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Women on War An International Anthology of Writings from Antiquity to the Present

ISBN-10: 1558614095
ISBN-13: 9781558614093
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: From Margaret Atwood to Daisy Zamora, Simone de Beauvoir to Virginia Woolf, many of the world's greatest women writers have reflected upon one of humanity's most tragic and powerful experiences: war. Yet most of these writings are little known, just  More...

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List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298

From Margaret Atwood to Daisy Zamora, Simone de Beauvoir to Virginia Woolf, many of the world's greatest women writers have reflected upon one of humanity's most tragic and powerful experiences: war. Yet most of these writings are little known, just as women's perceptions of war remain largely absent from the history books. Women on War gathers together writings by more than 150 women, including renowned poets, novelists, essayists, journalists, and activists, as well as ordinary women with first-hand experience of armed conflict as survivors, refugees, rape victims, nurses, and soldiers. Spanning the globe and traversing more than two centuries, the pieces in this compelling collection range from an ancient verse by Sappho to testimony by Afghan women and poems about the impact of September 11, 2001. In voices that are gripping, mournful, defiant, and often surprisingly hopeful, these writers join to produce a portrait of wartime experience that has too seldom been seen, and a plea for peace that has too seldom been heard. The first edition of Women on War, published in 1988, was hailed as a landmark book and won wide critical acclaim. The New York Times called the anthology "an eloquent response to global violence [which] sweeps with authority through time and across national boundaries. . . . This is one book one hopes will be translated into all of humankind's languages." This long-awaited new edition, which contains nearly 40 percent new material and includes responses to the conflicts of our own times, is sure to earn a place as a landmark work for the 21st century.

Dedication and Acknowledgments
Introduction: Cassandra's Daughters
Prophecies and Warnings
Lament to the Spirit Of War
Patriotism as a "Menace to Liberty"
Militarism as a Province of Accumulation
O Earth, Unhappy Planet Born to Die
From The Face of War
The Progress
Declaration of Love
Is There a Difference Between Men and Women and What If (This Week)
Children of the Epoch
The Nightmare Factory
From Cassandra
From Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War
From Dark Fields of the Republic: Six Narratives
Stockpiling
Words Spoken by Pasternak During a Bombing
From The New Nuclear Danger
Bread
From Blood Rites: The Religion of War
Among Tall Buildings
Borders
The Fifties
At Ground Zero in Hiroshima
To the Soldiers of El Salvador
Sex and Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals
Bioterror and Biosafety
From Misogynies: Crawling from the Wreckage
Women and Conflict: A Serbian Perspective
A Pure, High Note of Anguish
Why Missile Defense Will Not Make Us Safer
The Algebra of Infinite Justice
Violence and Mourning
From Song of pathos and Wrath and Eighteen Verses in Hun's Flute Melody
Elegy for My Brother
The War of 1793
From Hospital Sketches
The First Long Range Artillery Fire on Leningrad
From Not So Quiet ...
From All Said and Done
From The War
The Son of Man
Face Lost in the Wilderness
From The Wind Blows Away Our Words
Death in Slow Motion
The Star Obscure
The War
From Camp Notes
Evasion
Eyes of an Afghan Child
Hellish Years After Hellish Days
Viet Minh and Famine
From Comfort Woman
Songs of Bread and An Armenian Looking at Newsphotos of the Cambodian Deathwatch
The Enemy Army Has Passed Through
The Colonization of Our Pacific Islands
From Sorrow Mountain
It's Not the Fear of Shivering
Hatred
The Bombing of Baghdad
From Maneuvers
"Don't Speak the Language of the Enemy!" and The Exotic Enemy
From The Price of Freedom
From Beyond the Limbo Silences
Certain Winds from the South
Report from Vietnam for International Women's Day
"The Situation in Soweto Is Not Abnormal"
Friend and Foe and To One in Beirut
The Blood of Others
Morning in the Park Among the Nannies
From Boys in Zinc
From S.: The Camps--Bosnia
From The Other Side of Silence
From A Girl Soldier's Story
The Impact of Genocide on Women
Courage and Resistance
The Deliverance of Argos
A National Crime
From Women and Labour: Women and War
Finnish Champion
The Women Take a Hand
Verses To Chekia
The Drought Breaks
Political Activism and Art
Kathe Kollwitz
The Artist's Rebellious Integrity
And Still I Rise
Memory Says Yes
From Sula
The Parachutist's Wife
Nuclear Bomb Testing on Human Guinea Pigs
I Am Your Horse in the Night
Antigone
From The House of the Spirits: The Hour of Truth
Blind, Unpredictable Terror
They Followed Us into the Night
Guatemala, Your Blood
Return
If Someone Else Is Suffering
The Bath
From The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood
Three Poems
I'll Never Return
Meena
For the Women of Afghanistan
We Are All Women in Black
Hope and Survival
To an Army Wife in Sardis
From Peace and Bread in Time of War
Yes to the Earth
Free Women Blooming from Old Battlefields
In Defense of the United Nations
I Have All the Passion of Life
Women Know a Lot of Things
Making Peace and What It Could Be
On a Japanese Beach
From Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
The Future
The Spoils of War
Ghosts and Echoes: Letter from Ground Zero
A Forgiving Land
My Son's Childhood
Holding the Line at Greenham Common: On Being Joyously Political in Dangerous Times
Only Justice Can Stop a Curse
Black Woman
Letter to an Iraqi Woman
Women and Ecology
Black Hills Survival Gathering, 1980
A New Dawn in Town
Song of Hope and When We Go Home Again
A Time of Cannons Comes Flying
Tough Love
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Sources and Permission Credits/Author Index
Subject/Geographic Index

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