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Heilbrun, Carolyn G. 1926-2003

Works: 92 works in 372 publications in 7 languages and 15,334 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Autobiographies  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Feminist fiction  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3558.E4526, 813.54
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Writing a woman's life by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the experience of celebrated women, from George Sand and Virginia Woolf to Dorothy Sayers and Adrienne Rich, the author examines the struggle these writers undertook when their drives made it impossible for them to follow the traditional "male" script for a woman's life. Refreshing and insightful, this is an homage to brave women past and present, and an invitation to all women to write their own scripts, whatever they may be
The education of a woman : the life of Gloria Steinem by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolyn G. Heilbrun has devoted her life to the study of female destiny. In her now-classic Writing a Woman's Life, she eloquently revealed that those who have written about women's lives throughout the centuries have suppressed the truth of the female experience in order to make the written life conform to society's expectations of what a woman's life should be. In that book Heilbrun drew on the experiences of celebrated literary women - George Sand, Virginia Woolf, Adrienne Rich - to invite all women to write their own scripts, without inhibition. Now, in The Education of a Woman, Heilbrun draws on the life of one of the most controversial women of our time, a woman who most definitely, in word and in deed, wrote her own script. According to Heilbrun, Steinem "searched within her own gender for a destiny unconstrained and unprescribed - for herself, and for other women less unambiguously at home in their bodies."
Hamlet's mother and other women by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the three decades since her revolutionary and seminal article "The Character of Hamlet's Mother," Carolyn Heilbrun has been a prophet in the field of women and literature, gender and culture. This collection of graceful and uncompromising essays charts her development as a feminist writer and critic, which has culminated in such groundbreaking works as REINVENTING WOMANHOOD and WRITING A WOMAN'S LIFE. Shakespeare's Gertrude was first among many literary figures illuminated by Heilbrun's feminist sensibility. Others include Homer's Penelope -- an archetypal single parent, weaving herself a new life for which she was given no script; Jo in LITTLE WOMEN, a model of autonomy for generations of female readers; Elizabeth Bennet, remarkable for the promise of friendship in her marriage with Darcy; and Harrriet Vane, outrageously unique on many counts. The consistency and clarity of Heilbrun's vision in matched only by its heterogeneity, as she discusses Margaret Mead and Freud's daughters, Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, resistance to feminist studies in academia, mothers and daughters, fiction and myth, tomboys and surrogate sons, and the detective story, of which Heibrun herself (as Amanda Cross) is one of the ablest practitioners. -- From (Oct. 11, 2016)
Toward a recognition of androgyny by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

