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Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women

by Edited by Germaine Greer - £12.99  Faber and Faber (2006)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780571228294 | ISBN 10: 0571228291

In Lines of Life: 101 Poems by 101 Women, Germaine Greer brings together poems 'written from the point of view of a woman and most of them about being female'.
 
This wonderful collection explores a range of female poets from the sixteenth century to the present day and celebrates what it is like to be a woman, from declarations of wifely appreciation to rueful reflections on the vicissitudes of love, from the complications of childbirth and rearing to the necessary labour of writing, Greer's selection of these is a sampling of the variousness of voices and includes writers who have often been overwhelmed in history by their male counterpoints.
 
Above all it conveys Greer's commitment and contribution to the history of women's writing.

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