the hot York overview of Books and contributed a couple of hundred experiences, articles, reflections, and letters to the journal. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a unique, and Seduction and Betrayal, a research of girls in literature.

JOAN DIDION is the writer of the novels Run River, Play It because it Lays, A e-book of universal Prayer, Democracy, and The last item He Wanted. Her nonfiction comprises Slouching in the direction of Bethlehem, The White Album, Salvador, Miami, After Henry, and Political Fictions.

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The Weaker Vessel: Woman's Lot in Seventeenth-Century by Antonia Fraser

By Antonia Fraser

Just how vulnerable have been the ladies of the Civil battle period? What may they anticipate past marriage and childbirth in an age the place toddler and maternal mortality was once common and birth control unknown? Did an individual marry for romance? may perhaps a girl divorce? What rights had the single? What expectancies the widowed?

An professional at the interval, Antonia Fraser brings to existence the numerous and numerous ladies she has encountered in her enormous learn: governesses, milkmaids, fishwives, nuns, defenders of castles, courtesans, countesses, witches and widows.

`Consistently fascinating, humorous, touching and thought-provoking to learn: a clean perspective of imaginative and prescient has given her a clean view of the non-public lifetime of the 17th century, and she or he conveys it with skill.' Spectator

`A paintings of significant technical assurance... she writes with a constant heat, wit, modesty, conviction on an issue in an effort to be a revelation to just about anyone' The Times

`A extraordinary and sleek publication, choked with attention-grabbing information' Observer

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Taking Action: Achieving Gender Equality and Empowering by Caren Grown, Geeta Rao Gupta, Aslihan Kes, Jeffrey D. Sachs

By Caren Grown, Geeta Rao Gupta, Aslihan Kes, Jeffrey D. Sachs

The Millennium improvement targets, followed on the UN Millennium Summit in 2000, are the world's ambitions for dramatically lowering severe poverty in its many dimensions by means of 2015?income poverty, starvation, disorder, exclusion, loss of infrastructure and shelter?while selling gender equality, schooling, overall healthiness and environmental sustainability. those daring objectives might be met in all components of the area if countries stick with via on their commitments to interact to satisfy them. reaching the Millennium improvement ambitions deals the possibility of a safer, simply, and filthy rich international for all. The UN Millennium venture was once commissioned through United countries Secretary-General Kofi Annan to advance a realistic course of action to satisfy the Millennium improvement objectives. As an self reliant advisory physique directed via Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the UN Millennium undertaking submitted its ideas to the UN Secretary normal in January 2005. ? The center of the UN Millennium Project's paintings has been conducted through 10 thematic activity Forces comprising greater than 250 specialists from worldwide, together with scientists, improvement practitioners, parliamentarians, policymakers, and representatives from civil society, UN firms, the area financial institution, the IMF, and the personal region. This document lays out the thoughts of the UN Millennium venture activity strength on schooling and Gender Equality. the duty strength recommends seven strategic priorities: boost postprimary schooling for women whereas making sure common basic schooling; warrantly sexual and reproductive overall healthiness and rights; decrease women's and ladies' time burdens; warrantly estate and inheritance rights; get rid of gender inequality in employment; elevate women's participation in executive; and considerably lessen violence opposed to ladies. motion on those priorities will let nations in each zone of the area to accomplish gender equality and women's empowerment through 2015.

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When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women by Farnoosh Torabi

By Farnoosh Torabi

Tips on how to thrive in a courting while you're the richer half

For the top-earning lady, the principles are varied. She faces a far greater possibility for burnout, infidelity, and divorce. during this hugely sensible publication, monetary guru and media famous person Farnoosh Torabi—a breadwinner herself—presents a daring approach that not just addresses how source of revenue imbalances impact relationships and relations dynamics, but in addition how a lady can most sensible deal with (and reap the benefits of) this detailed circumstance—emotionally, socially, and financially.

Among the rules:

Rewrite the Fairy story: Come to grips with the hot panorama for courting, marriage, and ever after.

Find Your favourite place: remain on best of the funds whereas permitting your accomplice to lead.

Don't accept a Mr. mother: the maths may well finish it's most sensible for him to surrender his activity to turn into the first caregiver, yet there's way more to consider.
Don't Make His lifestyles Too effortless: How outsourcing and purchasing support can backfire.

With eye-opening tales and a survey of 1 thousand humans, this booklet will attract lovers of the tip of guys and The Richer intercourse. Torabi is helping us include this new truth and make it paintings.

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Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing by Sarah O'Leary Burningham

By Sarah O'Leary Burningham

Being a woman isn't continually effortless, and growing to be up is much from a sure bet. This time of transition is especially complicated and not using a confidante to assist. Meet Sarah O'Leary Burningham, a real-life enormous sister right here to teach preteens via all of life's sizeable moments, from first bras to first classes. packed with letters and testimonials from actual girls—as good as confidence-boosting recommendation and myth-busting sidebars—this enjoyable, obtainable, and hugely visible ebook is a must have for each woman navigating her method during the preteen years.

