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Katha Pollitt

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
Written by Katha Pollitt
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$14.00/16.50(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7354-9 (0-8129-7354-2)

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






Reasonable Creatures
Written by Katha Pollitt
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1995
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76278-2 (0-679-76278-7)

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, this brilliant, insightful, controversial, and courageous book contains the best of Pollitt's pieces, which have galvanized readers of The Nation, The New Yorker and The New York Times, on subjects that range from abortion and breast implants to date-rape, marriage, the media, and... Read more






Subject to Debate
Written by Katha Pollitt
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 2001
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78343-5 (0-679-78343-1)

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






Virginity or Death!
Written by Katha Pollitt
Random House Trade Paperbacks | Trade Paperback | June 2006
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7638-0 (0-8129-7638-X)

“As this book, which is greater than the sum of its brilliant parts makes clear, Katha Pollitt, who is famously a feminist, is also a humorist, a moralist and a most hilarious, wise, and incisive observer.”
–Victor Navasky, author of A Matter of Opinion

Through presidential administrations Democratic and Republican, Katha Pollitt has... Read more






A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Written by Mary Wollstonecraft, Introduction by Katha Pollitt
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$10.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75722-8 (0-375-75722-8)

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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