How to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna RussHow to Suppress Women's Writing by Joanna Russ

How to Suppress Women's Writing

byJoanna Russ

Paperback | September 1, 1983

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By the author of The Female Man—a provocative survey of the forces that work against women who dare to write.

Nebula Award-winning writer Joanna Russ (1937-2011) was the author of such popular novels as The Female Man, We Who Are About To, and On Strike Against God.
Title:How to Suppress Women's WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.25 × 5.4 × 0.36 inPublished:September 1, 1983Publisher:UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS PRESS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0292724454

ISBN - 13:9780292724457


Table of Contents

  • Prologue
  • 1. Prohibitions
  • 2. Bad Faith
  • 3. Denial of Agency
  • 4. Pollution of Agency
  • 5. The Double Standard of Content
  • 6. False Categorizing
  • 7. Isolation
  • 8. Anomalousness
  • 9. Lack of Models
  • 10. Responses
  • 11. Aesthetics
  • Epilogue
  • Author's Note
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Index

From Our Editors

If certain people are not suppose to have the ability to produce 'great' literature, and if this supposition is one of the means used to keep such people in their place, the ideal situation (socially speaking) is one in which such people are prevented from producing any literature at all.

Editorial Reviews

"Extraordinary and original ...feminist literary criticism rarely explores the social context in which literature is selected for posterity. This, Russ does persuasively, movingly, and in the finest of critical traditions." - Phyllis Chesler