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    DescriptionAn astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth. Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female. For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.


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    Title
    Vagina
    Subtitle
    A New Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Naomi Wolf
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844086894
    ISBN 10: 1844086895
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFFK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    Libri: ENGM5000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000
    Libri: FRAU1090, FRAU1040
    DC23: 305.42
    Thema V1.0: JBSF11
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    12 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Through her four groundbreaking books, Naomi Wolf has given voice to women of all ages, helping reveal the social myths that conspire to keep women struggling against inequality.
    Review quote
    Naomi Wolf has tried hard to look at female sexuality as it really is, not as pop culture or political correctness would like it to be ... The science of female arousal is complex and woefully neglected, and Wolf has done us all a favour by trying to drag it into the mainstream -- Jemima Lewis Mail on Sunday Wolf's tome could not be better timed ... at a time when Western women's bodies have never been more highly politicised, the one person who might be able to shine a ray of light ... has to be Wolf. Perhaps this history will do for 21st century activism what The Beauty Myth did for 1990s feminists ... Wolf is exploring territory we haven't heard about since Germaine Greer in the 1970 -- Viv Groskop Independent on Sunday Worth respecting, even celebrating ... there is [here] a very intriguing thesis about love ... If you are one of those School of Cosmo feminists who has been arguing for decades that women should be more like men sexually ... then Wolf's take is genuinely revolutionary -- Sarah Vine The Times Part memoir, part cultural history and part scientific journey around women's sexuality, the best elements of which illuminate how little women generally know about their own anatomy -- Emma Brockes Guardian Writing with her signature blend of poetry and polemics, Naomi Wolf delivers a fiercely courageous portrait of female sexuality in the twenty-first century. As usual, Wolf writes what others are afraid to say. -- Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestseller QUIET