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What's Wrong With "A Short History of Women," the Novel

The New York Times Book Review assigned a cover review in June to a book called A Short History of Women. Woohoo! Except that the book is actually A Short History of Women... A Novel, by fiction writer Kate Walbert. What happens when a history of women gets presented as a novel? placeAd2(commercialNode,'midarticleflex',false,'')
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Chart of the Day: How men and women are critiqued in performance reviews

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministing (10 hours ago)

Kieran Snyder analyzed 248 performance reviews of generally high-performing men and women working in the tech industry. Here’s what she found: > For one thing, women were more likely than men to receive critical feedback at all. Whe... Read Post

First Ever Double X Audio Book Club: Summer Fiction

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (5 years ago)

In the latest edition of the Double X Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Hanna Rosin, and New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot talk about Kate Walbert's new novel, A Short History of Women, which Linda Hirshman critqued on Double X on Monday, and... Read Post

Do Women Novelists Really Work in "Miniature"?

Issues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX (5 years ago)

Do women novelists work in "miniature"? This was the question posed by the cover piece in the New York Times Book Revie w this weekend. The piece was a review of Kate Walbert's A Short History of Women, a novel that offers a canny f... Read Post


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