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A bookshelf of our own : works that changed women's lives
Felder, Deborah G.
Adult Nonfiction Z1039.W65 F45 2005

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In her latest work, Felder (A Century of Women) selects and critiques about 50 books by and about women. Stretching across the millennium, these works of literature have made the case for female autonomy and helped lay the groundwork for modern-day feminism. Most of the selections are fairly well-known literary classics from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries and include Jane Austen's Emma, Virginia Woolf's Room of One's Own, and Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior. As the author shows, each work illuminates a rich heritage of literature advocating women's rights and calls attention to the moral double standards applied to men and women. The protagonists, whether fictional or real, represent strikingly diverse looks and outlooks, but they share the ability to cast off or subvert the dominant female stereotypes of their time. Highly recommended for all libraries.-Maria Kochis, California State Univ., Sacramento (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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