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Women Who Write Are Dangerous

,Stefan Bollman Francine Prose



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01 November 2018
Human figures depicted in art; Gender studies: women
From the best-selling author of Women Who Read Are Dangerous, here are portraits of vanguard women writers, past and present, from Austen to Woolf, and Anais Nin to Toni Morrison. For many women writers, merely pursuing their vocation constituted an act of resistance. In this book, best-selling author Stefan Bollman creates revealing one-page portraits of important women writers, from across genres and around the world, each paired with a beautiful photograph or painting. Here are canonical women writers, including Isak Dinesen, Beatrix Potter, and Sylvia Plath; living luminaries such as Toni Morrison, Isabelle Allende, and Arundhati Roy; and lesser-known but no less important women like Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and Irene Nemirovsky, author of the rediscovered Holocaust memoir Suite Francaise. Francine Prose contributes a foreword that explores the women's courage and talent. AUTHOR: Stefan Bollmann, author of Abbeville's best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous, lives in Munich. SELLING POINTS:

A series of short illustrated biographies, from medieval era to the present day, told with the premise that for many women, writing itself is an act of resistance.

In a giftable format and illustrated with paintings and photographs of the featured writers, it can be merchandised with books about books, feminist books, and even art books.

The book's thesis is especially relevant to readers today, with the rise of the women's march,#metoo, and other women's activist movements in the past 18 months.

By the same author and in the same format as the best-selling Women Who Read Are Dangerous. 70 illustrations
By:   Stefan Bollman
Foreword by:   Francine Prose
Imprint:   Abbeville
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9780789213174
ISBN 10:   0789213176
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
Women featured in Women Who Write Are Dangerous: Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Christine de Pisan (1364-1430) Madeleine de Scudery (1607-1701) Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) Germaine de Stael (1766-1817) Rahel Varnhagen (1771-1833) Jane Austen (1775-1817) Bettina von Arnim (1785-1859) George Sand (1804-1876) Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) The Bronte Sisters: Charlotte (1816-1855); Emily (1818-1848); Anne (1820-1849) Bozena Nemcova (1820-1862) Ingeborg Bachman (1826-1973) Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) Selma Lagerloef (1858-1940) Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) Else Lasker-Schuler (1869-1945) Sidonie Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954) Miles Franklin (1879-1954) Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Karen Blixen (1885-1962) Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) Milena Jesenska (1896-1944) Lilli Jahn (1900-1944) Anais Nin (1903-1977) Irene Nemirovsky (1903-1942) Marguerite Yourcenar (1903-1987) Erika Mann (1905-1969) Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) Elsa Morante (1912-1985) Marguerite Duras (1914-1996) Carson McCullers (1917-1967) Doris Lessing (1919-2013) Sophie Scholl (1921-1943) Anne Frank (1929-1945) Toni Morrison (1931-Present) Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Francoise Sagan (1935-2004) Margaret Atwood (1939-Present) Isabel Allende (1942-Present) Amy Tan (1952-Present) Arundhati Roy (1961-Present) Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie (1977-Present)

Francine Prose, author of sixteen books of fiction, lives in New York City.

Reviews for Women Who Write Are Dangerous

For women who disrupt narratives - and those who admire them - this is both a powerful volume ... and a lovely survey of just under 50 women writers from across the centuries... -The Toronto Star A handsome compilation of images and short biographical essays on female writers in this coffee-table volume. ... In a world in which women's writing is still routinely underreviewed and underrated, a book celebrating this work will always be a welcome contribution. Both those who know these writers well and newcomers to their work should enjoy this excursion into the rich waters of literature written by women. -Publishers Weekly ...a timely response to the ongoing lack of attention paid to female authors. ... As a coffee-table book, with full-color images of the women profiled, including Jane Austen, the Brontes, George Sand, Astrid Lindgren, Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this is a lovely project. -Library Journal

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