Andrea Dworkin: The Feminist as Revolutionary

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About the Author

Martin Duberman is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he founded and for a decade directed the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. The author of more than twenty books--including Radical Acts, Waiting to Land, A Saving Remnant, Howard Zinn, The Martin Duberman Reader, Hold Tight Gently, and Paul Robeson: No One Can Silence Me (for young adults)--Duberman has won a Bancroft Prize and been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City.


Praise for Andrea Dworkin:
"A sympathetic, clear-eyed portrait that gives Dworkin her due without smoothing over her rough edges."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Exhaustive, intimate, and admiring. . . . Through this empathetic and approachable portrait, readers will develop a new appreciation for Dworkin's 'combative radicalism' and the lifelong, unsteady truce she made with the feminist mainstream."
--Publishers Weekly

"This compelling portrait comprises an essential chapter in the history of feminism and human rights."

"This superlative biography of the woefully misunderstood feminist writer and activist reveals the multiple ways that she was ahead of her time."
--Shelf Awareness

"An admiral treatise on Dworkin's life and work."
--Ms. magazine

"I wish my friend, Andrea Dworkin, were here to speak and write for herself, but thanks to this landmark biography by Martin Duberman, you will now be able to meet one of the greatest thinkers, writers, and activists of our time. If feminism had a prophet, raging from the hills, warning us of the worst and urging us toward the best, it would be Andrea."
--Gloria Steinem

"Martin Duberman's assessment of Dworkin's life and work asks us to meet her where she stood, in a position of fury and uncompromising integrity, rather than compromising her for the sake of our own comfort. I have been waiting for this book."
--Jessa Crispin, author of Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto

"Andrea Dworkin's reputation was forged in the crucible of the porn wars, but her vision for a just world was as expansive as it was uncompromising. I'm very grateful for this lucid portrait of a complicated revolutionary."
--Johanna Fateman, co-editor of Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin

"A bracing history of one of America's most maligned and misunderstood insurgent thinkers, this should be read by anyone interested in one of the twentieth century's most radical and revolutionary movements."
--Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger

"In his warm tribute to this most controversial of second-wave feminists, esteemed historian Martin Duberman poignantly conveys what it was like to be Andrea Dworkin."
--Alice Echols, professor of history and the Barbra Streisand Chair of Contemporary Gender Studies, University of Southern California

"Duberman's account will be crucial to those discovering Dworkin's life and work for the first time."
--Claire Potter, Political Junkie