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Greer, Germaine 1939-

Works: 486 works in 1,565 publications in 11 languages and 32,459 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Dictionaries  Reference works  Autobiographies  Interviews  Poetry  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Narrator, Performer, Actor, Other, Creator, Interviewee, Costume designer, Artist
Classifications: HQ1206, 822.33
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Germaine Greer
The female eunuch by Germaine Greer( Book )

187 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,977 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 )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,207 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."--Publisher's description
Sex and destiny : the politics of human fertility by Germaine Greer( Book )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 1,994 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 )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 1,968 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. Quoting extensively from medical, historical, anthropological, literary and other cultural sources, Greer examines the diverse ideas and theories about menopause and aging during the last two hundred years, revealing how they have and have not evolved, concluding that "the sum of our ignorance still far outweighs our knowledge," and that the sum of a woman's self-knowledge is potentially more enlightening than anything she can learn from "objective" observers of her condition. Greer exhorts women to take responsibility for their own health and to question the accepted "truths" and those who determine them. To that end, she makes a detailed study of the various current treatments for menopause - particularly of estrogen replacement therapy, puncturing the overblown promises made on its behalf by the medical profession and drug manufacturers - and explores myriad less well publicized, traditional and alternative non-medical treatments. She delves into the full range of emotional and physical changes in the menopausal woman and proposes a new "art" of aging based on each woman's acceptance of her own experience and her transformed needs and desires. The deeply impassioned ideas Germaine Greer puts forth sound a rallying cry against the cultural and sexual stereotypes that have long hampered the lives of menopausal and aging women. With a profound fierceness of purpose, she encourages women to embrace the freedoms inherent in the change and to forge the serenity and power that can be its most permanent consequences
Shakespeare by Germaine Greer( Book )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,909 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 whole woman by Germaine Greer( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 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's wife by Germaine Greer( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,617 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
The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English by Lorna Sage( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,488 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
Kissing the rod : an anthology of seventeenth-century women's verse( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester by Germaine Greer( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 560 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
Shakespeare's wife by Germaine Greer( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 440 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
Tacita Dean by Tacita Dean( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrated throughout, this title discusses the variety and mystery surrounding Tacita Dean's work - an internationally respected artist
Slip-shod sibyls : recognition, rejection and the woman poet by Germaine Greer( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 422 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
The change : women, ageing, and the menopause by Germaine Greer( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminal, ground-breaking and controversial feminist text on the menopause, revised and updated. When The Change was published in 1991, 'menopause' was a word of fear. Then, as now, expensive magazines advertised even more expensive anti-ageing preparations, none of which worked. Big pharma was pushing replacement hormones, but doctors were dragging their feet. Some women told horror stories of their experiences with replacement hormones; others called them lifesavers. Nobody knew why some women went through this change of life without difficulty. What was working for them, when other women were tormented almost to madness? It seemed that we were close to an answer to that question, but that was before large-scale studies revealed that the protective effects of hormone replacement had been vastly exaggerated; given the perceived increase in the risk of life-threatening disease, the studies had to be called off. Now more than ever, amid the clamour of online chatrooms and promotions for a vast array of alternative therapies, the individual woman has to manage her passage through menopause for herself. In The Change, Germaine Greer provides a commonsense guide to a very interesting and important stage of women's lives
The getting of wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson( )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Rambotham, clever, precocious but naive, leaves her home in the country for boarding school in turn-of-the-century Melbourne. She wants to fit in, but her artistic spirit chafes against the stuffy confines and minds of the ladies school. This is the quintessential girl's coming-of-age novel, by one of Australia's finest writers
The beautiful boy by Germaine Greer( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 333 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
Town bloody hall : a dialogue on women's liberation by Chris Hegedus( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2020 in English and held by 311 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
The boy by Germaine Greer( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 266 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
Lysistrata : the sex strike : after Aristophanes by Germaine Greer( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On rage by Germaine Greer( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A short literary essay on the nature of rage."--Provided by publisher
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The Cambridge guide to women's writing in English
The obstacle race : the fortunes of women painters and their workThe change : women, aging, and the menopauseShakespeareThe whole womanShakespeare's wifeThe Cambridge guide to women's writing in EnglishJohn Wilmot, Earl of RochesterShakespeare's wife
Alternative Names

controlled identityBlight, Rose, 1939-

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Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer Australian writer and public intellectual

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גריר, ז'רמין 1939-

ג'רמיין גריר פמינסטית אוסטרלית

جرمن گریر نویسنده استرالیایی

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जेर्माइन ग्रीर्

जेर्मेन ग्रीर जर्मेन ग्रीर (जन्म 29 जनवरी 1939) एक ऑस्ट्रेलियाई लेखक और सार्वजनिक बुद्धिजीवी हैं, जिन्हें 20 वीं शताब्दी के उत्तरार्ध में दूसरी-लहर नारीवादी आंदोलन की प्रमुख आवाज़ों में से एक माना जाता है।

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เกรียร์, เจอร์เมน 1939-...

그리어, 저메인 1939-

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