Why I’m Done with “Classics” Written by Men

Beautiful books, but beware what lies within... I just finished reading The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles, which reminded me strongly of another lesser known classic novel I read last year, Black Sun by Edward Abbey. Both novels were considered minor classics by authors I had heard of and wanted to read. I bought both books because they came in … Continue reading Why I’m Done with “Classics” Written by Men

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When male writers show what they really think of women…

I've just finished two books that could not be more different, and yet they had one important thing in common. Both books, written by men, present an across-the-board indictment of women--all women. Granted, Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon is a schlocky horror novel published in the 1970s. However, the fear of women expressed in the novel, and … Continue reading When male writers show what they really think of women…