A literary sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett’s analysis targets four revered authors–D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet–and builds a damning profile of literature’s patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and popular examples taught a generation to recognize inequities masquerading as nature and proved the value of feminist critique in all facets of life. This new edition features the scholar Catharine A. MacKinnon and the New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead on the importance of Millett’s work to challenging the complacency that sidelines feminism.
Hardback. Purchased used by the library with founder’s funds.