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How to suppress women's writing

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Crispin, Jessa, writer of supplementary textual content.
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2018].
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xvii, 199 pages ; 22 cm.
809.89287 R958 2018


Are women able to achieve anything they set their minds to? In How to Suppress Women's Writing, award-winning novelist and scholar Joanna Russ lays bare the subtle—and not so subtle—strategies that society uses to ignore, condemn, or belittle women who produce literature. As relevant today as when it was first published in 1983, this book has motivated generations of readers with its powerful feminist critique.

"What is it going to take to break apart these rigidities? Russ's book is a formidable attempt. It is angry without being self-righteous, it is thorough without being exhausting, and it is serious without being devoid of a sense of humor. But it was published over thirty years ago, in 1983, and there's not an enormous difference between the world she describes and the world we inhabit."

—Jessa Crispin, from the foreword

"A book of the most profound and original clarity. Like all clear-sighted people who look and see what has been much mystified and much lied about, Russ is quite excitingly subversive. The study of literature should never be the same again."

—Marge Piercy

"Joanna Russ is a brilliant writer, a writer of real moral passion and high wit."

—Adrienne Rich

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APA Citation (style guide)

Russ, J., & Crispin, J. (2018). How to suppress women's writing. New edition. Austin, University of Texas Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Russ, Joanna, 1937-2011 and Jessa, Crispin. 2018. How to Suppress Women's Writing. Austin, University of Texas Press.

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Russ, Joanna, 1937-2011 and Jessa, Crispin, How to Suppress Women's Writing. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2018.

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Russ, Joanna and Jessa Crispin. How to Suppress Women's Writing. New edition. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2018.

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