ONLINE CLASS: Difficult Women Take Two (2280)

Four Thursdays: July 21, 28  and August 4, 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT Online 

Price: 
$140.00 Per Person (10% off for members)

Difficult women writers are known for their sharp tongues, often unlikable heroines and ironic fiction. Some critics have called them icy, even heartless. But they are always exciting to read and exhilarating to discuss. In this class we will read key works by Elizabeth Hardwick, Jean Rhys, Angela Carter, and Nora Ephron. I will be talking about their lives and emphasizing their actual and fictional treatment of sexuality, infidelity, betrayal, loneliness, and revenge.

Reading Schedule:

 July 21:  Elizabeth Hardwick, Sleepless Nights.

July 28: Jean Rhys, After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie

August 4: Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

August 11: Nora Ephron, Heartburn

Four Thursdays: July 21, 28  and August 4, 11 from 2 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT Online

Required Reading:

Sleepless Nights, by Elizabeth Hardwick (9780940322721)

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, by Jean Rhys (9780393357813)

The Bloody Chamber, by Angela Carter (9780143107613)

Heartburn, by Nora Ephron (9780679767954)

Recommended  Book:

 I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys, by Miranda Seymour (9781324006121)

The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle edited by Saskia Hamilton, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.(9780374539153)

Elaine Showalter is Professor Emerita of English at Princeton University, where she taught 19th and 20thcentury fiction. She has written eleven books, and has been a writer and reviewer for newspapers and magazines in the U.S. and U.K., including the New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, the Washington Post, People, and Vogue.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$140.00
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Sleepless Nights Cover Image
By Elizabeth Hardwick, Geoffrey O'Brien (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780940322721
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: NYRB Classics - August 31st, 2001

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie Cover Image
By Jean Rhys, Miranda Seymour (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357813
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2020

The Bloody Chamber: And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Angela Carter, Kelly Link (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107613
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 26th, 2015

Heartburn (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679767954
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Published: Vintage - May 28th, 1996

I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781324006121
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 28th, 2022