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Pollitt, Katha

Overview
Works: 43 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 4,393 library holdings
Genres: Domestic fiction  Fiction  Biography  Musical settings  History 
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.O533, 305.420973
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Most widely held works by Katha Pollitt
Reasonable creatures : essays on women and feminism by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 996 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 2013 in English and held by 765 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 527 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."--BOOK JACKET
Antarctic traveller : poems by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind-body problem : poems by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 421 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 191 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 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning to drive : and other life stories by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 63 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 26 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
Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 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
XXI Century ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 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 7 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
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pro : Reclaiming Abortion As Good for Society by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vocal Recital Holiman, Shauna - TEASDALE, S. ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Olivier: a life by May Sinclair ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a child, Mary Olivier's dreamy disposition and fierce intelligence set her apart from her Victorian family, especially her mother, "Little Mamma," whose dazzling looks cannot hide her meager love for her only daughter. Mary grows up in a world of her own, a solitude that leaves her free to explore her deepest passions, for literature and philosophy, for the austere beauties of England's north country, even as she continues to attend to her family. But in time the independence Mary values at almost any cost threatens to become a form of captivity itself"--Publisher's description
Untitled katha pollitt on abortion by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reasonable creatures : feminism and society in American culture at the end of the twentieth century by Katha Pollitt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Poetry reading by Nicholas Christopher ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas Christopher, Michael McFee, and Katha Pollitt read selections from their poetry
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 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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