Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion

Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions But they all made a significant contribution to the c
  • Title: Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
  • Author: Michelle Dean
  • ISBN: 07576583854931440642348406423481530002782406423482004064234808021292421397808021292461920194064234840642348153000278240642348406423483406423488827136166657102528440642348340642348
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  • Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion
    The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work

    These ten

    The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work

    These ten women Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm are united by what Dean calls sharpness, the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit Sharp is a vibrant depiction of the intellectual beau monde of twentieth century New York, where gossip filled parties at night gave out to literary slugging matches in the pages of the Partisan Review or the New York Review of Books It is also a passionate portrayal of how these women asserted themselves through their writing in a climate where women were treated with extreme condescension by the male dominated cultural establishment

    Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, Sharp is a celebration of this group of extraordinary women, an engaging introduction to their works, and a testament to how anyone who feels powerless can claim the mantle of writer, and, perhaps, change the world.

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    Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion is a biography cum reckoning about the legacy of ten extraordinary women Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Nora Ephron, Susan Sontag, Renata Adler, Joan Didion, Janet Malcolm, and Zora Neale Hurston. BOOK REVIEW Sharp The women who made an art of having Sep , Sharp The women who made an art of having an opinion is a remarkable work for its simultaneous breadth and focus It gives you real insight into the ways in which female critics have made their way in the world, and some indications about how and why they gained the profiles that they did. Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Feb , Widely praised in hardcover, Sharp is the exhilarating story of ten exceptional women who used the power of their pens to carve out space for themselves in a world where men wrote the rules Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm are united by what Dean calls sharpness, Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion May , Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, by Michelle Dean By Meg Waite Clayton May , Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit Pinterest Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by May , Sharp The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean is published by Fleet To order a copy for go to guardianbookshop or call Free UK pp over Sharp NPR Jan , I gathered the women in this book under the sign of a compliment that every one of them received in their lives they were called sharp The precise nature of their gifts varied, but they had in Ten Women Whose Tongues and Pens Were as Sharp as Knives Apr , April , SHARP The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion By Michelle Dean pp Grove Press One must have a mind Sharp Dean, Michelle Books Apr , Sharp is a recalibration of the center of gravity of th century intellectual history, of women writing in defiance of social hierarchy Some chapters don t so much end as hang, with an invisible narrator s cocked eyebrow that suggests treasure ahead and an immediate turning of the page. Sharp eBook Dean, Michelle Kindle Store Apr , Sharp embodies the work of its subjects and manages the difficult intellectual and narrative feat of linking a bunch of disparate women writers, not via their topical interests, but by their sensibility that of writers, with one foot in the mainstream of the American intellectual culture that men made, and one foot outside, sometimes by their own decision, and sometimes not. Katherine Sharp Landdeck The Women With Silver Wings After over twenty five years of research, historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck delivers the definitive book on the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II The Women With Silver Wings takes us alongside the WASP from the Golden Age of Aviation in the s, through the war years, and into their lives after the war We get to know the women as they fly the fastest military planes of the war and

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  • Michelle Dean

    Michelle Dean is a Canadian journalist and critic She currently lives and works in the United States of America.Dean was honored in 2016 with the National Book Critics Circle s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and Elle Her first book, Sharp The Women Who Made An Art of Having An Opinion, Michelle Dean is a Canadian journalist and critic She currently lives and works in the United States of America.Dean was honored in 2016 with the National Book Critics Circle s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, and Elle Her first book, Sharp The Women Who Made An Art of Having An Opinion, was published by Grove Atlantic in 2018

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  • Mary McCarthy saw Susan Sontag at a party, where else, and said to her I hear you re the new me This account of the careers of Dorothy Parker, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler and Janet Malcolm with walk on parts for Rebecca West and Zora Neale Hurston was kinda interesting and I must also confess kinda just a little bit boring too.I have read biographies of three of them already and am a big fan of Janet Malcolm already but th Mary [...]


  • What a disappointment This is a book about women who built careers on criticism, yet does very little to really, truly delve into the minefield of what it means to be a person whose very existence is critical Living While Female while turning the mirror around on the societies that deemed them critical in the first place The writing is light and easy to absorb, and the women discussed are interesting figures, which makes it all the impressive that I was in no way excited about this What a disapp [...]


  • Gobbled this book up in a few sittings Loved reading about women I already admired, and learning a lot about a few I didn t know much about A beautifully written and well researched book.


  • Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.A recent trend in nonfiction revolves around anthologies of great women Across ages and genres, notable women of the past are being highlighted in collections of their lives and works When I saw the cover for SHARP, I knew immediately I wanted to read about its female writers and intellectuals, some familiar and others less familiar to me I really enjoyed this book and its careful approach to the Th [...]


  • 2.5 People have trouble with women who aren t nice, who have the courage to sometimes be wrong in public In compiling 10 mini biographies of twentieth century women writers and cultural critics who weren t afraid to be unpopular, Dean herself a literary critic celebrates their feminist achievements and insists even now we still need women like this Her subjects include Rebecca West, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron and Renata Adler She draws on the wome 2.5 People have troub [...]


  • From BBC Radio 4 Book of the week As part of the Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker established her reputation as one of the most brilliant wits in New York and came to epitomize the liberated woman of the 1920s.Mary McCarthyAs both a novelist and a critic McCarthy was noted for bitingly satiric commentaries on marriage, sexual expression and the role of women in contemporary urban America.Susan SontagSusan Sontag was a brilliant essayist inquisitive, analytical, fearlessly outspoken Her< [...]


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