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Always strong and fearless, Germaine Greer strikes right at the heart of the matter—be it John F. Kennedy and vaginal deodorants, rape and artificial insemination, cosmetic surgery, the death of Jimi Hendrix, or the famine in Ethiopia. This collection represents a mosaic of essays, long and short, some of which are appearing for the first time in print and all of which chafe the conventional and are bristling with argument.

From the youthful liveliness of her sixties pieces, which “got up everybodys nose,” to the depth and complexity of her later work, The Madwomans Underclothes is a reflection both of an era and of the changing ideas and styles of Germaine Greer: “The essays on Brazil, Cuba, and Ethiopia represent my coming of age. Something like a coherent system of values is beginning to emerge after my years of wandering, although I have certainly not arrived at a set of articles of faith, and never will, I hope.”

Greers opinions on social, political, and sexual trends and mores are tendered in her unique fashion—outspoken, with rapier wit and no tolerance for narrow-mindedness. But as explosive, angry, and often funny as these essays are, they also reveal tenderness and sadness and that emotion that underlies all of Greers work—passionate commitment.

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“From the start, Greers has been a memorable voice — direct, passionate, un-repentant –– and this collection of her writings is witness to the tenacity of her personal vision. . . . Greer is informed, intelligent, genial, and never boring, and this is a provocative one-woman show.” –– Kirkus Reviews

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Here is what The Los Angeles Times Book Review says about The Madwoman's Underclothes: "Brilliant, witty, entertaining, incisive, always informed, the essays cover the diverse topics that are the history of the women's movement and our contemporary world. Greer's range is enormous".

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ISBN:
9780871133083
Author:
Greer, Germaine
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Author:
Greer, Germaine
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminists
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
86-148
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
xxvii, 305 p.
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.5 oz

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Product details xxvii, 305 p. pages Atlantic Monthly Press - English 9780871133083 Reviews:
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“From the start, Greers has been a memorable voice — direct, passionate, un-repentant –– and this collection of her writings is witness to the tenacity of her personal vision. . . . Greer is informed, intelligent, genial, and never boring, and this is a provocative one-woman show.” –– Kirkus Reviews
"Synopsis" by , Here is what The Los Angeles Times Book Review says about The Madwoman's Underclothes: "Brilliant, witty, entertaining, incisive, always informed, the essays cover the diverse topics that are the history of the women's movement and our contemporary world. Greer's range is enormous".
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