WOMAN AND NATURE -- THE ROARING INSIDE HER
Praise for Woman and Nature
"If someone were to ask me 'What do you hope for in a feminist book?' I would say: 'A book which demands of us activity, not passivity; which enlarges our sense of female presence in the world; a book which uses language and sensual imagery to impart a new vision of reality, from a woman-centered location; a book which expands our sense of the connections among us in the bonds of history; a book which drives us wild, that is, helps us break out from tameness and repetition into new trajectories of our own.' Woman and Nature is such a book." -- Adrienne Rich, New Woman's Times Feminist Review
"Woman and Nature is feminist philosophy written in poetic prose. Susan Griffin explores woman's traditional identification with the earth -- both as sustenance for humanity and victim of male ravage. The book is cultural anthropology, visionary prediction, literary indictment and personal claim." -- San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
"Griffin's work suggests that it is exactly the naturalization and justification by Western science of the domination of matter, the human body, sensations, feelings, emotions, and "subjective" experience -- and its failure to examine critically the theories and social practices producing this metaphysics or epistemology -- that directs the arrogant relation to 'others' visible in our contemporary ecological havoc and social injustice." -- Isis
"A powerful exposition of how women and the natural world have been seen as versions of each other, and violated in strangely similar ways." -- Utne Reader ''The Canon: 150 Great Works to Set Your Imagination on Fire"
"For those inured to a steady diet of mainstream psychology, Susan Griffin's book will probably seem unpalatable. The ingredients will seem unfamiliar and their processing will seem incomplete. But for radical feminists and for those craving the sharp spice of poetic prose, Woman and Nature is a gourmet item." -- Contemporary Sociology
"Occasionally a book so fine appears that I want to shout, 'Go buy it immediately!' Such is this brilliantly provocative feminist revisioning of just about everything: history, philosophy, science, women, men, nature ... Though not precisely history or philosophy, the book is clearly poetry. The most exciting book on feminine experience that I have yet encountered. Clearly it is not a book for everyone: those who demand officially sanctioned revelation should stay away -- this book is for mature thinkers only." -- Horizons
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SUSAN GRIFFIN is a well-known writer and social thinker. Her work, which includes Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, Pornography and Silence, and A Chorus of Stones, has been influential in several movements, shaping both ecological and feminist thought. A Chorus of Stones, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, was a jury nominee for a Pulitzer Prize, and won the Bay Area Book Critics Award. A collection of her poetry published in 1987, Unremembered Country, won the California Commonwealth Prize for poetry. She has been the recipient of a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, an NEA Fellowship, and she was awarded an Emmy for her play Voices. She lectures widely throughout the United States and Europe, and lives and teaches writing and the creative process privately in Berkeley, California. The Eros of Everyday Life was published September 1995. What Her Body Thought: A Journey into the Shadows was published in 1999. Bending Home: Selected & New Poems, 1967-1998, published by Copper Canyon Press in 1998, is a finalist for the Western States Art Federation Award for 1999.