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Katha Pollitt
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Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. She has won many prizes and awards for her work, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for her first collection of poems, Antarctic Traveller; two National Magazine Awards for essays and criticism; and fellowships from the Guggenheim and Whiting foundations. She is also the author of Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories and Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time. She lives in New York City.

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Learning to Drive
And Other Life Stories
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.00

Celebrated for her award-winning political columns, criticism, and poetry, Katha Pollitt offers something new in this poignant, hilarious, and sometimes outrageous collection of stories drawn from her own life. With deep feeling and sharp insight, she writes about love, sex, betrayal, heartbreak, and much more: what she learned about her parents... Read more >
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Learning to Drive
And Other Life Stories
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $9.99

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The Mind-Body Problem
Poems
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 9, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Reasonable Creatures
Essays on Women and Feminism
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $15.00

At a time when date rape has been declared nonexistent and feminism a dirty word, thank heaven for Katha Pollitt.  In this provocative, unerringly astute book of essays she proves to be our most articulate exponent of the idea that women are "neither heroines nor brutes, but reasonable creatures." Reasonable Creatures collects... Read more >

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Subject to Debate
Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 6, 2001
Price: $25.00

Subject to Debate, Katha Pollitt’s column in The Nation, has offered readers clear-eyed yet provocative observations on women, politics, and culture for more than seven years. Bringing together eighty-eight of her most astute essays on hot-button topics like abortion, affirmative action, and school vouchers, this selection displays the full range of... Read more >
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Subject to Debate
Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Virginity or Death!
And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $16.00

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, Swiftian wit... Read more >
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Virginity or Death!
And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time
Written by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $9.99

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft
Introduction by Katha Pollitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $10.95

First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was an instant success, turning its thirty-three-year-old author into a minor celebrity. A pioneering work of early feminism that extends to women the Enlightenment principle of "the rights of man," its argument remains as relevant today as it was for... Read more >
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