Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

Susan Griffin (Author)
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Description

In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato's fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose.

Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sourcesfrom timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literaturein showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature "perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousnessa fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision... The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman's experience."

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
September 13, 2016
Pages
300
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.7 X 8.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781619028371
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About the Author

Susan Griffin has won dozens of awards for her work as a feminist, poet, writer, essayist, playwright, and filmmaker.