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Pollitt, Katha

Overview
Works: 54 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 6,564 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Musical settings  Poetry  History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.O533, 363.460973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Katha Pollitt
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights by Katha Pollitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,237 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 968 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 732 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 484 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 )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 391 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( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 55 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
Who Is Hillary Clinton? : two decades of answers from the left by Katha Pollitt( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American essays of the century( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of essays on a variety of topics features contributions by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, Eudora Welty, Richard Rodriguez, Annie Dillard, and Gerald Early
The mind-body problem by Katha Pollitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Channel.org 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
Learning to drive( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and English and held by 7 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: www.learningtodrive.de)
Vocal Recital Holiman, Shauna - TEASDALE, S.( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vocal Recital Holiman, Shauna - TEASDALE, S. / SHIFLETT, M. / BEAM, J. / HOIBY, L. / POLLITT, K. / LEVINE, E. (New Songs and Spoken Poems)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untitled katha pollitt on abortion by Katha Pollitt( Book )

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

Pro reclaiming abortion as good for society by Katha Pollitt( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries 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

Languages
English (85)

German (1)

Covers
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 centuryContemporary literary criticism. criticism of the works of today's novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, scriptwriters, and other creative writers