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Recollections of My Non-Existence

Recollections of My Non-Existence (Paperback)

By Solnit, Rebecca

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In 1981, Rebecca Solnit rented a studio apartment in San Francisco that would be her home for the next twenty-five years. There, she began to come to terms with the epidemic of violence against women around her, the street harassment that unsettled her, and the authority figures ...that routinely disbelieved her. That violence weighed on her as she faced the task of having a voice in a society that preferred women to shut up or go away. Set in the era of punk, of growing gay pride, of counter culture and West Coast activism, during the latter years of second wave feminism, Recollections of My Non-Existence is the foundational story of an emerging artist struggling against patriarchal violence and scorn. Recalling the experience of living with fear, which Solnit contends is the normal state of women, she considers how oppression impacts on creativity and recounts the struggle to find a voice and have it be heard. Place and the growing culture of activism liberated her, as did the magical world of literature and books. And over time, the clamour of voices against violence to women coalesced in the current feminist upheaval, a movement in which Solnit was a widely audible participant. Here is an electric account of the pauses and gains of feminism in the past forty years; and an extraordinary portrait of an artist, by a seminal American writer.
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ISBN 9781783785490
Released NZ 4 May 2021
Publisher Granta Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783785490
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Granta Books
Imprint Granta Books
Released 4 May 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Solnit, Rebecca
Category Biography & Autobiography
Feminism
Political Activism
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 183g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women authors, American - Biography - 21st century, Authors, American - Biography - 21st century, Feminism - United States
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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