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    DescriptionANDREA DWORKIN Of this study of her work, Andrea Dworkin wrote: It s amazing for me to see my work treated with such passion and respect. There is nothing resembling it in the U.S. in relation to my work. Michael Moorcock wrote of American feminist and writer Andrea Dworkin: I think feminism is the most important political movement of our times. People think Andrea s a man-hater. She gets called a Fascist and a Nazi - particularly by the American left, but it s not detectable in her work. To me she seemed like a pussycat She has an extraordinary eloquence, a kind of magic that moves people . Dworkin is a very positive writer, always driving onwards for revolution, change and radical thinking. In the introduction to Letters From a War Zone, she writes: I am more reckless now than when I started out because I know what everything costs and it doesn t matter. I have paid a lot to write what I believe to be true. On one level, I suffer terribly from the disdain that much of my work has met. On another, deeper level, I don t give a fuck . Dworkin s life s work balances the individual suffering of the writer with the larger, worldwide suffering of women s subordination, so that, she says, one becomes, on a personal level, immune to pain, while on the larger, global level, the pain of women and children around the world continues to grow, and continues to make her madder and madder: I wrote them [essays and speeches] because I believe in writing, in its power to right wrongs, to change how people see and think, to change how and what people know, to change how and why people act. I wrote them out of the conviction, Quaker in origin, that one must speak truth to power. This is the basic premise in my work as a feminist: activism or writing . Here Dworkin posits her work as a crusade, that s the newspaper term for her kind of polemic, a crusade against silence and violence, against cruelty and inequality, and certainly Dworkin is often portrayed in the media as a crusader, someone who really believes in herself, in her convictions, someone wholly committed, as few others are, to a radical change. Michael Moorcock, in his piece on Andrea Dworkin (New Statesman, 1988) writes: [w]hat she fights against, in everything she writes and does, is male refusal to acknowledge sexual inequality, male hatred of women, male contempt for women, male power .


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    Title
    Andrea Dworkin
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Mark Robinson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861711267
    ISBN 10: 1861711263
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK, DS
    Ingram Subject Code: GS
    DC22: 305
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC010000
    DC22: 305.42092
    BISAC V2.8: LIT003000
    Ingram Theme: INDS/WOMSTD
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Imprint name
    Crescent Moon Publishing
    Publication date
    31 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Kent