The Judas Rose

Suzette Haden Elgin (Author) Rebecca Romney (Foreword by)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Feminist Press
Publish Date
July 23, 2019
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.2 X 7.8 inches | 1.05 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781936932641
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About the Author

Suzette Haden Elgin (born Patricia Anne Wilkins; 1936-2015) was an American science fiction author. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and was considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Elgin was also a linguist; she published nonfiction, of which the best-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.

Rebecca Romney is a rare book dealer and author. In 2017, she published Printer's Error, a subversive history of printed books. She appears regularly as a rare book specialist on the HISTORY Channel. She is the cofounder of the Honey & Wax Prize, a book collecting award for young women. Now settled in Washington, DC, she is the co-founder of the rare book firm Type Punch Matrix.

Reviews

"Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy, a classic text of angry feminism, is also an exemplary experiment in speculative fiction, deftly and implacably pursuing both a scientific hypothesis and an ideological hypothesis through all their social, moral, and emotional implications." --Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness

"Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue. . . records female tribulation in a world where . . . women have no public rights at all. Elgin's heroines do, however, have one set of weapons--words of their own." --Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The New York Times Book Review

"Native Tongue brings to life not only the possibility of a women's language, but also the rationale for one. . . . [It is] a language that can bring to life concepts men have never needed, have never dreamed of--and thus change the world. Elgin never makes the mistake of easy utopiansim or over-optimism. Her women revel in patience." --Voice Literary Supplement

"Drastically and distinctly, Elgin has carried current fundamentalist views on women to their 'logical' conclusion. . . . Above all she understands that until women find the words and syntax for what they need to say, they will never say it, nor will the world hear it. . . . There isn't a phony or romantic moment here, and the story is absolutely compelling." --Women's Review of Books

"Elgin's novel will inspire those who believe that women's words can change the world." --Marleen S. Barr, author of Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond