The Resource Passionate minds : women rewriting the world, Claudia Roth Pierpont

Passionate minds : women rewriting the world, Claudia Roth Pierpont

Label
Passionate minds : women rewriting the world
Title
Passionate minds
Title remainder
women rewriting the world
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Roth Pierpont
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A series of 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, Anais 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."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierpont, Claudia Roth
Dewey number
810.9/9287/0904
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS151
LC item number
.P54 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Women and literature
  • English literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, English
  • Women authors, American
  • Women authors, English
Label
Passionate minds : women rewriting the world, Claudia Roth Pierpont
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman's place: Olive Schreiner -- The mother of confusion: Gertrude Stein -- Sex, lies, and thirty-five thousand pages: Anaïs Nin -- The strong woman: Mae West -- A study in scarlett: Margaret Mitchell -- A society of one: Zora Neale Hurston -- A perfect lady: Eudora Welty -- The rage of Aphrodite: Marina Tsvetaeva -- Twilight of the Goddess: Ayn Rand -- Memoirs of a revolutionary: Doris Lessing -- Hearts and minds: Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy
Control code
ocm41452703
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780679431060
Lccn
99033349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)41452703
Label
Passionate minds : women rewriting the world, Claudia Roth Pierpont
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A woman's place: Olive Schreiner -- The mother of confusion: Gertrude Stein -- Sex, lies, and thirty-five thousand pages: Anaïs Nin -- The strong woman: Mae West -- A study in scarlett: Margaret Mitchell -- A society of one: Zora Neale Hurston -- A perfect lady: Eudora Welty -- The rage of Aphrodite: Marina Tsvetaeva -- Twilight of the Goddess: Ayn Rand -- Memoirs of a revolutionary: Doris Lessing -- Hearts and minds: Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy
Control code
ocm41452703
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780679431060
Lccn
99033349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)41452703

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