French, Marilyn 1929-2009
Most widely held works about Marilyn French
Most widely held works by Marilyn French
The women's room by Marilyn French ( Book )
117 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 12 languages and held by 2,841 libraries worldwide
Relates a woman's experiences and changing attitudes from her marriage in the 1950's to her increasing independence in the 1970's.
The war against women by Marilyn French ( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 2,548 libraries worldwide
Attempts to prove that there is a global war against women, with statistics that show the enormous economic disparity between men and women as well as devastating figures about the continuous physical assaults on women's bodies.
Her mother's daughter : a novel by Marilyn French ( Book )
52 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 9 languages and held by 2,443 libraries worldwide
A narrative about the lives of four generations of women, about the sacrifices motherhood requires of women, and how they pass that cost on to the next generation.
The bleeding heart : a novel by Marilyn French ( Book )
79 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 2,057 libraries worldwide
Love story of Dolores and Victor, two adults in their forties, both parents and both living in England for a year without their families.
Our father : a novel by Marilyn French ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,829 libraries worldwide
Marilyn French has written an extraordinary novel about four sisters who come to terms with the haunting past they share - opening up, discovering themselves and one another for the first time. Their father, the rich and powerful Stephen Upton, lies in the hospital following a stroke. His four daughters - each born of a different mother and ranging widely in age - are estranged from one another. Gathered in Upton's country mansion, awaiting his recovery - or death - they eye one another suspiciously. The eldest, Elizabeth, cold, acerbic, a government economist, takes charge of running the household, just as her father would have expected. Mary, beautiful, charming, a social jet-setter, secretly agonizes about money and finding another wealthy husband. Alex desperately wants to be close to her sisters, but they mock her warmth, kindness, and lack of sophistication. And Ronnie, born of Upton's affair with his Mexican housekeeper, sleeps in the maid's room, feeling her sisters' contempt. Buried within each of them lies their father's legacy - the anger, resentment, and disillusionment they share but have borne silently all these years. At first it is their feelings of pain, rage, and fear that bind them, that continue to cast shadows over their lives. But slowly the walls between them begin to crumble and they come to accept, understand, even love one another. In the novel's powerful and cathartic climax, they are at last able to confront the father they share with what he has done to them. Marilyn French has created a profoundly moving novel in which four women discover sisterhood, and sisterhood sets them free.
Beyond power : on women, men, and morals by Marilyn French ( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,669 libraries worldwide
My summer with George by Marilyn French ( Book )
34 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
The romance novelist, Hermione Beldame, a woman in her sixties with 87 books and four husbands to her name, meets newspaper editor George Johnson and falls in love on the spot. He likes her too and a relationship gets underway. Trouble is, Hermione's expectations are way ahead of reality--she thinks their romance will be like in her books.
Shakespeare's division of experience by Marilyn French ( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Swedish and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
Shakespeares skuespil set ud fra et feministisk synspunkt.
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French ( Book )
6 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
An eminently readable-- and revolutionary-- four-volume history of women. It runs from prehistory to the present day, and covers the entire globe.
A season in hell : a memoir by Marilyn French ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Marilyn French takes us into the private hell that became her life when, in 1992, after a series of false diagnoses, it was determined that she had esophageal cancer - from the grueling regimen of radiation and chemotherapy to the subsequent coma from which it was thought she had no chance of recovering, to the even more serious post-coma illnesses, to her miraculous return to life. With the insight, intelligence, and emotional honesty with which she has examined so many other women's lives in her fiction, Marilyn French now considers her own, as she battles with doctors and the medical establishment; as her family and friends surround her, giving her mysterious strength; and as she defies all diagnoses and prognostications and emerges whole and more than ever open to life. While this book is a consideration of what it feels like to be dying, and as such it is a musing on death, it is also centered on life: death has cast a mark on life which gives us a new vision of meaning and purpose. As French examines death's role in her life, she shares a sense of what pain and suffering can mean to a person who utterly denies transcendent thought, of how an experience of closeness to death affects the life we are living now.
The book as world : James Joyce's Ulysses by Marilyn French ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and held by 883 libraries worldwide
In the name of friendship by Marilyn French ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Set in the mountains of the Berkshires, this novel revolves around four disparate women whose personalities vary as greatly as their ages but who manage to develop a profound, life-altering friendship.
The love children by Marilyn French ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
It is the late 1960s in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Grateful Dead is playing on the radio and teenagers are wearing long hair and blue jeans. Jess Leighton, the daughter of a temperamental painter and a proto-feminist Harvard professor, is struggling to make sense of her world amid racial tensions, Vietnam War protests, and anti-government rage. With more options than her mother's generation, but no role model for creating the life she desires, Jess experiments with sex and psychedelic drugs as she searches for happiness on her own terms. In the midst of joining and fleeing a commune, growing organic vegetables, and operating a sustainable restaurant, Jess grapples with the legacy of her mother's generation--Publisher.
From eve to dawn : a history of women. Volume 2. The masculine mystique by Marilyn French ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
The volume opens with chapters comparing medieval Europe and Japan, disparate cultures which nevertheless shared traditions of male dominated aggression and competitiveness. The author then shows how, in Europe, this tradition led to colonialism and imperialism, and the subjugation of indigenous societies, just as women were subjugated in the conquerors' home countries. Only with the French Revolution did the political force women exerted powerfully change the course of history.
From eve to dawn : a history of women. Volume 1. Origins by Marilyn French ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Examines women's lives in prehistory, ancient Sumer, Egypt, China, India, Peru, Mexico, Greece, and Rome. Also depicts how women's relationship to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam changed for good and ill over the centuries.
Beyond power : women, men and morals by Marilyn French ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
From eve to dawn a history of women. Volume 3, Infernos and paradises, the triumph of capitalism in the 19th century by Marilyn French ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
From eve to dawn a history of women. Volume 4, Revolutions and the struggles for justice in the 20th century by Marilyn French ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Marianne by George Sand ( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Life (part 2). Episode 3, Adapting to change ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Is listening to old music destructive and how important is it for an aging population to keep up with a changing world?
Americans Biography Criticism, interpretation, etc. Domestic fiction Drama--Psychological aspects England English language--Style Esophagus--Cancer--Patients Fathers and daughters Female friendship Feminism Feminist fiction Feminists Fiction French, Marilyn,--1929-2009 History Ireland--Dublin Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Literature Loss (Psychology) Love stories Married people Massachusetts Massachusetts--Cambridge Men Middle-aged women Moral conditions Mothers and daughters Near-death experiences New York (State)--New York Nineteen sixties Novelists, American Older women Patriarchy Psychological fiction, English Self-realization Sex differences (Psychology) Sex discrimination against women Sexism Sex role Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Sisters Social history Style, Literary Ulysses (Joyce, James) United States Women Women novelists Women novelists, American Women--Social conditions
Edwards, Marilyn, 1929-2009
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Solwoska, Mara 1929-2009
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