Shakespeare's Wife
(London), Bloomsbury, (2007). Nonfiction, about Ann Hathaway Shakespeare, by the author of the 1970 feminist manifesto The Female Eunuch. Inscribed by Greer to Marilyn French, author of the 1977 bestselling feminist novel The Women's Room: "For Marilyn French, in the hope, wish, belief that she will find it inspiriting, [winged heart]/ Germaine Greer." French and Greer were friends, and French reviewed this book for Publisher's Weekly, defending it against the "hysterical responses of some British critics," who seemed to find it heretical that Greer suggested Ann Shakespeare may have paid to have Shakespeare's plays printed after his death. A nice glimpse at the ongoing struggle from the front lines of feminism, decades later; and an excellent association copy. Mild age-toning to pages and slight corner taps, else fine in a fine dust jacket. [#033016] SOLD

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