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Marge Piercy

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Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke visa mer award. Besides writing her own novels and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod. (Bowker Author Biography) Marge Piercy is the author of 14 previous poetry collections and 14 novels. In 1990 her poetry won the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod. (Publisher Provided) Marge Piercy is the author of 35 books of poetry & fiction, including the best sellers "Gone to Soldiers" & "The Longings of Women". (Publisher Provided) visa färre
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Verk av Marge Piercy

Kvinna vid tidens rand (1976) 2,524 exemplar
He, She and It (1991) 1,280 exemplar
Gone to Soldiers (1987) 860 exemplar
The Moon Is Always Female (1980) 499 exemplar
City of Darkness, City of Light (1996) 456 exemplar
Vida (1976) 401 exemplar
Sex Wars (2005) 371 exemplar
Small Changes (1972) 368 exemplar
The Longings of Women (1994) 341 exemplar
Summer People (1989) 326 exemplar
Braided Lives (1981) 321 exemplar
Three Women (1999) 310 exemplar
Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (2002) 213 exemplar
The High Cost of Living (1978) 206 exemplar
Circles on the Water (1982) 202 exemplar
Fly Away Home (1984) 200 exemplar
The Art of Blessing the Day (1992) 141 exemplar
The Third Child (2003) 137 exemplar
My Mother's Body (1985) 121 exemplar
Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970) 118 exemplar
Stone, Paper, Knife (1983) 110 exemplar
Available Light (1988) 100 exemplar
Mars and Her Children: Poems (1992) 95 exemplar
Going Down Fast (1600) 78 exemplar
To Be of Use (1969) 71 exemplar
Living in the Open (1976) 65 exemplar
Storm Tide (1998) 62 exemplar
The Crooked Inheritance: Poems (2006) 35 exemplar
Made in Detroit: Poems (2015) 32 exemplar
Breaking Camp: Poems (1968) 26 exemplar
Last White Class (1979) 14 exemplar
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 1 (1987) 7 exemplar
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 2 (1989) 7 exemplar
Donna & Jill (2000) 4 exemplar
Cybergolem 3 exemplar
Shira (1994) 3 exemplar
4-telling (1971) 2 exemplar
the grand coolie dam (1969) 2 exemplar
Written in Bone (1998) 1 exemplar
Mn̄er̄et (1983) 1 exemplar
Barbie Doll {poem} 1 exemplar
Kucuk Degisimler (2010) 1 exemplar

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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor504 exemplar
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 440 exemplar
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 394 exemplar
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 364 exemplar
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 199 exemplar
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 122 exemplar
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 120 exemplar
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 114 exemplar
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 100 exemplar
The Best American Erotica 2001 (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 89 exemplar
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 61 exemplar
Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar
Passion Fruit (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) — Bidragsgivare — 50 exemplar
Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 37 exemplar
Partisan Review (1998) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor33 exemplar
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 22 exemplar
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Bidragsgivare — 8 exemplar
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Sinister Wisdom 17 (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 6 exemplar
Poetry East, Number Twenty-eight, Fall 1989 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Little Magazine, v. 11, #1, Spring 1977 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Vedertaget namn
Piercy, Marge
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (BA)
Northwestern University (MA)
Wood, Ira (echtg.)
Priser och utmärkelser
Hopwood Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award
Kort biografi
Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates. She is the author of seventeen novels.   [from, 4/8/2013)



***Woman on the Edge of Time Group Read--spoiler thread i 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (juni 2011)


Woman on the Edge of Time is an excellent and perhaps depressing novel that presents dystopia and utopia side by side, drawing on the realities of life in a patriarchal, capitalist society in the 1970s to spin a picture of what a better society might look like - as well as a glimpse of how things might get even worse.

Connie, our protagonist, is a middle-aged woman down on her luck who ends up in a mental institution after a false accusation of violent behaviour by her niece's pimp. She is selected for a mind control experiment dressed up as therapy, but what the doctors don't know is that Connie has the ability to travel forward in time with the help of a future-dwelling woman called Luciente. Through Connie's visits, we see how our society could become the utopia in which Luciente lives.

Reading this in 2023, it's quite dismaying how little society seems to have progressed since Connie's reality. Yet it was wonderful to read about a utopian world in which nature, found family and art are prioritised over profit, hoarding and mass destruction. I enjoyed Connie's visits to the future, even if a lot of those scenes were written purely to show us how that world works; I didn't feel that I suffered from the lack of plot. The reality in which Connie tries to escape the mental institution offered plenty of plot for me, down to the final twist (which I didn't mind that much). I don't think I'll forget this novel in a hurry; I only wish we can one day work towards our own utopia in my lifetime.
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mooingzelda | 49 andra recensioner | Oct 17, 2023 |
As usual, Marge Piercy is full of interesting ideas. In this book she explores our relationship to technology, as individuals, as.communities and as a society. Her primary question concerns the notion of humanity. What does it mean to be human? What are the essential attributes? What does it mean when acknowledged human beings don't have those qualities, vut cyborgs do? What are the benefits and risks of merging the biological with the technological? Great questions for our current moment. Unfortunately Piercy ' s writing falls far short of the expectations set by her framing of her subject. It's sentimental, trite, even juvenile at many times, making it hard to get through and distracting the reader from the interesting problems Piercy ' s presented us.… (mer)
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lschiff | 25 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
This was the first book of Marge Piercy's that I read. I just stumbled on it accidentally in the Bryn Mawr library. I remember getting the book and not doing anything else until I was done reading it. Part of the reason why it was so powerful was because it's about a young woman in college, so I could identify so closely with it. Anyway, it turned me into a huge Marge Piercy fan, though I would be the first to admit that her books are of uneven quality.
lschiff | 4 andra recensioner | Sep 24, 2023 |
A bit too long. Some repetition that didn't seem necessary. Lots of detail of plot action early that's missing at the 2nd climax.
CharleySweet | 25 andra recensioner | Jul 2, 2023 |



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