Inventing herself : claiming a feminist intellectual heritage / Elaine Showalter.Publication details: New York : Scribner, c2001.Description: 384 p. ; 25 cmISBN:
- 305.42/09 21
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|Book||Jessie Street National Women's Library||305.4209 SHO (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Available for reference in the library and ILL||64145|
"A Lisa Drew book."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of women who possess a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. These women tried to work, travel, think, love, and even die in ways that were ahead of their time. In doing so, they forged an epic history that each generation of adventurous women has rediscovered." "Focusing on paradigmatic figures ranging from Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller to Germaine Greer and Susan Sontag, preeminent scholar Elaine Showalter uncovers common themes and patterns of these women's lives across the centuries and discovers the feminist intellectual tradition they embodied. The author illuminates the contributions of Eleanor Marx, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead, and many more."--BOOK JACKET.