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This is an auction for THE EDUCATION OF A WOMAN: THE LIFE OF GLORIA STEINEM by Carolyn G Heilbrun.

"Here's a marriage made in heaven: Columbia professor emerita Heilbrun, groundbreaking theorist on the "male" structure of biographical conventions and author (as Amanda Cross) of the witty, feminist Kate Fansler mysteries, and Steinem, journalist, multi-issue activist, Ms founder, best-selling author, at once praised and pilloried as perhaps the most visible feminist of the late twentieth century. Heilbrun did dozens of interviews, travelled to Steinem's childhood homes, and plowed through her uncatalogued memorabilia and papers at Smith College. The portrait that results is nuanced and thoughtful, respectful of Steinem's work but prepared to question some of her explanations. Revising Emerson's advice on consistency, Heilbrun sees Steinem's life as "testimony to the power of contradictory behavior." Probing and often reconciling dissonant elements that fuel critics' venom, Heilbrun sees in Steinem's past six decades "a steadfastness of purpose, a willingness to undertake risks and to work for chosen goals, and a firmness in maintaining her principles" that provide an essential continuity. Heilbrun's goal is at once to understand how Steinem became the woman she is, and what her life can teach us about childhood and family, self and society. Heilbrun captures readers' interest and imagination."
- Booklist (US)

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Hardback 1995.

451 pages + 47 photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $5.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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