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Piercy, Marge

Works: 941 works in 1,960 publications in 11 languages and 46,053 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Publisher
Classifications: PS3566.I4, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Marge Piercy
Publications by Marge Piercy
Most widely held works by Marge Piercy
The longings of women : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
28 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,228 libraries worldwide
The interwoven lives of three women. Leila isa feminist writer who advises women on problems, buthas problems of her own with an unfaithful husband. Becky, about whom Leila is writing a book, is a buddingTV anchor woman who is in jail for conspiring to kill herhusband. Mary, Leila's cleaning woman, has been lefthomeless by a divorce
Gone to soldiers : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
47 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
Interweaves the stories of ten characters who wage memorable and passionate public and private battles, as World War II casts them into their ultimate dreams and nightmares
Woman on the edge of time by Marge Piercy( Book )
93 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
Connie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force herself to listen to the future and its lessons for today
Three women by Marge Piercy( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Serbian and held by 1,728 libraries worldwide
A novel on an unusual household in our day and age, three generations of women living together in Boston. They are a lawyer who owns the house, her ailing mother--the mother had no time for the lawyer before she fell ill--and the lawyer's daughter, unemployed and on drugs
He, she, and it : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,634 libraries worldwide
In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental disaster and war, with much of the populace living in corporate domes. Depressed over child custody problems with her ex-husband, Shira Shipman returns to her childhood home, one of the few free Jewish towns. There she falls in love with Yod, an illegal cyborg created to defend the town against attack
Sex wars by Marge Piercy( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,604 libraries worldwide
Coming of age in a post-Civil War New York City tenement flat, Jewish-Russian Freydeh juggles multiple jobs to earn passage for her family, until she learns that her younger sister is adrift somewhere in the city
The third child by Marge Piercy( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,603 libraries worldwide
Feeling left out in her family of ambitious achievers, Melissa Dickenson hopes to escape her mother's relentless scrutiny when she enters college and falls in love with the son of her father's political adversary
Braided lives : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
46 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Follows the lives of Jill, a woman whose passionate friendships with other women are her emotional lifeline, and Donna, Jill's flirtatious cousin and closest friend, determined to attach herself to a man for her identity. Set in the 1950s
Summer people : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,516 libraries worldwide
Three dedicated artists living in a small Cape Cod community watch the seasonal migration of summer people with mixed emotions
Fly away home : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
Vida : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
45 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1979, this piece of revolutionary fiction is a bestselling author?s classic paean to the 1960s. At the center of the novel stands Vida Asch, who has lived underground for almost a decade. Back in the 1960s she was a political star of the exuberant antiwar movement?a red-haired beauty photographed for the pages of *Life* magazine?charismatic, passionate, and totally sure she would prevail. Now, a decade later, Vida is on the run, her star-quality replaced by stubborn courage. As counterpoint to the underground 1970s, Marge Piercy tells the extraordinary tale of the optimistic era, the thousands of people who were members of Students Against the War, and of the handful who formed a fierce group called the Little Red Wagon. Piercy?s characters make vivid and comprehensible the desperation, the courage, and the blind rage of a time when action could appear to some to be a more rational choice than the vote
City of darkness, city of light : a novel by Marge Piercy( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
The French Revolution narrated by six revolutionaries: Danton, Robespierre, Condorcet, the actress Claire Lacombe, the chocolate maker Pauline Leon, and the guillotined Manon Roland, famous for her cry, liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name
Small changes by Marge Piercy( Book )
40 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
An explosive novel of women struggling to make their place in a man's world
Circles on the water : selected poems of Marge Piercy by Marge Piercy( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 libraries worldwide
More than 150 poems from her seven books of poetry written between 1963 and 1982
Storm tide by Marge Piercy( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
A tale of small-town political and sexual intrigue. The hero is David Greene, a baseball player returning to his hometown in Cape Cod after a mediocre career and a failed marriage. He embarks on two affairs at once and runs for selectman
Available light by Marge Piercy( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 libraries worldwide
My mother's body by Marge Piercy( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and French and held by 929 libraries worldwide
My Mother's Body, Marge Piercy's tenth book of poetry, takes its title from one of her strongest and most moving poems, the climax of a powerful sequence of Poems to her mother. Rooted in an honest, harrowing, but ally ecstatic confrontation of the mother / daughter relationship in all its complexity and intimacy, it is at the same time an affirmation of continuity and identification. "The Chuppah" comprises poems actually used in her wedding ceremony with Ira Wood. This section sings with powerfully female love poetry. There is also a sustained and direct use of her Jewish identity and faith in these poems, as there is in a number of other poems throughout the volume. Readers of Piercy's previous collections will not be surprised to encounter her mixture of the personal and the political, her love of animals and the Cape landscape. There are poems about doing housework, about accidents, about dreaming, about bag ladies, about luggage, about children's fears of nuclear holocaust; about tomcats, insects in the rafters, the influence of a name, appleblossoms and blackberries, pollution, and some of the ways women objectify one another. In "Does the light fail us, or do we fail the light'" Piercy writes with lacerating honesty about our relationships with the elderly and about hers with her father. Some of the most moving poems are domestic, as in the final sequence, "Six underrated pleasures," which finds in daily women's tasks both pleasure and mystery, affirmation of serf and connection with the mother. In all, My Mother's Body is one of Piercy's most powerful and balanced collections
What are big girls made of? : poems by Marge Piercy( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Poetry about everyday things. One poem is on the ubiquitous answering machine which "addresses you as a retarded dog," another is on women who allow themselves to be "retooled, refitted and redesigned for every decade," a third is on motorists who kill animals and do not even bother to look
The moon is always female by Marge Piercy( Book )
25 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 libraries worldwide
Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The 2nd section is a series of 15 poems for a calendar based on lunar rather than solar divisions
So you want to write : how to master the craft of fiction and the personal narrative by Marge Piercy( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Best-selling writer Piercy and her husband, novelist/publisher Wood, have been co-teaching writers' workshops for about ten years. Their book explores story openings, character building, the importance of dialogue and plot, and how to craft compelling narrative passages
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Alternative Names
ピアシー, マージ
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