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

By Jeanette Winterson

Winner of the Whitbread Prize for top first fiction, Oranges should not the one Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed writer of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her the teeth at the wisdom that she is one in all God’s pick, yet as this budding evangelical comes of age, and is derived to phrases along with her choice for her personal intercourse, the strange stability of her God-fearing family crumbles.

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Women and Revolution: Global Expressions by M. J. Diamond (auth.), M. J. Diamond (eds.)

By M. J. Diamond (auth.), M. J. Diamond (eds.)

Taking its start line from women's contributions to the French revolution, this significant anthology is going some distance past any specific ancient, ecu or American context and expands its scope in area and time to an all-inclusive worldwide subject matter, particularly the contributions of radical ladies in the direction of an ever-changing global and its innovative alterations all over. the perfectly edited essays via assorted individuals from a variety of continents and disciplines discover a large platform of women's progressive involvements and elucidate the wide variety of contributions via ladies students, scientists and activists to pursuits of social transformation, in addition to to a reexamination of tested equipment of cultural research from enlightened liberalism to Marxism. The contributions of ladies students and activists from Africa, Asia and Latin the US are fairly major in that they go beyond and extend European/North American feminism as proper essentially to its personal socio-cultural context and concentrate on girls appearing when it comes to their very own non-Western traditions and cultures, that's, on non-Western versions in keeping with indigenous options of social transformation. This wealthy anthology shuns any postulation of a unmarried worldwide version for revolution. but, regardless of the emergence of a `problematic courting among Western or Western informed theorists and the reasons of the oppressed', women's different social, cultural and old stories and techniques are united during this version, as of their universal motives, as emphasised through the subsequent assertion within the advent: `the girl physique has turn into ... a privileged website for social research within the context of overseas capitalism in addition to within the critique of conventional socialism.'
Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, Ogbuide motion pictures
Women and Revolution covers a tremendous socio-historical area, 4 continents - Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin the USA &endash; and various international locations inside of them. this large box of human adventure is checked out from the point of interest which runs explicitly and implicitly via all nineteen chapters: the energetic if no longer innovative function girls have performed separately and jointly in a number of choosing social events, a task on a regular basis suppressed by means of the coercive strength of institutionalized domination. The impetus for this pastime was once the commemoration of the bicentennial of the French Revolution, an get together to take an in-depth examine its much less seen agendas, via a spotlight at the job of girls, and on Olympe de Gouges particularly. yet as Olympe de Gouges grew to become accustomed to Mr. Guillotine, the huge function of ladies grew to become suppressed not just truly yet as a type of damnatio memoriae which the outdated Romans had already invented. As this paintings indicates, there were a number of varieties and contents in which girls have taken historical past into their very own arms and feature participated in emancipatory struggles through the global. they're at their most sensible of their use of the assets of neighborhood village traditions, of dense social contexts, of mutual relief and in turning such grassroots assets into radical democratic struggles for the long run. a desirable and well timed book!.
Wolf-Dieter Narr, Freie Universität Berlin
The important position performed by means of ladies in struggles for social transformation has scarcely been preferred, and with the experience of defeat that hangs over the innovative undertaking, stands to be extra forgotten. this is the reason the ebook of Women and Revolution is either welcome and worthwhile &endash; on highbrow and scholarly grounds, but in addition simply because those are tales that have to be informed if we're to renew the march towards a greater international.
Joel Kovel, Bard College

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Incentives for Women to Work: A Comparison Between the by Siv Gustafsson

By Siv Gustafsson

De serie 'Werkdocumenten' omvat stukken die in het kader van de werkzaamheden van de WRR tot stand zijn gekomen en die op aanvraag door de raad beschikbaar worden gesteld. De verantwoordelijkheid voor de inhoud en de ingenomen standpunten berust bij de auteurs. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides: Alcestis, Medea, by Euripides, Ruby Blondell, Mary-Kay Gamel, Nancy Sorkin

By Euripides, Ruby Blondell, Mary-Kay Gamel, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Bella Zweig

Girls at the side is an exhilarating exploration of girls and their roles within the paintings of Euripides. The translations in ladies at the facet support readers find the performs inside of their unique social, cultural and function context and mediate among historical and glossy ideologies. The 4 of Euripides performs lined are: Medea Alcestis Helen Iphigenia at Aulis.

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Man In His Time by Brian Wilson Aldiss

By Brian Wilson Aldiss

This number of SF tales represents thirty years of Brian Aldiss’ prolific writing existence. together with perceptive insights into the chilly struggle and our mounting wisdom of Mars, Aldiss demonstrates how tales that had a distinct importance Then can rouse our senses Now, and turns the awesome into the wondrously believable.

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