38 editions published between 1964 and 1998 in English and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Representation of women in fiction by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinventing womanhood by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carolyn Heilbrun's important investigation into issues of identity for twentieth-century American women: the problem with past role models, ways to construct new ones
Christopher Isherwood by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Italian and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's lives : the view from the threshold by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve has been supposed to have remarked to Adam as they left the garden, my dear, we are in a state of transition, and of course they were. It is no coincidence that Eve delivers this line. While humanity in every era and stage in history has been marked by a strong sense of itself as being in a state of transition, women have always had a particularly close relationship to changeable terrain. In their quest for self knowledge, boundaries, and names, women have found themselves between varying cultural demands. In one view, perhaps the dominant one, the only way to gain positive status is to fit appropriately into approved categories: appropriately beautiful, appropriately young, appropriately thin, appropriately successful. In another view, the view compellingly expressed by Carolyn Heilbrun, women must abandon the appropriate and seek out the liminel. The word limen means threshold. To be in a state of liminality is to be poised upon uncertain ground, on the brink of leaving one condition or country or self to enter upon another. When recognized, liminality offers women freedom to be or become themselves.In Women's Lives: The View from the Threshold Carolyn Heilbrun looks at the biographies and memoirs of women who have wrestled with their own betwixt and betweenness (in the process altering the face of literature, and the world): George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Gloria Steinem. She reveals the ways in which feminism has changed our perceptions of these lives. Surprising explorations of the positions which launch women into uncertain ground extend these lectures outside the academic purview.Each year the Alexander lectureship invites a distinguished scholar to the University of Toronto to give a course of public lectures on the subject of English Literature. These four lectures from the 1997 series put Carolyn Heilbrun in a line of distinguished scholarly work with such previous lecturers as Walter Ong
The Garnett family by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of a literary family of England
Lady Ottoline's album : snapshots and portraits of her famous contemporaries (and of herself), photographed for the most part by Lady Ottoline Morrell : from the collection of her daughter, Julian Vinogradoff by Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck Morrell( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards androgyny : aspects of male and female in literature by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Androgyny is not yet a very familiar term. Derived from the Greek andro (male) and gyn (female), it defines a condition in which the characteristics of the sexes, the human impulses expressed by men and women, are not rigidly defined. It suggests a spirit of reconciliation between the sexes, a full range of experience open to individuals who may, as women, be aggressive, as men, tender; a spectrum into which human beings fit themselves without regard to propriety or custom. And it is Carolyn Heilbrun's contention, in this bold, pioneering book, that the true sexual revolution consists in the acceptance and recognition of the androgynous principle as the basis of human attitudes. In our present definition of sexual roles, she points out, we are still the heirs of the Victorian age, and our present definitions of 'masculine' and 'feminine' are little more than unexamined, received ideas: by placing the 'masculine' emphasis on competitiveness and aggressiveness, we have gravely endangered human survival; while gentleness and lovingness are regarded 'feminine' and out of place among rulers, we can look forward to continued self-brutalization and perhaps even to self-destruction. So, Mrs Heilbrun argues, the achievement of a balance between the sexes is vital. The first part of her book traces what she calls the hidden river of androgyny, running silently and undetected beneath the earth. She finds evidence in myth and literature: the hints that mankind's earliest gods were female and that early societies were matriarchal; the celebration of the 'feminine' impulse in Greek drama; the re-entry of the 'feminine' principle as a civilising force into medieval literature, and the cult of Mary, mother of Jesus; the return of great female figures in the plays of Shakespeare and Racine. The second part concerns itself largely with the novel, 'a form astonishingly imbued with the ideal of androgyny', and analyses this ideal as it is revealed in Clarissa, Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, The Scarlet Letter, the novels of George Eliot, George Meredith, Hardy, Henry James, D. H. Lawrence, and many others. The final section, too, is both challenging and revealing: a study of the Bloomsbury group (Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, Lytton Strachey and their circle)--'a window on the world of androgyny' and 'the first actual example of such a way of life in practice'. Not infrequently, as Mrs Heilbrun admits, the argument on behalf of androgyny sounds like a feminist cry. But if 'feminine' resounds throughout the book with the echoes of lost virtue, while 'masculine' thuds with the accusation of misused power, this, she insists, is a reflection of our current values. The very essence of her book is the belief that humanity requires both. Ideas move very rapidly when their time comes: the time has come for this book now. "--Jacket
The last gift of time : life beyond sixty by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminist writer and author of the Amanda Cross mystery series looks back on a youthful pledge to commit suicide at seventy, explaining why, given that her sixties have been her happiest decade, she decided not to take her life
The question of Max by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in Italian and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last analysis by Amanda Cross( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When beautiful Janet Harrison asks English professor Kate Fansler to recommend a Manhattan psychoanalyst, Kate immediately sends the girl to her dear friend and former lover, Dr. Emanuel Bauer. Seven weeks later, the girl is stabbed to death on Emanuel's couch--with incriminating fingerprints on the murder weapon. To Kate, the idea of her brilliant friend killing anyone is preposterous, but proving it seems an impossible task. For Janet had no friends, no lover, no family. Why, then, should someone feel compelled to kill her? Kate's analytic techniques leave no stone unturned--not even the one under which a venomous killer once again lies coiled and ready to strike
Un delitto per James Joyce by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and culture( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic justice by Amanda Cross( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student riots have ravaged the distinguished New York City university where Kate Fansler teaches. In the ensuing disarray, the survival of the university's plebeian stepchild, University College, seems doubtful. President Jeremiah Cudlipp is snobbishly determined to ax it; and as sycophantic professors fall in line behind him, the rally of Kate and few rebellious colleagues seems doomed. It is a fight to the death, and only a miracle--or perhaps a murder--can save their beloved institution
La madre di Amleto e le altre by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Isherwood issue( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamuretto no hahaoya( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Writing a woman's life
The education of a woman : the life of Gloria SteinemHamlet's mother and other womenToward a recognition of androgynyReinventing womanhoodWomen's lives : the view from the thresholdThe last gift of time : life beyond sixtyIn the last analysisPoetic justice
Alternative Names

controlled identityCross, Amanda, 1926-2003

Cross , Amanda

Cross, Amanda, pseud.

Cross, Amanda, pseud. de Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Gold Heilbrun, Carolyn

Gold Heilbrun Carolyn 1926-2003

Heilbrun, Carolyn

Heilbrun, Carolyn 1926-2003

Heilbrun, Carolyn G.

Heilbrun, Carolyn G., 1926-

Heilbrun, Carolyn Gold.

Heilbrun, Carolyn Gold 1926-

Heilbrun, Carolyn Gold 1926-2003

Хейлбрен, Кэролайн

ハイルブラン, キャロリン

ハイルブラン, キャロリン・G