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Memoirs of a Woman Doctor

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Staff Pick

"Memoirs of a Woman Doctor is a feminist masterpiece. Set in Egypt, El Saadawi's slim novel is the story of a woman who rebels against all of the traditions of her culture. It's spare and elegant, and a marvelous read."
Recommended by Chris Faatz, Powells.com

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Rebelling against the contraints of family and society, a young Egyptian woman decides to study medicine, becoming the only woman in a class of men. Her encounters with the other students — as well as the male and female corpses in the autopsy room — intensify her dissatisfaction with and search for identity. She realizes men are not gods as her mother had taught her, that science cannot explain everything, and that she cannot be satisfied by living a life purely of the mind.

After a brief and unhappy marriage, she throws herself into her work, becoming a successful physician, but at the same time, she becomes aware of injustice and hypocrisy in society. Fulfillment and love come to her at last in a wholly unexpected way.

Synopsis:

A young Egyptian female medical student overcomes social hypocrisy and social injustice to become a caring and successful physician.

About the Author

After studying in Cairo, Nawal El Saadawi practiced medicine both in Egyptian cities and in the countryside. She became director of health education in Egypt, but her writing made her increasingly the focus of controversy. Prominent in the struggle for Arab women's rights, her book The Hidden Face of Eve was published in 1982. She is the author of several novels and short story collections.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872862234
Translator:
Cobham, Catherine
Author:
Cobham, Catherine
Author:
Sa'dawi, Nawal
Author:
Saadawi, Nawal El
Author:
El Saadawi, Nawal
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 49
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 5 oz

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"Memoirs of a Woman Doctor is a feminist masterpiece. Set in Egypt, El Saadawi's slim novel is the story of a woman who rebels against all of the traditions of her culture. It's spare and elegant, and a marvelous read."

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A young Egyptian female medical student overcomes social hypocrisy and social injustice to become a caring and successful physician.
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