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SHOWING WITHOUT TELLING LESS ANALYSIS POR without telling Less por at least in fiction Somehow the magic f Rubyfruit Jungle her earlier novels with lesbian characters is not in this novel for me BUT I did find her introductory notes worth reading a not so hot bookNOTE TO THE FEMINIST READER In art as in politics we must deal with people as they are not as we wish them to be Only by working with the real can you get closer to the idealNOTE TO THE NONFEMINIST READER What s wrong with youAnd let s just say I read most f this novel Not as enjoyable a read as some f ther books and a little bit f a step down from Rubyfruit Jungle which she had published three years earlier It was still interesting to read about the women s movement in general and the lesbian movement in particular from the mid 70s I was about 13 when this book was published and I had no clue about all that stuff I knew there was a women s movment Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of course my Dad took everypportunity to ridicule it and the church I belonged to was fficially against it and used to call it evil Thank god I didn t absorb those belief systems I was raised with 36 years ago I found In Her Day to be rather clunky The narrative if you can really call it that is merely an excuse to have characters talk at each ther about what feminism means what it should be doing what it should be achieving how it should be achieving who should be included and excluded and what should the movement look likeThese are all great ideas and great areas f debate and interest And in fact remain highly relevant to feminism in the 21st Century But does this make a novel It s unfortunate because I actually loved Carole there s something rather deliciously Miranda Priestly about her an. Seventies Elegant art history professor Carole Hanratty insists brains transcend lust until she crashes into Ilse a revolutionary feminist flush with the arrogance f youth Blazing with rhetoric their romance is a sexual and ideological inferno Ilse campaigns to get Carole to join The Movement but forty four year ld Carole and her zany peers have twenty years of fight
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While Reading This Novel Notreading this novel Not it is crafted that well because it is not but because it discussed important and interesting topics in its historical context That is why I love Rita Mae Brown s novels not for her writing style but for what she writes about I appreciate this book for what it tried to speak up for at the time it was published and for the time period it traversed n But the narration and conversation between characters The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of this book was dry and callous I ve readther RMB books and i enjoyed her sarcasm and wit which was missing in this novel Nonetheless i have my personal notes throughout the book because i agree in most parts I find feminism in my day misdirected And there are a lot f Ilse s in the movement who dont even know what they are as people so i dont feel justified to hve them represent me my group I really liked this book when I first read it many years ago so when I saw it in the used book store I had to get it Turned ut to be a reprint edition so there was a new intro by the author bonus material Anyway I think I enjoyed it even this time around Which is dd because it is about debates in the women s movement f the 1970 s but I guess I am nostalgic about all that now Also the author cannot help being funny which is why I wanted to read this ne again i feel like i could read these early rita mae brown novels forever they re kind f my go to vacation reads empty but fun hokey but real there s always a really vivid world w some characters
Who Come Go Without Youcome go without you much good bad tv the world really is this corny so you can t blame her for all the puns melodrama RMB s thoughts Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse on the women s movement etc would probably have made a better essay than they did a novel The characters seem puppeteered to parrot her thoughts and as a result end up sounding unrealistic Plus the book sverall love for the rational which For years a lost collector's item here is the second novel from a brilliant young author testing her literary muscle and it's bursting at the seams with Rita Mae Brown's trademark cast of characters and crackling uips Written immediately after her classic Rubyfruit Jungle In Her Day takes a loving swipe at the charged political atmosphere f Greenwich Village in the early. D I found her life her loves and her experience as a high
acheiving gay academic to be incredibly interesting and deserving f exploration Instead thegay academic to be incredibly interesting and deserving f exploration Instead the centers n a relationship f sorts that seems to revolve around arguing about feminism and then fucking the young and indignant Isle There was no real exploration f their romance no real insight into how they support and look after each The Stringbean Murders other the way people in relationships do Their relationship became the basisf a whirlwind exchange f ideas and feminist debate that would have been much better suited in an essay r as better suited in an essay Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, or as short story as a meansf introducing some ideas about feminism That s not to say there aren t good bits there are And it s also not to say that the feminism isn t also good it just sits very clunkliy within a weak narrative that simply cannot shoulder the might The Sporty Game of the debates and themesccurring I loved this book My second Rita Mae Brown read I thought her characters and development have matured greatly without losing the adventurous spirit American Yakuza II of Rubyfruit Jungle This bookften made me smile and laugh Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders out loud in part becausef the amusing situations the characters find themselves in but Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise often becausef the witty tongue in cheek dialogue As a young ueer in an age inappropriate relationship myself I appreciated the take Brown has Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing on this lesbian couple 22 years apart in age And Brown s note to non feminists in the forward sets the whole novelff with a bang First book I ve read by Rita Mae Brown and I m in love I can understand the critiue that much Blood Love of the dialogue is just Brown expressing her viewsn the "movement but I felt that the exchanges regarding the movement were all genuine reflections f "but I felt that the exchanges regarding the movement were all genuine reflections f characters and their search for understanding the era Made me feel connected to the sisters f the second wave A very important and compelling piece f work I think I found ne f my new favorite authors. Ehind them and are wary f causes bogged down in talk After all says Carole's best friend the real reason for a revolution is so the good things in life circulate Her idea f subversion is hiring a Rolls Royce to go to McDonald's In Her Day with its infectious merriment and serious underpinnings proves that if politics is the great divider humor is the ultimate restorativ.