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The woman reader

Author: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author travels from prehistoric caves to the digital bookstores of today, exploring how and what women have read through the ages and across cultures and civilizations, a history marked by persistent efforts to prevent women from gaining literacy or to censor their reading. She also recounts the counter-efforts of remarkable women -- and some men -- who have fought back. The book introduces frustrated female  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: The woman reader
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Elizabeth Jack
ISBN: 9780300120455 0300120451
OCLC Number: 759174431
Description: x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Primitive, goddesses and aristocrats --
Reading in the not-so-dark ages --
History, mystery and copying --
Outside the cloister --
'To reade such bookes... my selfe to edyfye' --
Competing for attention --
Answering back --
Books of their own --
Nation-building --
The modern woman reader.
Responsibility: Belinda Jack.


Tells the complete history of women readers and the controversies their reading has inspired since the beginning of the written word. This volume travels from the Cro-Magnon cave to the digital  Read more...
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"A lively and erudite history of the many and ingenious covers thrown over women's minds to keep us in the dark, Jack's absorbing story describes and deconstructs the endlessly remade cover versions Read more...

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