Heartbreak

Heartbreak

The Political Memoir of A Feminist Militant

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Delves into the life of the feminist activist, revealing her personal evolution by relating the story of her childhood, where her love of books, ideas, and the fight for social justice led to her emergence as an international advocate for women's rights.

Perseus Publishing
A bittersweet memoir of falling in love with books, ideas, and the fight for social justice-from the sixties to the present-by one of the most brilliant feminist thinkers of our time.

Always innovative, often controversial, and frequently polarizing, Andrea Dworkin has carved out a unique position as one of the women's movement's most influential figures, from the early days of consciousness-raising to the "post-feminist" present. A tireless defender of women's rights, especially the rights of those who have been raped and assaulted, and a relentless critic of pornography, Dworkin is one of feminism's most rigorous minds and fiercest crusaders.Now, in Heartbreak, Dworkin reveals for the first time the personal side of her lifelong journey as activist and writer. By turns wry, spirited, and poignant, Dworkin tells the story of how she evolved from a childhood lover of music and books into a college activist, embraced her role as an international advocate for women, and emerged as a maverick thinker at odds with both the liberal left and the mainstream women's movement. Throughout, she displays a writer's genius for expressing emotional truth and an intellectual's gift for conveying the excitement of ideas and words. Beautifully written and surprisingly intimate, Heartbreak is a portrait of a soul, and a mind, in the making.From Hearthbreak:"How did I become who I am? I have a heart easily hurt. I believed that cruelty was most often caused by ignorance. I thought that if everybody knew, everything would be different. I was a silly child who believed in the revolution. I was torn to pieces by segregation and Viet Nam. Apartheid broke my heart. Apartheid in Saudi Arabia still breaks my heart-I don't understand why every story about rising oil prices does not come with an addendum about the domestic imprisonment of women in the Gulf states. I can't be bought or intimidated because I'm cut down in the middle. I walk with women whispering in my ears. Every time I cry there's a name attached to each tear."


Book News
Compared by Gloria Steinem to an Old Testament prophet, Dworkin is known as one of the more controversial feminist activists of the late 20th century for her stands against pornography and her declaration that all sex is rape. Here, in her memoirs, she tells of he childhood in Delaware, her activist years at Bennington College, and her transformation into an anti-pornography crusader. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Spanning from the sixties to the present, a poignant memoir delves into the life of one of the women's movement's most influential figures, revealing her personal evolution into an activist and writer by relating the story of her childhood, where her love of books, ideas, and the fight for social justice led to her emergence as an international advocate for women's rights. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780465017539
0465017533
Branch Call Number: B DWO
Characteristics: xvi, 213 p. ; 22 cm

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