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Marguerite Duras

“Marguerite Duras (1914–1996) is one of France’s most important and interesting intellectual figures. She excelled at being a writer, filmmaker and dramatist. After the Second World War she also worked for a number of years as a journalist for France-Observateur. … Continue reading

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Deborah Jowitt on Jill Johnston

Al Giese’s contact sheet of Jill Johnson and Robert Morris, New York, March 3, 1965. “Jill Johnston was one of my most influential teachers, but I never told her that. In 1959, she began to write a radical, erudite, slangy … Continue reading

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A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry

“I sit down with a cup of tea. I have to get some words on a page. The problem this morning is that I cannot pull my eyes away from the news: chemical weapons, toddlers in oxygen masks, fathers holding … Continue reading

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Yvonne Rainer – “Film About A Woman Who…” (1974)

“From Erin Brannigan: Dancer, choreographer, performer, filmmaker and writer Yvonne Rainer, who began choreographing in 1961 and made her first film in 1967, is a key figure in the story of the New York avant-garde in terms of both her … Continue reading

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Students for a Democratic Society

“Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was a national student activist organization in the United States during the 1960s, and was one of the principal representations of the New Left. Disdaining permanent leaders, hierarchical relationships and parliamentary procedure, the founders … Continue reading

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Casey Hayden

Casey Hayden at Freedom Summer orientation, July 10, 1964, Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs, USM “Sandra Cason ‘Casey’ Hayden (born October 31, 1937), was an American radical student activist and civil rights worker in the 1960s. Recognized for her defense … Continue reading

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The Will to Change: Poems 1968-1970 – Adrienne Rich

“‘The Will to Change’ is an extraordinary book of poems and some thing else as well. It has the urgency of a prisoner’s journal: patient, la conic, eloquent, as if determined thoughts were set down in stolen moments. It takes … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of a Radical Sisterhood

Judith Duffett, Cynthia Funk and Joyce Miller at a NYRW meeting. Nov. 2017: “In the fall of 1967, a small gang of women began meeting regularly in cramped apartments across the Lower East Side. At the time, the Civil Rights Movement … Continue reading

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Read It and Weep: Margaret Atwood on the Intimidating, Haunting Intellect of Simone de Beauvoir

“How exciting to learn that Simone de Beauvoir, grandmother of second-wave feminism, had written a novel that had never been published! In French it was called Les inséparables and was said by the journal Les libraires to be a story … Continue reading

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Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019)

Eye Body # 24 from Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera 1963 “Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939 – March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender. … Continue reading

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