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She had lost her apartment, and presumably her welfare. A collection of short stories, set among the disappeared and darkened sectors of New York City, about characters who fall prey to an increasingly bureaucratized poverty.

Want to Read saving…. The Case for Feminist Revolutionan important and widely influential feminist text. The vignettes remind me of Toomer’s Cane, but set in urban spaces and peopled with psychiatric patients.

Inshe authored The Dialectic of Sex: Semiotext e native agents series. She was 67 years old. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Emily rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Mita Ramli rated it really liked it Dec 11, Later stories gave a fuller portrait of a woman who was loved and supported by family and friends, but who nevertheless slipped away.

Not long after that, she disappeared from the street entirely.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Patrickkwon rated it really liked it Feb 20, The stories are organized into bits about being in the hospital, stories about life after the hospital, losers who are mostly people who have been in and out of the hospitalobituaries of people who have died, and suicides of people the author has known. Inat the age firextone twenty-five, Shulamith Firestone wrote and published The Dialectic of Seximmediately becoming a classic of second wave feminism across the world to this very day.


We should remember her.

Airless Spaces by Shulamith Firestone

She asked me for a quarter, and I saw that she was begging. Cancel Forgot your password? Trivia About Airless Spaces. The name field is required. Your rating has been recorded. English View all editions and formats Summary:. shula,ith

Those of us who never knew Firestone cannot remember her as those who knew her can. Jul 19, s54 rated it really liked it. Some time later, after I had moved to St. Please enter your name.

Jul 12, Liza added it. She was covered with sores, and wearing only a blanket to beg in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Ivan Roberts-Davis rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. My favorite story was Firestone’s obituary for Valerie Solanas: This book is technically a collection of short stories but if we’re being perfectly honest, it reads like a memoir told in quick vignettes.

Document, Fiction, Internet resource Document Type: Obituaries further described the loss of a fearless writer and thinker whose work remains underappreciated, and among younger readers, largely unknown.

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I’m still trying to figure out the right way to praise this book Decades later Firestone re-emerged with a small, startling book called Airless Spacesa fictionalized chronicle of her later life, that spoke in vignettes to her years spent in and out of mental firestonee.

A season in hell.

Jaylene rated it really liked it Oct 15, The Case for Feminist Revolution —described by contemporaries as “the little red book for women”—and then, mystifying her admirers, withdrew from the movement and from public life.

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