9 quotes from Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant: ‘I`m tired, very weary, and I cry for my sisters. Tears get the nothing, of course. Since she died last year, a victim of her enormous size, I have come to think that Andrea Dworkin was more important than I thought at the time. Linda Grant, The. A controversial author (Scapegoat, , etc.) offers her bitter and sad reflections on life as a feminist. Dworkin lashes right out in her preface: “I.

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An Interview with John Stoltenberg”. Even as a reader my nose shined. She was radical, and critique is important, but blanket hatred uncesscarily nullifies her valuable contributions.

Andrea Dworkin – Wikipedia

The chapters were still short and sometimes jolted a bit from one topic to another, but ddorkin overall flowed a little better after Crete. I am not asking for forgiveness.

Mar 26, Bethany rated it it was amazing. Each woman needs to take what she endures and turn it into action. After graduation, she moved to Amsterdam to interview Dutch anarchists in the Provo countercultural movement.

Later, political activism led to jail and to self-imposed exile in Crete, where she taught herself to write. I do not agree hsartbreak everything she believed, I dwor,in not support all of her methods, I might not have walked with her for some of her causes…. And whatever you come up with, it has to help her or it’s not going to help anyone”.


Her father was a schoolteacher and dedicated socialistwhom she credited aandrea inspiring her passion for social justice. It has some welcoming wide margins and double spacing. The first few chapters are about music and books Dworkin liked as a young woman — sort of Proustian in tone. In some ways I have hope, because I feel like much of the status quo she grew up with is changed.

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To ask other readers questions about Heartbreakplease sign up. John, my partner, blames Scapegoata study of Jewish identity and anrdea liberation that took me nine years to write; it is, he says, the book that stole my health. Their basic presumption is that it’s women’s bodies that are dirty. But we still have so far to go.

Her views were widely criticized by liberal feminists and others. Nov 30, Emer O’Toole rated it really liked it.

Reviewing Life and Death in The New Republicphilosopher Martha Nussbaum criticizes voices in contemporary feminism for denouncing Catharine MacKinnon and Dworkin as “man-haters”, and argues that First Amendment critiques of Dworkin’s civil ordinance proposal against pornography “are not saying anything intellectually respectable”, for the First Amendment “has dworkon covered all speech: It sounded right to both of them, and neither of them felt required to fund a study or read the already existing research material.


This is a beauti Heartbreak is a memoir in the vein of Bob Dylan’s Chronicles: This is a beautiful gem of a book. This memoir is bold and beautiful. So sick of the baseless Dworkin hate.

Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant by Andrea Dworkin

I’ve got most of her books as pdfs but hadn’t managed to get them onto my kindle until now. Retrieved 15 October Her call to action accomplished, three thousand demonstrators took to the streets. She subsequently wrote much in opposition to incest. The Times ‘pleasingly bathetic – her persecutors are finally reduced to their proper size.

I found this book pretentious and hard to get through for all the name dropping in the beginning. Andrea Dworkin is most often remembered dworkun her role as a speaker, writer, and activist in the feminist anti-pornography movement. Just mention it once and move the fuck on. I made that vow some thirty years ago, and I have not betrayed it yet.

My top 4 moments in the book: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.