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'How To Suppress Women's Writing:' 3 Decades Old And Still Sadly Relevant

This collection of essays by novelist and scholar Joanna Russ was first published in 1983 — but it reads as if it might've come out last week. "Get angry; then get a reading list," says our critic.
"How To Suppress Women's Writing" by Joanna Russ Source: Eslah Attar

In January, Ursula K. Le Guin died. Her Washington Post obituary is glowing; it notes that The Left Hand of Darkness "was cited by literary critic Harold Bloom in The Western Canon, his overview of classic literature, and paved the way for Ms. Le Guin's broader acceptance." It also, reverentially, identifies her as the "grande dame" of science fiction.

Joanna Russ would probably have something to say about that phrase.

published in 1983, just reprinted — is startlingly slim for the amount of work it does, nimbly drawing ; and sheit?)

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