The Resource Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion, Michelle Dean

Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion, Michelle Dean

Label
Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion
Title
Sharp
Title remainder
the women who made an art of having an opinion
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Dean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. These ten women--Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm--are united by what Dean calls "sharpness," the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit. Sharp is a vibrant depiction of the intellectual beau monde of twentieth-century New York, where gossip-filled parties at night gave out to literary slugging-matches in the pages of the Partisan Review or the New York Review of Books. It is also a passionate portrayal of how these women asserted themselves through their writing in a climate where women were treated with extreme condescension by the male-dominated cultural establishment. Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, Sharp is a celebration of this group of extraordinary women, an engaging introduction to their works, and a testament to how anyone who feels powerless can claim the mantle of writer, and, perhaps, change the world
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Michelle
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parker, Dorothy
  • West, Rebecca
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Arendt, Hannah
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Sontag, Susan
  • Kael, Pauline
  • Didion, Joan
  • Ephron, Nora
  • Hellman, Lillian
  • Adler, Renata
  • Malcolm, Janet
  • American literature
  • Women authors, American
  • American literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion, Michelle Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Parker -- West -- West & Hurston -- Arendt -- McCarthy -- Parker & Arendt -- Arendt & McCarthy -- Sontag -- Kael -- Didion -- Ephron -- Arendt & McCarthy & Hellman -- Adler -- Malcolm -- Afterword
Control code
on1019834624
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780802125095
Lccn
2017051038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
810.99287 D345 ; XX-N ; [A17BP126, #39, 4@26.00, wjm/RT ] ; [P17BP861, #5, 4@26.00, jll/lrt]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1019834624
  • (OCoLC)1019834624
Label
Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion, Michelle Dean
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Parker -- West -- West & Hurston -- Arendt -- McCarthy -- Parker & Arendt -- Arendt & McCarthy -- Sontag -- Kael -- Didion -- Ephron -- Arendt & McCarthy & Hellman -- Adler -- Malcolm -- Afterword
Control code
on1019834624
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 362 pages
Isbn
9780802125095
Lccn
2017051038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
810.99287 D345 ; XX-N ; [A17BP126, #39, 4@26.00, wjm/RT ] ; [P17BP861, #5, 4@26.00, jll/lrt]
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1019834624
  • (OCoLC)1019834624

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