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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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Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future

Entertainment : The Underwire (5 days ago)

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes Everything. The post Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning... 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 (6 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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