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The Resource Spinster : making a life of one's own, Kate Bolick

Spinster : making a life of one's own, Kate Bolick

Label
Spinster : making a life of one's own
Title
Spinster
Title remainder
making a life of one's own
Statement of responsibility
Kate Bolick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Whom to marry and when will it happen - these two questions define every woman's existence.'So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single.Using her own experience as a starting point, Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why she - along with millions of women, whose ranks keep growing - remains unmarried. This unprecedented demographic shift is the logical outcome of hundreds of years of change that has neither been fully understood nor appreciated.Spinster introduces a cast of pioneering women from the last century whose genius, tenacity and flair for drama has emboldened Bolick to fashion her life on her own terms essayist: journalist Neith Boyce, essayist Maeve Brennan, social reformer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, and novelist Edith Wharton. By narrating their unconventional ideas and choices, Bolick shows us that contemporary debates about settling down and having it all are timeless - the crucible upon which women have tried for centuries to forge a good life.Intellectually substantial and deeply personal, Spinster is a new kind of unreservedly inquisitive work of memoir and broader cultural exploration that asks us to acknowledge the opportunities that exist within ourselves to live authentically, unbounded - and to be savoured.'A triumph.' - Malcolm Gladwell
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolick, Kate
Dewey number
306.8153
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bolick, Kate
  • Authors, American
  • Single women
Target audience
adult
Label
Spinster : making a life of one's own, Kate Bolick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
There, thought unbraids itself -- The spinster wish -- The essayist: part I -- The columnist -- The poet -- The essayist: part II -- The novelist -- The social visionary -- The essayist: part III --- Are women people yet?
Control code
000055067873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781472151186
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)914245063
Label
Spinster : making a life of one's own, Kate Bolick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
There, thought unbraids itself -- The spinster wish -- The essayist: part I -- The columnist -- The poet -- The essayist: part II -- The novelist -- The social visionary -- The essayist: part III --- Are women people yet?
Control code
000055067873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 308 pages
Isbn
9781472151186
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)914245063

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