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Germaine Greer

Teoksen The Female Eunuch tekijä

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About the Author

Germaine Greer is an author and noted Feminist. She is the author of The Female Eunuch, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, The Beautiful Boy, Shakespeare's Wife and White Beech: The Rainforest Years, among others (Bowker Author Biography)
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Tekijän teokset

The Female Eunuch (1970) 2,272 kappaletta
The Whole Woman (1999) 586 kappaletta
Shakespeare's Wife (2007) 586 kappaletta
The Beautiful Boy (2003) 175 kappaletta
Daddy, We Hardly Knew You (1989) 137 kappaletta
Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of 17th-Century Women's Verse (1988) — Toimittaja — 102 kappaletta
White Beech: The Rainforest Years (2013) 57 kappaletta
101 Poems by Women (2001) 46 kappaletta
Poems for Gardeners (2003) 29 kappaletta
On Rape (2018) 26 kappaletta
On Rage (1787) 25 kappaletta
The Greek Myths: The Power of Love (2008) — Esipuhe — 11 kappaletta
Lysistrata (Aurora Metro Press) (2000) 10 kappaletta
Revolting Garden (1979) 5 kappaletta
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (2000) 3 kappaletta
Shakespeare essay (1988) 1 kappale
Vidrohi Stri 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Avustaja, eräät painokset30,941 kappaletta
Goblin Market (1862) — Johdanto, eräät painokset723 kappaletta
The Getting of Wisdom (1910) — Johdanto, eräät painokset; Johdanto, eräät painokset530 kappaletta
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Avustaja — 186 kappaletta
Puberty Blues: A Surfie Saga (1979) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset140 kappaletta
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta
Hetkiä elämästäni (1926) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset106 kappaletta
Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One? (1997) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta
The Granta Book of Reportage (Classics of Reportage) (1993) — Avustaja — 94 kappaletta
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Zastrozzi (1810) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset63 kappaletta
Shakespeare: Macbeth. A Casebook (1968) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Women: A World Report (1985) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
twen 1971, Nr. 3 — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Women Talking About Cars: Series 1-3 (2019) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
London OZ 1 (1967) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
London OZ 2 (1967) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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I think Greer had a lot of fun writing this book - and I had a lot of fun reading it.
I was attracted to the book by a quote from a reviewer who said something along the lines of - Greer has been as unprovocative as she could be, but the old men of academia still reacted with outrage and venom.
Well, if there were to be sides - I'd be on Greer's team.
The study of Shakespeare's life and times suffers from the lack of documentary evidence. Too many academics backfill the gap with commentary inmformed by later lives and times. Greer goes back to the basics, and gives the reader a great picture of what life was like in Stratford, and for women in particular. Life was different, but the reader comes away with a sense of what life may have been likely for Ann Hathaway.
The other interesting aspect of the book, for me, was the picture of the aging Shakespeare who retired back to Avon as a man of some wealth. There's a hint here of some sort of serious decline in abilities - dementia? It's only an aside in this book, but I would love to see if others have considered the issue. Just because he was a genius at his prime doesn't mean he waasn't mortally fragile as he aged.
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mbmackay | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 18, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book. It's a very easy read, both because the text is quite short and because Greer's prose is clear and well-structured. The illustrations are almost all beautiful pieces of art in their own right, and so worthy of taking the time to look at.

I found the ideas most compelling when they related specifically to art history and cultural studies. When Greer veered into anthropology or history, I had much less confidence in the points she was making. I don't know much about the content, but even I picked up a couple of errors and a couple of tendentious interpretations of artworks that made me wonder what other misrepresentations or mistakes I was missing. As a result, this is a book that stimulated thought for me but certainly wouldn't change my mind, except in the broadest terms.

The main point, in my view, is that boys are beautiful and that as a society we lose something by failing to enjoy that fact. This raises interesting questions about the the lines between beauty and attractiveness, and about the relationships between different kinds of attractiveness. A puppy can be attractive, in the sense of "pleasing or appealing to the senses", but there is no thought of sexual desire. A person can also be attractive without arousing sexual desire (for instance a gay man might find a woman attractive but not wish to have sex with her), but then they may also arouse sexual desire. Where does that leave us with boys, who at their youngest are not sexually attractive but at their oldest may be reasonably be sexually attractive to some? For instance, in an interview after the book was published, the fifteen year old boy pictured on the cover of this book expressed his discomfort at being ogled by adult men when the photo was taken (in the 70s, while he was acting in the film of [b:Death in Venice|53061|Death in Venice|Thomas Mann|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1627232919l/53061._SY75_.jpg|17413130]), but if the attention had come from fourteen year old girls he may have felt differently.

Of course the gender of the gaze matters, and rather than getting bogged down in the complexities of men and power, Greer's default position is that of the female gaze. This makes the discussion clearer, cleaner and lighter but it also means that Greer skirts the ethical issues of attractiveness rather than delving into them. As a consequence, this book is an entertaining, though-provoking piece of popular cultural studies, rather than a serious inquiry into aesthetics or representation in art.
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robfwalter | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 31, 2023 |
I was very young when I read this work by [Germaine Greer] and it didn’t so much enlighten me, but affirmed a number of my understandings on how women were viewed in the 20th century West. A must for the boomer generation women starting their journey.
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kjuliff | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 20, 2023 |
i don’t know how i should rate this, but it’s an intense experience of petty prejudice rooted in truth
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womanwoanswers | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2022 |



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