(Wise Women's Web)
timely collection by a brilliant assemblage of writers reveals
women's unique perspectives on war WOMEN ON WAR: American
Book Award Winner 1990, in an all new edition from The
Feminist Press, New York City, 2003.
and with an Introduction by Daniela Gioseffi,
Pub. Date: March 2003
in human rights, history of social movements, peace studies, world
history, women's history, women's literature, women's studies.
has literature more earnestly argued for world peace than in this
international anthology, an eloquent response to global violence
that features the work of more than 200 women-social scientists,
journalists, novelist, poets, essayists and ordinary citizens.
Women on War allows the reader to open to almost any page
and capture a brief yet concise historical episode, a poem or
an excerpt from a novel. This is a book one hopes will be translated
into all the humankind's languages.
--Doris Jean Austin in The New York Times
of searing analyses and cries from the heart on the madness of
war. Why is the half of humanity with a special sensitivity to
the preciousness of life, the half untainted by testosterone poisoning,
almost wholly unrepresented in defense establishments and peace
--Carl Sagan, Cornell University
and impressive work,"
--Nona Balakian, Senior Critic for the New
York Times Book Review and NBCC Awards
edition of Daniela Gioseffi's unique and splendid collection,
Women On War, is urgently needed now. Framed by Gioseffi's
brilliant overview of the world's crises, these vivid and visionary
writings‚ poetry, history, politics and prose‚ inspire and galvanize:
save the planet, protect the people, protest, resist. This book
offers the great gift of hope and understanding on every page.
--Blanche Wiesen Cook: Distinguished Professor,
The Graduate Center, City University of NY. Biographer: Eleanor
to Women on War include: Anna Akhmatova Daisy al-Amir
Louisa May Alcott Claribel Alegria Isabel
Allende Maya Angelou Margaret Atwood Simone
de Beauvoir Gwendolyn Brooks Helen Caldicott
Jayne Cortez Slavenka Drakulic Marguerite Duras
Barbara Ehrenreich Carolyn Forche Emma Goldman
Nadine Gordimer Kimiko Hahn June Jordan
Barbara Kingsolver Maxine Kumin Doris Lessing
Denise Levertov Gabriela Mistral Robin Morgan
Toni Morrison Grace Paley Adrienne Rich Muriel
Rukeyser Vandana Shiva Wislawa Symborska
Luisa Valenzuela Christa Wolf and many others.
voices that are gripping, mournful, defiant, and often surprisingly
hopeful, these writers join to produce a portrait of war that
has too seldom been seen, and a plea for peace that has too seldom
416 pages, paperback Available March 1, 2003 from The
Feminist Press, and Amazon.com.
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