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Author Dworkin, Andrea.

Title Heartbreak : the political memoir of a feminist militant / Andrea Dworkin
Published London : Continuum, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 164 pages)
Contents Preface; Music 1; Music 2; Music 3; The Pedophilic Teacher; "Silent Night"; Plato; The High School Library; The Bookstore; The Fight; The Bomb; Cuba 1; David Smith; Contraception; Young Americans for Freedom; Cuba 2; The Grand Jury; The Orient Express; Easter; Knossos; Kazantzakis; Discipline; The Freighter; Strategy; Suffer the Little Children; Theory; The Vow; My Last Leftist Meeting; Petra Kelly; Capitalist Pig; One Woman; It Takes a Village; True Grit; Anita; Prisons; Sister, Can You Spare a Dime?; The Women; Counting; Heartbreak; Basics; Immoral; Memory; Acknowledgments
Summary "Always innovative, often provocative, 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. Heartbreak reveals for the first time the personal side of Dworkin's lifelong journey as an activist and a 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, Dworkin 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."
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Subject Dworkin, Andrea.
Dworkin, Andrea.
Feminism -- United States.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Social Scientists & Psychologists.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826491472