The Men in My Life
The Men in My Life4 1 5 Author: Vivian Gornick Narrator: J. Michael McCullough
Gornick, who emerged as a major writer during the second-wave feminist movement, came to realize that "ideology alone could not purge one of the pathological self-doubt that seemed every woman's bitter birthright." Or, as Anton Chekhov put it so memorably: "Others made me a slave, but I must squeeze the slave out of myself, drop by drop." Perhaps surprisingly, Gornick found particular inspiration for this challenge in the work of male writers-talented, but locked in perpetual rage, self-doubt, or social exile. From these men-who had infinitely more permission to do and be than women had ever known-she learned what it really meant to wrestle with demons. In the essays collected here, she explores the work of V. S. Naipaul, James Baldwin, George Gissing, Randall Jarrell, H. G. Wells, Loren Eiseley, Allen Ginsberg, Hayden Carruth, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 3H 58Min
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