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Author Whelehan, Imelda, 1960-

Title The feminist bestseller : from Sex and the single girl to Sex and the city / Imelda Whelehan
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005

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Description viii, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Pt. 1. The second wave -- 1. Sex and the single girl -- 2. Burnt offerings : the emergence of radical feminism -- 3. Mad housewives -- 4. Women's spaces : Marilyn French, Erica Jong and Marge Piercy -- 5. Forbidden fruit : sexuality -- Pt. 2. 'Post-feminism' and third wave feminism -- 6. Crashing of the superwoman : the 1980s -- 7. Where have all the feminists gone? : the anxiety of affluence -- 8. Hooray for the singletons! -- 9. Urban sex
Summary The author provides an overview of popular feminist fiction from the late 1960s to the end of the 1990s, looking at how key feminist texts such as The Women's Room, Kinflicks and Fear of Flying have influenced popular contemporary works such as Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex and the City. Whelehan reconsiders the links between the politics of feminist thought, action and writing and creative writing over the past thirty years and suggests that even so-called post-feminist writing owes an enormous debt to feminism's second wave
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-231) and index
Subject Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Best sellers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Feminist fiction, American -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Popular literature
LC no. 2005044509
ISBN 1403911215 hardback
1403911223 paperback
9781403911216 hardback
9781403911223 paperback