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Greer, Germaine 1939-

Works: 394 works in 1,409 publications in 19 languages and 31,411 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Reference works  Poetry  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Performer, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Actor, Costume designer, Artist
Classifications: HQ1206, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Germaine Greer
The female eunuch by Germaine Greer( Book )

251 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germaine Greer takes aim at the subject of women: their cultural history, their psychological development, and their relationship to men. And what she puts forward as her central thesis is the original and provocative idea that as wives, employees, mothers, and lovers, women are not only still in bondage to men, but are deformed by them--made into eunuchs. It is not that Greer is against men (she likes them very much), or that she thinks women should take to violent action to secure their rights, but rather that every woman must come to know herself: her body and her mind. Women must also learn, she argues, their own histories and must learn to share their experiences with one another until they understand, identify, and explicitly come to terms with the many psychological techniques of domination in and out of the home.--From publisher description
The obstacle race : the fortunes of women painters and their work by Germaine Greer( Book )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If men and women are equally capable of genius, why have there been no female artists of the stature of Leonardo, Titian or Poussin? In seeking to answer this question, Germaine Greer introduces us to major but underestimated figures in the history of Western painting -- Angelica Kauffmann, Natalia Goncharova, Suzanne Valadon, Berthe Morisot, Kathe Kollwitz -- and produces a brilliantly incisive and richly illustrated study. She explains the obstacles as both external and surmountable and internal and insurmountable in the race for achievement."--Descripción del editor
Sex and destiny : the politics of human fertility by Germaine Greer( Book )

57 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines customs and attitudes toward fertility, chastity, promiscuity, abortion, contraception, and infanticide
The change : women, aging, and the menopause by Germaine Greer( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this singularly authoritative, intelligent and audacious study, Germaine Greer challenges all of our accepted notions about the physical and emotional effects of menopause and aging - and thereby lays the foundation for a drastic reassessment by women of the ways in which they contemplate and experience the stages of their lives that society has conditioned them to fear and, ultimately, to regret
The whole woman by Germaine Greer( Book )

