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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World - Pierpont, Claudia Roth
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[EAN: 9780679751137], Fine, [PU: Vintage Books: Random House, New York], Literary Collections|General, Literary Criticism|American|General, Literary Criticism|Women Authors, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, xiii, 298 pp., illus., index; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. The author profiles 12 women writers. "A series of extraordinary explorations of the biographies and literary achievements of twelve modern women writers, Passionate Minds tells the stories of women who 'rewrote' the world that they inherited, shaping beliefs about vital issues ranging from religion to sex to race to politics. Claudia Roth Pierpont organizes these probing portraits into three sections. Broadly speaking, the first deals with issues of sexual freedom, in essays on Olive Schreiner, Gertrude Stein, Anaïs Nin, and -- surprisingly, for those who do not know her as a writer -- Mae West. The second section, which examines Margaret Mitchell, Zora Neale Hurston, and Eudora Welty, deals with issues of race and the American South during a period of wrenching change and retrenchment. The third focuses on politics, particularly on the experience and historical interpretation of Soviet Communism and Nazi Germany: the Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, Ayn Rand, Doris Lessing, and, in a dual essay that is also a moving account of an enduring friendship, Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy. Throughout, Pierpont anatomizes both the lives and the art of her subjects and suggests their roles in the progress -- if it has been progress -- that has taken place in the attitudes of women over the course of the century. Individually published in The New Yorker during the past eight years, these essays -- brought together in revised and expanded form, and containing ample new material -- reveal unsuspected parallels, contrasts, and influences among the twelve women discussed, illuminating each of them in new and startling ways. / Claudia Roth Pierpont, a contributor to The New Yorker since 1990, has received a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance art history from New York University. She lives in New York City." - Publisher. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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In Passionate Minds, Claudia Roth Pierpont lifts several artists out of their hagiographical limbo and eases others (even Mae West and Margaret Mitchell) away from clich? and the condescending chortle. Her 11 essays offer a fascinating mix of biography, analysis, and elegant aphorism. Yet Pierpont also lets her women speak for themselves, and they often do so eloquently and unexpectedly. Zora Neale Hurston, for example, writes: "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry.... It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company?" Pierpont is interested in both reality and reception: how these writers altered the world, but also how they have been viewed--their lives and visions disseminated and vitiated, ritually patronized, misinterpreted, and reinvented. As she declares, with typical wit, "There is hardly a woman here who would not be scandalized to find herself in company with most of the others. Hannah Arendt and Ayn Rand, Gertrude Stein and Mae West, Doris Lessing and Ana?s Nin, Zora Neale Hurston and Eudora Welty, Marina Tsvetaeva and Mary McCarthy: what could they possibly have in common?" Yet even while she proves that achievement and reputation don't necessarily go hand in hand, Pierpont makes it clear that all her subjects refused to make the easy concessions. (At the same time, these hyperaware individuals often lacked--and sometimes deliberately skirted--self-knowledge.) It' 20th century,arts and literature,authors,biographies,classics,essays,essays and correspondence,ethnic and national,europe,genre fiction Women's Studies, Vintage

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[EAN: 9780679751137], Neubuch, [PU: Vintage], CLAUDIA ROTH PIERPONT,AUTHORS,MOVEMENTS AND PERIODS,CLASSICS, Literary Collections|General, Literary Criticism|American|General, Literary Criticism|Women Authors, Biography & Autobiography|General, Biography & Autobiography|Literary, Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.2in. x 0.7in.With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art. Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret Mitchell, Eudora Welty, Ayn Rand, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin, Zora Neale Hurston, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hannah Arendt and Mary Mccarthy, and Olive Schreiner: Pierpont is clear-eyed in her examination of each member of this varied group, connectng her subjects firmly to the issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics that bound them to their times, even as she exposes the roots of their uniqueness. Pierponts graceful essays are at once erudite and personal in their focus. The Boston GlobeOne of the most ceaselessly interesting books Ive read in some time. Lorrie Moore, The New York Review of Books This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN.

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With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art. Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret Mitchell, Eudora Welty, Ayn Rand, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin, Zora Neale Hurston, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hannah Arendt and Mary Mccarthy, and Olive Schreiner: Pierpont is clear-eyed in her examination of each member of this varied group, connectng her subjects firmly to the issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics that bound them to their times, even as she exposes the roots of their uniqueness. "Pierpont 's] graceful essays are at once erudite and personal in their focus." ?"The Boston Globe ""One of the most ceaselessly interesting books I've read in some time." ?Lorrie Moore, "The New York Review of Books" Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World Pierpont, Claudia Roth, Vintage Books USA

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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World
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Pierpont, Claudia Roth

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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World

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With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art. Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret Mitchell, Eudora Welty, Ayn Rand, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin, Zora Neale Hurston, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hannah Arendt and Mary Mccarthy, and Olive Schreiner: Pierpont is clear-eyed in her examination of each member of this varied group, connectng her subjects firmly to the issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics that bound them to their times, even as she exposes the roots of their uniqueness. "Pierpont['s] graceful essays are at once erudite and personal in their focus." ?"The Boston Globe ""One of the most ceaselessly interesting books I've read in some time." ?Lorrie Moore, "The New York Review of Books"

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679751137
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Publishing year: 2001
Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS
320 Pages
Weight: 0,304 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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