Steedman, Carolyn (1986) Wonderwoman. London Review of Books, Vol.8 (No.21). pp. 15-16. ISSN 0260-9592Full text not available from this repository.
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This is the year of the collected essays of many women. Six years of Ann Oakley’s lectures and occasional writings on medical sociology have recently been published, together with some of her poems, in Telling the Truth about Jerusalem, Elizabeth Wilson has recently produced Hidden Agendas, and Cora Kaplan’s collection from a ten-year period has just appeared in Sea Changes. Germaine Greer’s Madwoman’s Underclothes, designed, according to the dust-jacket, to demonstrate ‘what a force in our cultural life she is’, covers a much longer stretch of past time, from 1968 to 1985, starting with a piece from Oz and ending with a report on food aid in Ethiopia from the Listener of two autumns ago. The Sunday Times, Esquire, Spare Rib and Playboy lie in between. We are meant indeed to understand that the road has been a long one, the times always obdurate and absurd in their different ways, but – the stated premise of this collection – that the seeing eye has always been informed by a central vision, and the story told essentially the same one.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Greer, Germaine, -- 1939-, Feminists -- Biography, Feminism, Social history -- 1945-|
|Journal or Publication Title:||London Review of Books|
|Publisher:||L R B Ltd.|
|Book Title:||The Madwoman’s Underclothes: Essays and Occasional Writings 1968-1985|
|Official Date:||4 December 1986|
|Page Range:||pp. 15-16|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Review of: Greer, G. (1986). The madwoman's underclothes: essays and occasional writings. London: Picador.
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