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French, Marilyn 1929-2009

Works: 216 works in 1,279 publications in 18 languages and 24,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Popular works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
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 )
231 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,277 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 9 languages and held by 2,440 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 )
101 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 2,248 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 )
134 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 1,962 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 )
37 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 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 )
46 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,564 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 )
57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,361 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 1,243 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
The book as world : James Joyce's Ulysses by Marilyn French( Book )
30 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in English and Dutch and held by 969 libraries worldwide
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )
47 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 944 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
In the name of friendship by Marilyn French( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
"Marilyn French's seven million copy bestseller The Women's Room crystallized the issues that ignited the women's movement. Now the acclaimed author updates that classic with a new exploration of the truths and realities behind women's lives. In the Name of Friendship dares to investigate how the women's movement changed the lives of those it touched and what hurdles it left to cross. Set in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, this wise novel is a group portrait of four disparate women who forge life-altering friendships despite personalities that vary as greatly as their vocations and ages. The novel weaves together a series of family crises with the friendships that help the four women refashion their lives. Maddy, the seventy-six-year-old real estate agent and matriarch of the group, struggles with the gradual death of her angry and rebellious Vietnam-marked son; fifty-year-old Alicia fights to reconnect her gay son with her newly retired husband; seventy-year-old musician Emily strives to bridge the gap with her estranged niece right at the moment her composition career starts to finally bloom; and Jenny, the thirty-year-old painter and baby of the group, questions the life she has created with her successful painter husband and tries to decide if she wants more from life. With this unusual group of multi-generational ladies, French tells a truly rare tale about four women who accidentally come into each other's lives and in the process form an enduring friendship. It is a story of supporting one another, of looking at the grim conflicts created by cultural expectations of women, and realizing you are not alone--truly a tale of continuing hope."--Publisher's website
The love children by Marilyn French( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 589 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 )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 349 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
From eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 153 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 by Marilyn French( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 136 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
From Eve to dawn : a history of women by Marilyn French( Book )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
This final volume describes the impact of the political revolutions, genocides, the atom bomb and the various indigenious feminist movements throughout the world on the position of women world wide. She also reflects on the future of feminism. Titel op omslag: From Eve to dawn : a history of women in the world, volume IV: Revolutions and the struggles for justice in the 20th century
Jenseits der Macht : Frauen, Männer u. Moral by Marilyn French( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in German and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Marianne by George Sand( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 95 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
A season in hell : a memoir by Marilyn French( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Den amerikanske forfatter Marilyn French (f. 1929) beskriver sit liv fra marts 1992 til foråret 1997 med en livstruende kræftsygdom som den dominerende faktor
Marilyn French by ICA Video( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Interview with feminist novelist
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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 (580)
German (90)
Dutch (52)
Spanish (47)
French (30)
Danish (30)
Italian (28)
Finnish (10)
Turkish (9)
Swedish (8)
Bokmal, Norwegian (6)
Polish (5)
Norwegian (4)
Persian (3)
Catalan (2)
Korean (2)
Hebrew (1)
Latin (1)
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