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Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew Book Review Summary

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The author, an Australian journalist, presents a life of the celebrated author of The Female Eunuch. Greer, whose activities ranged from a three-week marriage, numerous affairs and several illegal abortions, to acting at Cambridge with future Monty Pythons and eventual superstardom as a feminist spokesperson, is shown to be alternately brassy and timid; intimidating to men in general and clingy with the ones upon whom her affections fasten; obsessed with her absent father and extremely negative toward her mother. The book dwells mostly on her life in the 1950s and 1960s, and skimps on more recent decades and writings by Greer, but gives some sense of where this force of nature came from.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Political/social rights fight    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women fighting for rights Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)    -   British    -   Aussie Gender/Class story?    -   woman's story Ethnic/regional/gender    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Australian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia City?    -   Yes Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape/molest    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   descript. of female anat. (the big B's)    -   actual description of hetero sex Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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