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Elizabeth Janeway (1913–2005)

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Andra namn
Hall, Elizabeth Ames (birth name)
Födelsedag
1913-10-07
Avled
2005-01-15
Kön
female
Nationalitet
United States of America
Födelseort
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dödsort
Rye, New York, USA
Bostadsorter
Rye, New York, USA
Utbildning
Barnard College (BA, 1935)
Swarthmore College
Yrken
novelist
book reviewer
non-fiction author
advertising copywriter
feminist
Relationer
Janeway, Eliot (husband)
Janeway, Michael (son)
Organisationer
Authors Guild
Kort biografi
Elizabeth Janeway, née Elizabeth Ames Hall, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a naval architect and a homemaker. She went to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, and had to drop out when her parents fell on hard times. She help support the family for a year as an advertising copywriter. After that, she enrolled at Barnard College and graduated in 1935.
In 1938, while working on her first novel, The Walsh Girls, she married Eliot Janeway, a noted economist and advisor to Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. The couple mingled with U.S. Supreme Court justices and many other public figures of the day.

She finally published The Walsh Girls in 1943 and it became a bestseller. She wrote six more novels, including Daisy Kenyon (1945), which was adapted into a film two years later; and The Question of Gregory (1949), which attracted attention for its main character's similarities to James Forrestal, the Secretary of Defense and friend of the Janeways who had killed himself. Janeway became a book reviewer for The New York Times and served as a champion of controversial works. She was also a reviewer for Ms. Magazine.

From 1965 to 1969, she served as president of the Authors Guild, lobbying lawmakers on copyright and other literary causes.

Many of her early works focused on family situations, but after she befriended Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, and Kate Millett in the late 1960s, she embraced the new feminist movement, producing works such as Man's World, Woman's Place: A Study of Social Mythology (1971).

Other works included Women: Their Changing Roles (1973); Powers of the Weak (1980); and a sociological work, Improper Behavior (1987). Janeway was a judge for the National Book Awards in 1955 and for the Pulitzer Prize in 1971, and served as an executive of International PEN.

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Mustygusher | 1 annan recension | Dec 19, 2022 |
I remember liking this when I read it, quite a while ago. A reasoned book, far from radical. This is a 2nd wave book; hopefully, her arguments are antiquated in 2018. But maybe not.
 
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deckla | May 29, 2018 |
Janeway is a wonderful storyteller making Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky come alive. My kids all enjoyed the book and my 8 year old son begged to read more about the Viking adventures. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed and learned from this book. It also inspired us to learn more about Norse mythology. What a great way to study history!
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jenzbookshelf | 1 annan recension | Jan 23, 2010 |
 
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wellreadkid | May 13, 2017 |

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Verk
24
Även av
4
Medlemmar
1,146
Popularitet
#22,410
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
4
ISBN
30
Språk
1

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