Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion 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 c

  • Title: Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
  • Author: Michelle Dean
  • ISBN: 07576583854931440642348406423481530002782406423482004064234808021292421397808021292461920194064234840642348153000278240642348406423483406423488827136166657102528440642348340642348
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  • 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

    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.

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    Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion is a biography cum reckoning about the legacy of ten extraordinary women Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Nora Ephron, Susan Sontag, Renata Adler, Joan Didion, Janet Malcolm, and Zora Neale Hurston. Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Feb , Widely praised in hardcover, Sharp is the exhilarating story of ten exceptional women who used the power of their pens to carve out space for themselves in a world where men wrote the rules Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm are united by Sharp Dean, Michelle Books Apr , Sharp embodies the work of its subjects and manages the difficult intellectual and narrative feat of linking a bunch of disparate women writers, not via their topical interests, but by their sensibility that of writers, with one foot in the mainstream of the American intellectual culture that men made, and one foot outside, sometimes by their own decision, and sometimes not. BOOK REVIEW Sharp The women who made an art of having Aug , Sharp The women who made an art of having an opinion is a remarkable work for its simultaneous breadth and focus It gives you real insight into the ways in which female critics have made their way in the world, and some indications about how and why they gained the profiles that they did. Sharp NPR Jan , An acclaimed, award winning literary critic combines biography and cultural history to highlight the lives of brilliant, quick witted women writers who became influential at a time where women were Sharp eBook Dean, Michelle Kindle Store Apr , Sharp embodies the work of its subjects and manages the difficult intellectual and narrative feat of linking a bunch of disparate women writers, not via their topical interests, but by their sensibility that of writers, with one foot in the mainstream of the American intellectual culture that men made, and one foot outside, sometimes by their own decision, and sometimes not.

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