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A Secret History of Female Desire

By following a group of four contemporary girls - including her younger self - as they come of age in the seventies, Wolf shows how our culture tries to shape and confine women's desire. Embarking on a voyage of discovery, she illustrates how flawed and prescribed are the notions of what women want, and how these change through the ages - from Taoist techniques for giving women pleasure, to Victorian repression, and the so-called liberated nineties.

Drawing on scholarly texts, secret diaries, real life and fantasy, she demonstrates that female sexuality is wilder, more demanding and more powerful than our culture dares to accept.
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"Her book is a searing and thoroughly fascinating exploration of the complex wildlife of female sexuality and desire." New York Times
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Naomi Wolf was born in 1962 in San Francisco, where she grew up. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. She was catapulted to success in 1990 with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, which became an international bestseller, published in fourteen countries. This was followed by another best-selling book, Fire with Fire, about women's relationship to power. She writes on women's issues and lectures all over the world. She is married, with one daughter, and lives in Maryland.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 288
Erscheinungsdatum 05.03.1998
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-920591-3
Verlag Vintage Publishing
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/13/1,6 cm
Gewicht 242 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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