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Pollitt, Katha

Works: 52 works in 132 publications in 2 languages and 6,834 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Autobiographies  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, win
Classifications: PS3566.O533, 363.460973
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Pro : reclaiming abortion rights by Katha Pollitt( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to an abortion often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing," an "agonizing decision," making the medical procedure so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is normal and necessary into something shameful and secretive. Meanwhile, with each passing day, the rights upheld by the Supreme Court are being systematically eroded by state laws designed to end abortion outright. Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman's reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications. In Pro, Pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman's life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society. It is time, Pollitt argues, that we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers
Reasonable creatures : essays on women and feminism by Katha Pollitt( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She writes about sex, children's books, the media, breast implants, the mind of an antiabortionist. She invokes Moby Dick and Gilligan's Island, Lorna Bobbitt and Lysistrata ("the original woman's strike-for-peace-nik"). For more than a decade, in her wonderfully provocative, wittily astute, graceful and gutsy pieces in The Nation, The New Yorker and The New York Times, she has taken the strongest positions on the thorniest moral issues and the most controversial events, from date rape to surrogate motherhood, to violence against women, to the Anita Hill hearings, to fetal rights and mothers' "wrongs." She asks "Who's Afraid of Hillary Clinton?," considers the Smurfette Principle and explains why she hates "Family Values." She takes aim at nineteen targets in all. Her pieces delight by their language - the mastery that won a National Book Critics Circle Award for her first book of poems - and her refusal, ever, to be ponderous
Subject to debate : sense and dissents on women, politics, and culture by Katha Pollitt( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-eight essays on topics ranging from abortion and affirmative action to school vouchers and the death penalty
Virginity or death! : and other social and political issues of our time by Katha Pollitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through presidential administrations Democratic and Republican, Katha Pollitt has observed and exposed the inconsistencies and illogic of those who stand in the way of progress solely to hold on to their power. In defense of human rights and equality, she assails the corrupt and educates the misguided with compassion, wit, and complete literary authority."--Jacket
Antarctic traveller by Katha Pollitt( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind-body problem : poems by Katha Pollitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Mind-Body Problem, Katha Pollitt takes the ordinary events of life'her own and others''and turns them into brilliant, poignant, and often funny poems that are full of surprises and originality. Pollitt's imagination is stirred by conflict and juxtaposition, by the contrast (but also the connection) between logic and feeling, between the real and the transcendent, between our outer and inner selves: Jane Austen slides her manuscript under her blotter, bewildered young mothers chat politely on the playground, the simple lines of a Chinese bowl in a thrift store remind the poet of the only apparent simplicities of her childhood. The title poem hilariously and ruefully depicts the friction between passion and repression ("Perhaps / my body would have liked to make some of our dates, / to come home at four in the morning and answer my scowl / with 'None of your business!' "). In a sequence of nine poems, Pollitt turns to the Bible for inspiration, transforming some of the oldest tales of Western civilization into subversive modern parables: What if Adam and Eve couldn't wait to leave Eden' What if God needs us more than we need him' With these moving, vivid, and utterly distinctive poems, Katha Pollitt reminds us that poetry can be both profound and accessible, and reconfirms her standing in the first rank of modern American poets. From the Hardcover edition
New Growth : new songs and spoken poems( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Hillary Clinton? : two decades of answers from the Left( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefully-edited anthology of The Nation's coverage of Clinton's career, it's a rigorous and painstaking study of one of our most enigmatic public figures. It is a history of our time, and a must-read for the 2016 election season, providing perspective on the woman who could become the first female President of the United States. Contributors include David Corn, Erica Jong, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Tomasky, William Greider, Ari Berman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Chris Hayes, Jessica Valenti, Richard Kim, Joan Walsh, Jamelle Bouie, Doug Henwood, Heather Digby Parton, Michelle Goldberg, and many more
