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Germaine Greer

Autor(a) de The Female Eunuch

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About the Author

Germaine Greer is an author and noted Feminist. She is the author of The Female Eunuch, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, The Beautiful Boy, Shakespeare's Wife and White Beech: The Rainforest Years, among others (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras de Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch (1970) 2,309 cópias
The Whole Woman (1999) 595 cópias
Shakespeare's Wife (2007) 593 cópias
The Beautiful Boy (2003) 180 cópias
Daddy, We Hardly Knew You (1989) 142 cópias
101 Poems by Women (2001) 46 cópias
Poems for Gardeners (2003) 29 cópias
On Rape (2018) 27 cópias
On Rage (1787) 27 cópias
The Greek Myths: The Power of Love (2008) — Prefácio — 11 cópias
Revolting Garden (1979) 7 cópias
Ab 40 2 cópias
Shakespeare essay (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
The Getting of Wisdom 1 exemplar(es)
Wechseljahre 1 exemplar(es)
Vidrohi Stri 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Contribuinte, algumas edições31,878 cópias
Goblin Market (1862) — Introdução, algumas edições749 cópias
The Getting of Wisdom (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições547 cópias
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Contribuinte — 189 cópias
Puberty Blues: A Surfie Saga (1979) — Prefácio, algumas edições143 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The autobiography of a sexually emancipated Communist woman (1926) — Prefácio, algumas edições108 cópias
Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One? (1997) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
The Granta Book of Reportage (Classics of Reportage) (1993) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
Zastrozzi (1810) — Prefácio, algumas edições65 cópias
Shakespeare: Macbeth. A Casebook (1968) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Women: A World Report (1985) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
twen 1971, Nr. 3 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Women Talking About Cars: Series 1-3 (2019) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
London OZ 1 (1967) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
London OZ 2 (1967) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



I read this about 40 years ago and absorbed its 'consciousness raising' message. It's still worthy background for appreciating gender issues in wider culture, but the more 'intersectional' approaches to feminism today seem much closer to the mark.
sfj2 | outras 20 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |
Thought provoking and appears to hit the nail on the head, why aboriginal society is failing.
SteveMcI | 1 outra resenha | Jan 5, 2024 |
I think Greer had a lot of fun writing this book - and I had a lot of fun reading it.
I was attracted to the book by a quote from a reviewer who said something along the lines of - Greer has been as unprovocative as she could be, but the old men of academia still reacted with outrage and venom.
Well, if there were to be sides - I'd be on Greer's team.
The study of Shakespeare's life and times suffers from the lack of documentary evidence. Too many academics backfill the gap with commentary inmformed by later lives and times. Greer goes back to the basics, and gives the reader a great picture of what life was like in Stratford, and for women in particular. Life was different, but the reader comes away with a sense of what life may have been likely for Ann Hathaway.
The other interesting aspect of the book, for me, was the picture of the aging Shakespeare who retired back to Avon as a man of some wealth. There's a hint here of some sort of serious decline in abilities - dementia? It's only an aside in this book, but I would love to see if others have considered the issue. Just because he was a genius at his prime doesn't mean he waasn't mortally fragile as he aged.
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mbmackay | outras 18 resenhas | Oct 18, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book. It's a very easy read, both because the text is quite short and because Greer's prose is clear and well-structured. The illustrations are almost all beautiful pieces of art in their own right, and so worthy of taking the time to look at.

I found the ideas most compelling when they related specifically to art history and cultural studies. When Greer veered into anthropology or history, I had much less confidence in the points she was making. I don't know much about the content, but even I picked up a couple of errors and a couple of tendentious interpretations of artworks that made me wonder what other misrepresentations or mistakes I was missing. As a result, this is a book that stimulated thought for me but certainly wouldn't change my mind, except in the broadest terms.

The main point, in my view, is that boys are beautiful and that as a society we lose something by failing to enjoy that fact. This raises interesting questions about the the lines between beauty and attractiveness, and about the relationships between different kinds of attractiveness. A puppy can be attractive, in the sense of "pleasing or appealing to the senses", but there is no thought of sexual desire. A person can also be attractive without arousing sexual desire (for instance a gay man might find a woman attractive but not wish to have sex with her), but then they may also arouse sexual desire. Where does that leave us with boys, who at their youngest are not sexually attractive but at their oldest may be reasonably be sexually attractive to some? For instance, in an interview after the book was published, the fifteen year old boy pictured on the cover of this book expressed his discomfort at being ogled by adult men when the photo was taken (in the 70s, while he was acting in the film of [b:Death in Venice|53061|Death in Venice|Thomas Mann|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1627232919l/53061._SY75_.jpg|17413130]), but if the attention had come from fourteen year old girls he may have felt differently.

Of course the gender of the gaze matters, and rather than getting bogged down in the complexities of men and power, Greer's default position is that of the female gaze. This makes the discussion clearer, cleaner and lighter but it also means that Greer skirts the ethical issues of attractiveness rather than delving into them. As a consequence, this book is an entertaining, though-provoking piece of popular cultural studies, rather than a serious inquiry into aesthetics or representation in art.
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robfwalter | outras 6 resenhas | Jul 31, 2023 |



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