Women in Dark Times

Women in Dark Times Jacqueline Rose s heroines could not appear different from each other revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg German Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism film icon

  • Title: Women in Dark Times
  • Author: Jacqueline Rose
  • ISBN: 9781408845400
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jacqueline Rose s heroines could not appear different from each other revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg German Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe.Yet historically these women have a shared story to tell, as they blaze a trail across some of the most dramatic events of theJacqueline Rose s heroines could not appear different from each other revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg German Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe.Yet historically these women have a shared story to tell, as they blaze a trail across some of the most dramatic events of the last century revolution, totalitarianism, the American dream Enraged by injustice, they are each in touch with what is most painful about being human, bound together by their willingness to bring the unspeakable to light.

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    1. Goodness this book was hard work, and not because of the subject matter either. Rose's style is dry and academic but there are moments where her passion does manage to break through and this grabs you and keeps you going. I found myself skim reading large sections where she delves into the analysis of the artwork of the women covered (including the analysis on Monroe's movies) to get to the sections about the women themselves. In doing so I found this became far more readable and user friendly b [...]

    2. This book was okay. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't brilliant. There's a large focus on women and the second world war, so you need to have a basic understanding of political terms (fascism, Marxism, nationalism, capitalism, communism etc.) or it will go right over your head, as none of the terms are expanded upon but they're all touched upon quite frequently.I was interested in reading about the struggles of women throughout all of history, so this was a bit more niche than I'd expected. I don't r [...]

    3. Complex, nuanced, intellectually rigorous, WOMEN IN DARK TIMES, challenged me to think.Jacqueline Rose explores the stories of women, each remarkable, who have faced oppression, brutality, disdain, idealization, inequity in all its forms, and carved a path to express their creativity and humanity whilst walking in that space between private and public pain." Just imagine, it is precisely those bruises on my soul that at the next moment gave me the courage for a new life. " -Rosa LuxemburgThe wom [...]

    4. To be truthful, I only read half of this book. I enjoyed the sections on Rosa Luxemburg, Charlotte Salomon and Marilyn Monroe. They were really interesting in showing what each woman struggled to achieve. Mighty achievements too. The mix of history and feminist analysis was very successful. After that, things just got too grim - I skimmed the long honour killings section, fearful of what it contained . It's valuable and original, we really should all be reading this book.

    5. I only finished this book because I have problems not finishing a book, but there were many times I wanted to stop. Rose's book is a feminist book focusing on 7 women who struggled thru dark times starting in the early 1900s to create better futures for men and women. 6 of the women I had not heard of, but had or have led both amazing and sometimes horrible lives (like dying pregnant in a concentration camp, being killed by your parents in an "honor" killing). My problem with the book includes t [...]

    6. I requested this book from the library because Jessa Crispin recommended it in a tarot/astro reading (she also recommended Bostonians which was uncannily on point!). There is something I like about when someone clearly feels something really passionately in a way that is not entirely legible to me, which is what I would say was going on in this book. Still I have to admit I didn't finish it before it poofed away from my ereader. Maybe someday will try again.

    7. It's quite simple. I'm simply not well educated enough or intellectual enough to understand this book. I was looking to forward to reading about Ros Luxemburg, Charlotte Salomon and Marilyn Monroe but I just couldn't drag myself through the dense analysis.

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