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The equivalents : a story of art, female friendship, and liberation in the 1960s / Maggie Doherty.

Doherty, Maggie, (author.).

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Emmaus Public Library 700.92 DOHE (Text) 36446002013970 New Adult Checked Out 08/06/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781524733056
  • ISBN: 1524733059
  • Physical Description: xxii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part One: 1957-1961. 1. Little White Picket Fences; 2. Who Rivals?; 3. Writer-Human-Woman; 4. A Messy Experiment; 5. I Got It! -- Part Two: 1961-1963. 6. The Premier Cru; 7. We're Just Talking; 8. Happily Awarded; 9. The Equivalents; 10. Me, Me Too; 11. Mad for the Message; 12. Genius of a Sort -- Part Three: 1964-1974. 13. Do It or Die Trying; 14. We Are All Going to Make It; 15. Hurt Wild Baffled Angry; 16. There's Nothing Wrong With Privilege Except That Everybody Doesn't Have It; 17. Springs of Creativity; 18. The New Exotics; 19. Which Way Is Home -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"An important debut work of narrative nonfiction: the timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, stepping outside the domestic sphere and shaping the course of feminism in ways that still resonate today. In 1960, at the height of an era that expected women to focus solely on raising families, Radcliffe College announced the founding of an Institute for Independent Study, offering fellowships to women with a PhD or "the equivalent" in artistic success. Acclaimed writer and Harvard lecturer Maggie Doherty introduces us to five brilliant friends--poets Anne Sexton and Maxine Kumin, painter Barbara Swan, sculptor Mariana Pineda, and writer Tillie Olsen--who came together at the Institute and would go on to make history. Drawing from their notebooks, letters, lecture recordings, journals, and finished works, Doherty weaves from these women's own voices a moving narrative of friendship, ambition, activism, and art. Beautifully written and urgently told, The Equivalents shows us where we've been--and inspires us to go forward"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Women intellectuals > United States.
Women poets.
Women artists > United States.
Women authors.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women.
Female friendship > United States > History > 20th century.
Feminism > United States > History > 20th century.
Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study.
Genre: History.
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