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Susan Griffin

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The author of more than twenty books (most recently What Her Body Thought), Susan Griffin has won dozens of awards for her work as a poet, feminist writer, essayist, playwright, and filmmaker. Her book A Chorus of Stones was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The recipient of an Emmy, a MacArthur Grant, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, she is a frequent contributor to Ms. magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and numerous other publications. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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The Book of the Courtesans
A Catalogue of Their Virtues
Written by Susan Griffin


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 6, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Book of the Courtesans
A Catalogue of Their Virtues
Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $15.95

In The Book of the Courtesans, Susan Griffin offers true tales and informative anecdotes from the courtesans’ memoirs to further reveal how these cunning women seized their opportunity to become the West’s first female liberators, free to choose their own lovers and command remarkable respect. Griffin tears away the superficial veneer... Read more >
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A Chorus of Stones

Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 15, 1993
Price: $18.95

Written by one of America's most innovative feminists, this book illustrates how childhood experience, gender and sexuality, private aspirations, and public personae all assume undeniable roles in the causes and effects of war. Read more >

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The Eros of Everyday Life
Essays on Ecology, Gender and Society
Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1996
Price: $16.95

In her collection of essays on the relationship between feminism, science, nature, and the evolution of Western culture, Pulitzer prize finalist Susan Griffin boldly argues that the ways in which society subordinates women are (not accidentally) very similar to the ways in which Western culture attempts to achieve dominion over nature... Read more >
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