The Female Eunuch
By Germaine Greer
(Harper Perennial Modern Classics, Paperback, 9780061579530, 432pp.)
Publication Date: October 2008
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.
Germaine Greer is a writer, academic, and critic, and is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of our time. Her bestselling books include The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman. She lives in northwest Essex, England, and has taught Shakespeare at universities in Australia, Britain, and the United States.
“A dazzling combination of erudition, eccentricity, and eroticism.”
“Brilliantly written, quirky and sensible, full of bile and insight.”
-New York Times Book Review
“This book changed my life. Germaine Greer is brave and crazy, serious and fun, sharp and sexy.”