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Ornament and Silence Essays on Women's Lives from Edith Wharton to Germaine Greer

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ISBN-10: 0375701125

ISBN-13: 9780375701122

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kennedy Fraser

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In these fourteen essays, Fraser focuses on women in love affairs, friendships, marriages, and families; in relation to one another and to the talented men who so often rendered them invisible. In Ornament and Silence we see Virginia Woolf, haunted and eventually destroyed by the sexual secrets of her childhood. We meet Flaubert's theatrically importunate mistress, Louise Colet, the one woman who could briefly slip past the master's misogyny. Fraser offers vibrant portraits of the Russian novelist Nina Berberova and the English naturalist Miriam Rothschild. And here is Fraser herself, learning her craft at The New Yorker, tending her English garden and--on every page--delighting us with the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.62" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Ornament and Silence (Virginia Woolf)
Going On (Nina Berberova)
Warmed Through and Through (Edith Wharton)
My Sister, Myself
A Normal Man (Henri Matisse and his women)
Love, Longing, and Letters (Louise Colet)
Traps and Damask Roses
Fritillaries and Hairy Violets (Miriam Rothschild)
Stones of His House (Paul Scott)
Valentina
The Poet of Everyday Life (Johannes Vermeer)
Meat
Demented Pilgrimage (Germaine Greer)
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