Another sleep : nineteen songs for medium voice and piano by Ned Rorem( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to drive : and other life stories by Katha Pollitt( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to drive -- Webstalker -- In the study group -- Sisterhood -- After the men are dead -- Memoir of a shy pornographer -- Beautiful screamer -- Goodbye, Lenin -- End of -- I let myself go
The best American essays of the century( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve unabridged essays featuring a wide variety of contemporary writers reading classics of the genre, along with authors reading their own work
Learning to drive by Isabel Coixet( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der New Yorker Literaturkritikerin Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) reißt es den Boden unter den Füßen weg, als sie nach 21 Jahren Ehe von ihrem Mann verlassen wird. Auf anfängliche Wut folgt Trauer, doch statt sich der Verzweiflung hinzugeben, beschließt Wendy ihr Leben selbst in die Hand zu nehmen. Um ihre Tochter Tasha in Vermont besuchen zu können, will sie endlich ihren Führerschein machen und nimmt Fahrstunden bei dem indischen Taxifahrer Darwan (Ben Kingsley). Obwohl die Lebenswege der beiden kaum unterschiedlicher sein könnten, vertiefen sich die Gespräche zwischen Wendy und Darwan immer mehr. Die impulsive Wendy findet in dem ernsten und sanftmütigen Inder einen klugen Gesprächspartner und neuen Freund, der sie daran erinnert, worauf es im Leben wirklich ankommt. (Quelle:
XXI Century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a critical examination of the response of the mass media complex to the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks which too often worked as a propaganda machine of the Bush administration. A meaningful list of concrete examples is enumerated by journalists and newspeople including Greg Palast of the BBC and The Guardian, Katha Pollitt of the Nation, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Danny Schecter of Media and many others who enumerate examples of how the mainstream media abdicated its public role as watchdog of the power
XXI Century( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines what has happened in America after September 11th, 2001, looking at its impact on American political issues such as freedom, democracy, the First Amendment, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights ... and the Patriot Act. Civil rights activists and others question the "official" version and the status quo. Also looks at rallys and demonstrations against the war in Afghanistan and anti-terrorism policies of the Bush administration and investigates the effectiveness of the peace movement
Vocal Recital : Holiman, Shauna - TEASDALE, S.( Recording )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Olivier: a life by May Sinclair( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Olivier is one of May Sinclair's best-remembered novels. The youngest of four children and the only girl in her Victorian family, Mary Olivier faces formidable barriers: she will not be educated as her brothers, nor will she be afforded their freedoms. Held emotionally hostage to a calculating mother, Mary retreats into her imagination and into books. Rejecting Victorian formulas, she becomes a published poet and refuses to marry a succession of suitors. Yet she remains a dutiful daughter. Hers is a timeless story in which obligation and liberty, acquiescence and rebellion coexist in a fully realized, ultimately modern woman
Writing a woman's life by Carolyn G Heilbrun( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 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
Hillary Rodham Clinton : from Wellesley to the White House( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using archival footage and photographs, the documentary reveals a little known side of young Hillary, the good-natured and idealistic college student, popular with peers and professors. Her coming of age in the sixties and her metamorphosis from Goldwater supporter to political liberal are discussed with her mentors and fellow students. The video also shows her days as a governor's wife and the transformations she was willing to undergo to appease conservative voters. Interviews with Pat Buchanan, Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, feminist poet and editor of The Nation Katha Pollitt, and others, round out this portrait
Untitled katha pollitt on abortion by Katha Pollitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
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Reasonable creatures : essays on women and feminism
Alternative Names
Katha Pollitt American journalist

Katha Pollitt Amerikaans journaliste

Katha Pollitt journaliste américaine

Katha Pollitt periodista estadounidense

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Subject to debate : sense and dissents on women, politics, and cultureVirginity or death! : and other social and political issues of our timeAntarctic travellerThe mind-body problem : poemsLearning to drive : and other life storiesThe best American essays of the centuryMary Olivier: a lifeWriting a woman's life