72 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty years after The Female Eunuch galvanized the women's liberation movement, Germaine Greer launches a fiery sequel assessing the state of womanhood and proclaiming that the time has come to get angry again. Greer argues that women have come a long way in the past three decades, but that innumerable forms of insidious discrimination and exploitation persist in every area of lifefrom the care of the body to the care of the household, from the workplace to the marketplace. She startles us with her demonstration that the oft-repeated claim that "women can have it all" is merely a pacifying illusion - that things are getting worse, and that action is necessary now
Shakespeare by Germaine Greer( Book )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germaine Greer examines Shakespeare's plays in detail, revealing how he dramatized moral and intellectual issues in such a way that his audience became dazzlingly aware of an imaginative dimension to daily life. Greer argues that as long as Shakespeare remains central to English cultural life, the country will retain the values that make it unique in the world, namely tolerance, pluralism, and a profound commitment to democracy." --Publisher description
The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English by Lorna Sage( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Guide aims to consolidate and epitomise the re-reading of women's writing that has gone on in the last twenty-five years. This is an opportunity for stock-taking - a timely project, when so much writing has been rediscovered, reclaimed and republished." "There are entries on writers, on individual texts, and on general terms, genres and movements, all printed in a single alphabetical sequence. The earliest written documents in medieval English (the visionary writings of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe) are covered in an historical - and geographical - sweep that takes us up to the present day." "The book reflects the spread of literacy, the history of colonisation and the development of post-colonial cultures using and changing the English language. The entries are written by contributors from all the countries covered."--Jacket
Shakespeare's wife by Germaine Greer( Book )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges popular beliefs about the estranged nature of Shakespeare's marriage to Ann Hathaway, placing their relationship in a social and historical context that poses alternative theories about her rural upbringing and role in the bard's professional life
Kissing the rod : an anthology of seventeenth-century women's verse( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's wife by Germaine Greer( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges popular beliefs about the estranged nature of Shakespeare's marriage to Ann Hathaway, placing their relationship in a social and historical context that poses alternative theories about her rural upbringing and role in the bard's professional life
Slip-shod sibyls : recognition, rejection and the woman poet by Germaine Greer( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term 'slip-shod sibyls' is adapted from a gibe of Alexander Pope. It encapsulates the common contempt for the half-educated women who dared to expose themselves in the literary market-place, convinced that they were born poets." "In this collection Germaine Greer argues that the problem is not that women who wrote poetry in English before 1900 were ignored but that, when most women were unable to express themselves in written form at all, and only a tiny minority of them dared to write in metre, the female poet was given undue attention, flattered and exploited only to be rejected and humiliated in her own lifetime and forgotten by posterity." "She argues that as much as we yearn to have women's poetry seriously studied in schools and universities, what has come down to us is not worthy of inclusion in the canon, for all kinds of reasons. In many cases the texts are inauthentic and cannot be relied upon to represent women's work or women's sensibility. In virtually all cases the poetry is intensely derivative and cannot be evaluated by readers who are unfamiliar with the poets' models."--Jacket
Tacita Dean by Tacita Dean( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated throughout, this title discusses the variety and mystery surrounding Tacita Dean's work - an internationally respected artist
The boy by Germaine Greer( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With over two hundred images drawn from the whole history of Western art, illustrating the vicissitudes of the beautiful male, as toy boy, virgin soldier, naked martyr or winged genius, angel or seducer, narcissist or worshipper, we are invited to appreciate boys in all their sensuality, spontaneity and vulnerability. In exploring the iconic ideal of the beautiful boy, whether a sculpture of Cupid or David, a painting by Caravaggio or Van Dyck, or a photograph by Nan Goldin or Sally Mann, Germaine Greer demolishes one of the last great Western taboos."--Jacket
The beautiful boy by Germaine Greer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beauty of male imagery as an object of female desire has been repressed, argues feminist writer Greer in this work of art history. She includes some 200 images from Western art in her exploration of the shifting meanings and presentations of masculinity
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Germaine Greer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though he wrote little, and sometimes carelessly, Rochester, as the most original talent among the poets of the Restoration, deserves serious study. His poetry is both highly literary, often based on classical forms and suffused with echoes of Ovid and Horace, and startlingly individual. Rochester uses colloquial speech to dramatize complex reactions to immediate situations, adopting an astonishing range of distinctive personae. This account of his work strives to place it in its socio-political context and to describe the way the poet and his work were co-opted after his premature death to serve contrasting political agendas."--BOOK JACKET
Whitefella jump up : the shortest way to nationhood by Germaine Greer( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race relations are one of the most fraught issues in the world. Almost everywhere in the world where different races rub against each other there is racism and friction. The problem is most acute with displaced indigenous people. White Australia with the history of its terrible treatment of the Aborigines is an extreme case study. In this essay, Germaine Greer shows how it could, should and must be different. The problem is not the Aborigines but the ʻsettler societyʼ and what it has done to the country. She shows how Australians must embrace their aboriginality
The change : women, ageing, and the menopause by Germaine Greer( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent and audacious study of women, aging and the menopause
Town bloody hall : a dialogue on women's liberation by Chris Hegedus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... an SRO audience of local literati and feminists ... watch Norman Mailer, who had just written 'The prisoner of sex, ' grapple with a panel of passionate feminists"--Original container
Lysistrata : the sex strike : after Aristophanes by Germaine Greer( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultimate Weapon: Oppenheimer And The Atomic Bomb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Father of the A-bomb, creates the world's deadliest weapon of mass destruction--with the "power of 1,000 suns" it can annihilate tens of thousands in a moment. His scientific brilliance is the power behind the atom bombs used against the Japanese during WWII, but his conscience led him to question the invention that helped end the war. Watch as Oppenheimer paces anxiously in New Mexico while the crew on a B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, deploys the massive "Little Boy" bomb towards the Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima. The resulting massive loss of life leads Oppenheimer to rethink the way in which nuclear energy was to be used."--Http://
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