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French, Marilyn 1929-2009

Works: 200 works in 1,023 publications in 19 languages and 25,027 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Biography  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Popular works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PS3556.R42, 813.54
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Publications about Marilyn French
Publications by Marilyn French
Publications by Marilyn French, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Marilyn French
The women's room by Marilyn French( Book )
120 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,191 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 )
44 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 2,545 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 )
98 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,420 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 )
92 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 2,038 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
Beyond power : on women, men, and morals by Marilyn French( Book )
44 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 1,869 libraries worldwide
This examination of the nature and effects of power draws on the wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, history, political science, law, and theology to investigate the sources of patriarchy
Our father : a novel by Marilyn French( Book )
42 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,716 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
My summer with George by Marilyn French( Book )
53 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,489 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 )
34 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Swedish and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare regarded men and women quite differently. In his early plays, the so-called masculine qualities of prowess, bravery, and individualism were accorded more respect than "feminine" attributes of mercy, compassion, and intuitiveness. Yet, in his later plays, there is evidence of a reversal in Shakespeare's attitudes, a new fear of the power of the masculine principle and new admiration for the feminine. Marilyn French offers a feminist perspective on each of Shakespeare's plays. More than a brilliantly original literary interpretation, this fascinating volume provides penetrating insight into attitudes toward men, women, love, and power in Western culture. - Publisher
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )
18 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,156 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
The book as world : James Joyce's Ulysses by Marilyn French( Book )
26 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 978 libraries worldwide
In the name of friendship by Marilyn French( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 780 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 713 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 by Marilyn French( Book )
77 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 580 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
Life (part 2) ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Is listening to old music destructive and how important is it for an aging population to keep up with a changing world?
Marianne by George Sand( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"George Sand's delightful last novel takes the timeless theme of a younger woman in love with an older man and gives the stuff of nineteenth century romance a modern feminist twist at the same time that it subtly attacks that other Marianne, the French Republic's convention-bound Muse."--Page 4 of cover
In naam van de vriendschap : roman by Marilyn French( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
De vriendschap van vier vrouwen in een Amerikaans provinciestadje
Her mother's daughter by Marilyn French( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
La fascination du pouvoir by Marilyn French( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in French and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ouvrage imposant par son ampleur et par son contenu. Etude socio-historique de l'évolution de la condition féminine depuis les origines de l'humanité. L'analyse est fondée sur la relation dominant-dominé dans l'organisation sociale. Le patriarcat et la morale patriarcale à travers les siècles; comment le féminisme offre un cadre des choses différent; ce qu'il faut pour mettre en place un monde plus humain et un nouvel ordre socio-politique
The search for signs of intelligent life in the universe by Jane Wagner( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Based on: the Broadway play written by Wagner starring Lily Tomlin
Marilyn French by Marilyn French( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Author Marilyn French discusses her life and work with Sarah Dunant. Topics include: power structures and patriarchy, male/female relationships, mother/daughter relationships, childraising, and sexuality and pregnancy
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Alternative Names
Edwards, Marilyn.
Edwards, Marilyn 1929-2009
French, Marilyn
Marilyn French Amerikaans auteur
Marilyn French US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturwissenschaftlerin
Solwoska, Mara 1929-2009
מרילין פרנץ'
مریلین فرنچ نویسنده آمریکایی
フレンチ, マリリン
English (471)
German (70)
Dutch (44)
Spanish (32)
French (31)
Danish (31)
Italian (15)
Polish (5)
Turkish (5)
Finnish (5)
Swedish (3)
Persian (3)
Hebrew (2)
Korean (2)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Catalan (1)
Latin (1)
Norwegian (1)
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