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Journalist Michelle Dean sings the praises of 20th Century literary giants Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron and Janet Malcolm. They may have been discounted due to sexism or perhaps because some of their male peers fell victim to their sharp minds and words. Dean summarizes these seminal writers’ lives, achievements and flaws as she explores how they wrestled with feminism, ethics and ambition and how they influenced one another and their times.
About the Author
Award-winning journalist and critic Michelle Dean contributes to The New Yorker, The Nation, The New York Times, Slate and BuzzFeed.