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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion By Michelle Dean 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 By Michelle Dean 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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    1. 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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    1. 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 [...]


    2. 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 [...]


    3. 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.


    4. 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 [...]


    5. 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 [...]


    6. 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< [...]


    7. Afiadas re ne uma s rie de perfis de cr ticas de filmes, de arte, de m sica, romancistas, diretoras de cinema, poetas, fil sofas Mulheres que passaram a vida envolvidas com diversos trabalhos intelectuais ao longo do s culo XX e se aproximaram ou recha aram as sufragistas, as feministas, as pr prias contempor neas N o s o ensaios cr ticos, mas boas introdu es ao pensamento mulheres complicadas, multifacetadas, interessant ssimas Algumas t m mais bibliografia dispon vel e s o, portanto, mais Afia [...]


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