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Marge Piercy

Autor(a) de Woman on the Edge of Time

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About the Author

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke mostrar mais award. Besides writing her own novels and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod. (Bowker Author Biography) Marge Piercy is the author of 14 previous poetry collections and 14 novels. In 1990 her poetry won the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod. (Publisher Provided) Marge Piercy is the author of 35 books of poetry & fiction, including the best sellers "Gone to Soldiers" & "The Longings of Women". (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras de Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) 2,587 cópias
He, She and It (1991) 1,310 cópias
Gone to Soldiers (1987) 877 cópias
The Moon Is Always Female (1980) 514 cópias
Vida (1976) 403 cópias
Sex Wars (2005) 379 cópias
Small Changes (1972) 373 cópias
The Longings of Women (1994) 342 cópias
Summer People (1989) 330 cópias
Braided Lives (1981) 325 cópias
Three Women (1999) 315 cópias
Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (2002) 214 cópias
The High Cost of Living (1978) 212 cópias
Circles on the Water (1982) 205 cópias
Fly Away Home (1984) 204 cópias
The Art of Blessing the Day (1992) 145 cópias
The Third Child (2003) 136 cópias
My Mother's Body (1985) 128 cópias
Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970) 121 cópias
Stone, Paper, Knife (1983) 113 cópias
Available Light (1988) 103 cópias
Mars and Her Children: Poems (1992) 97 cópias
Going Down Fast (1600) 79 cópias
To Be of Use (1969) 76 cópias
Living in the Open (1976) 65 cópias
Storm Tide (1998) 62 cópias
Made in Detroit: Poems (2015) 34 cópias
Breaking Camp: Poems (1968) 28 cópias
Last White Class (1979) 14 cópias
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 1 (1987) 7 cópias
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 2 (1989) 7 cópias
Donna & Jill (2000) 4 cópias
Cybergolem 3 cópias
Shira (1994) 3 cópias
4-telling (1971) 2 cópias
the grand coolie dam (1969) 2 cópias
Piercy, Marge Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Written in Bone (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
An Open Letter {article} 1 exemplar(es)
Mn̄er̄et (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Barbie Doll {poem} 1 exemplar(es)
Kucuk Degisimler (2010) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Last Man (1826) — Introdução, algumas edições1,683 cópias
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Contribuinte, algumas edições517 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuinte — 399 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 373 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Take Back the Night: Woman on Pornography (1980) — Contribuinte — 131 cópias
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuinte — 116 cópias
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The Best American Erotica 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings (1990) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Passion Fruit (1986) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuinte, algumas edições33 cópias
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 (1981) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Sinister Wisdom 17 (1981) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Little Magazine, v. 10, #1-2, Spring Summer 1976 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Little Magazine, v. 11, #1, Spring 1977 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Art of Life: An Anthology of Literature about Life and Work (1997) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Poetry East, Number Twenty-eight, Fall 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Piercy, Marge
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locais de residência
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (BA)
Northwestern University (MA)
Wood, Ira (echtg.)
Hopwood Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award
Pequena biografia
Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates. She is the author of seventeen novels.   [from Amazon.com, 4/8/2013)



***Woman on the Edge of Time Group Read--spoiler thread em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 2011)


An excellent read, if seriously flawed. For one, nothing dates a novel like its depiction of the future. This is no exception, the whole thing felt very seventies. Second, much of the twin utopia/dystopia presented in the book is told instead of shown, an elementary crime against literature. Third, I've been spoiled by [b:The Dispossessed|13651|The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle #6)|Ursula K. Le Guin|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1353467455s/13651.jpg|2684122] which presented its future with a negative capability, sowing doubts by presenting the inevitable discontents within its utopia. That I agree with Piercy's premise doesn't let this book off the hook.
Still, its so very refreshing to see Rosa Luxemburg's axiom "socialism vs barbarism" brought to life so starkly. The novel's predictions align with choices our actual society faces. The fact that reality is less subtle than science fiction isn't this novel's fault, it's our own.
… (mais)
ethorwitz | outras 51 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
A superb summer saga with a surprise ending ala Billy Tipton.
Mark_Feltskog | outras 12 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |
Read this on a lark because I am halfway through writing my own human/robot love story and wanted to see how this classic work tackled it. Normally reading fiction similar to what you're writing is a terrible idea, but my story is well enough established that I decided to indulge my curiosity.

I enjoyed the B-plot of this novel, in which one of the characters retells the story of the Golem of Prague. The main narrative lost my interest about halfway through.

Before I picked up the title, I came across controversy about whether literary writers like Piercy, Atwood, etc. write "real" SF/F. I wrestled with this question for a while before setting it aside as irrelevant. There's plenty of successful genre fiction written for a general or literary audience. Piercy's cyberpumk-inspired world isn't very original, but I don't think original worldbuilding makes or breaks a story. She infodumps on every other page, but some genre writers do that all the time (especially in cyberpunk!)

So the reason I didn't care for this book isn't because it's bad science fiction (it might be, but whatever). It's because the characters stopped surprising me and the central ideas of the book didn't take me anywhere I hadn't been before.
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raschneid | outras 26 resenhas | Dec 19, 2023 |
As usual, Marge Piercy is full of interesting ideas. In this book she explores our relationship to technology, as individuals, as.communities and as a society. Her primary question concerns the notion of humanity. What does it mean to be human? What are the essential attributes? What does it mean when acknowledged human beings don't have those qualities, vut cyborgs do? What are the benefits and risks of merging the biological with the technological? Great questions for our current moment. Unfortunately Piercy ' s writing falls far short of the expectations set by her framing of her subject. It's sentimental, trite, even juvenile at many times, making it hard to get through and distracting the reader from the interesting problems Piercy ' s presented us.… (mais)
1 vote
lschiff | outras 26 resenhas | Sep 24, 2023 |



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