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Germaine Greer

Forfatter af Den kvindelige eunuk

31+ Værker 5,703 Medlemmer 69 Anmeldelser 9 Favorited

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Germaine Greer is an author and noted Feminist. She is the author of The Female Eunuch, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, The Beautiful Boy, Shakespeare's Wife and White Beech: The Rainforest Years, among others (Bowker Author Biography)
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Værker af Germaine Greer

Den kvindelige eunuk (1970) 2,324 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
The Whole Woman (1999) 600 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Shakespeare's Wife (2007) 594 eksemplarer, 19 anmeldelser
Køn og skæbne (1984) 307 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Forandring (1991) 261 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction (1986) 257 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Beautiful Boy (2003) 181 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Daddy, We Hardly Knew You (1989) 142 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of 17th-Century Women's Verse (1988) — Redaktør — 103 eksemplarer
White Beech: The Rainforest Years (2014) 59 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
101 Poems by Women (2001) 46 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Poems for Gardeners (2003) 29 eksemplarer
On Rape (2018) 29 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
On Rage (2008) 27 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Greek Myths: The Power of Love (2008) — Forord — 12 eksemplarer
Lysistrata (Aurora Metro Press) (2000) 9 eksemplarer
Revolting Garden (1979) 7 eksemplarer
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (2000) 4 eksemplarer
Ab 40 2 eksemplarer
Shakespeare essay (1988) 1 eksemplar
Wechseljahre (1991) 1 eksemplar
Vidrohi Stri 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Samlede Shakespeare (1589) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver32,148 eksemplarer, 169 anmeldelser
Goblin Market (1862) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver752 eksemplarer, 14 anmeldelser
The Getting of Wisdom (1910) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver; Introduktion, nogle udgaver548 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Puberty Blues: A Surfie Saga (1979) — Forord, nogle udgaver144 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Bidragyder — 120 eksemplarer
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jeg har levet mange liv (1926) — Forord, nogle udgaver111 eksemplarer
Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One? (1997) — Bidragyder — 104 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Granta Book of Reportage (Classics of Reportage) (1993) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors (2013) — Bidragyder — 88 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Bidragyder — 82 eksemplarer
Zastrozzi (1810) — Forord, nogle udgaver64 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Shakespeare: Macbeth. A Casebook (1968) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Women: A World Report (1985) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
twen 1971, Nr. 3 — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Women Talking About Cars: Series 1-3 (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
London OZ 1 (1967) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
London OZ 2 (1967) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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I read this about 40 years ago and absorbed its 'consciousness raising' message. It's still worthy background for appreciating gender issues in wider culture, but the more 'intersectional' approaches to feminism today seem much closer to the mark.
sfj2 | 20 andre anmeldelser | Apr 28, 2024 |
Thought provoking and appears to hit the nail on the head, why aboriginal society is failing.
SteveMcI | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 5, 2024 |
I think Greer had a lot of fun writing this book - and I had a lot of fun reading it.
I was attracted to the book by a quote from a reviewer who said something along the lines of - Greer has been as unprovocative as she could be, but the old men of academia still reacted with outrage and venom.
Well, if there were to be sides - I'd be on Greer's team.
The study of Shakespeare's life and times suffers from the lack of documentary evidence. Too many academics backfill the gap with commentary inmformed by later lives and times. Greer goes back to the basics, and gives the reader a great picture of what life was like in Stratford, and for women in particular. Life was different, but the reader comes away with a sense of what life may have been likely for Ann Hathaway.
The other interesting aspect of the book, for me, was the picture of the aging Shakespeare who retired back to Avon as a man of some wealth. There's a hint here of some sort of serious decline in abilities - dementia? It's only an aside in this book, but I would love to see if others have considered the issue. Just because he was a genius at his prime doesn't mean he waasn't mortally fragile as he aged.
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mbmackay | 18 andre anmeldelser | Oct 18, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book. It's a very easy read, both because the text is quite short and because Greer's prose is clear and well-structured. The illustrations are almost all beautiful pieces of art in their own right, and so worthy of taking the time to look at.

I found the ideas most compelling when they related specifically to art history and cultural studies. When Greer veered into anthropology or history, I had much less confidence in the points she was making. I don't know much about the content, but even I picked up a couple of errors and a couple of tendentious interpretations of artworks that made me wonder what other misrepresentations or mistakes I was missing. As a result, this is a book that stimulated thought for me but certainly wouldn't change my mind, except in the broadest terms.

The main point, in my view, is that boys are beautiful and that as a society we lose something by failing to enjoy that fact. This raises interesting questions about the the lines between beauty and attractiveness, and about the relationships between different kinds of attractiveness. A puppy can be attractive, in the sense of "pleasing or appealing to the senses", but there is no thought of sexual desire. A person can also be attractive without arousing sexual desire (for instance a gay man might find a woman attractive but not wish to have sex with her), but then they may also arouse sexual desire. Where does that leave us with boys, who at their youngest are not sexually attractive but at their oldest may be reasonably be sexually attractive to some? For instance, in an interview after the book was published, the fifteen year old boy pictured on the cover of this book expressed his discomfort at being ogled by adult men when the photo was taken (in the 70s, while he was acting in the film of [b:Death in Venice|53061|Death in Venice|Thomas Mann|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1627232919l/53061._SY75_.jpg|17413130]), but if the attention had come from fourteen year old girls he may have felt differently.

Of course the gender of the gaze matters, and rather than getting bogged down in the complexities of men and power, Greer's default position is that of the female gaze. This makes the discussion clearer, cleaner and lighter but it also means that Greer skirts the ethical issues of attractiveness rather than delving into them. As a consequence, this book is an entertaining, though-provoking piece of popular cultural studies, rather than a serious inquiry into aesthetics or representation in art.
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robfwalter | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jul 31, 2023 |



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