|Plot Summary of Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew|
|"The author, an Australian journalist, presents a life of the celebrated author of The Female Eunuch. Greer, whose activities ranged from a three-week marriage, numerous affairs and several illegal abortions, to acting at Cambridge with future Monty Pythons and eventual superstardom as a feminist spokesperson, is shown to be alternately brassy and timid; intimidating to men in general and clingy with the ones upon whom her affections fasten; obsessed with her absent father and extremely negative toward her mother. The book dwells mostly on her life in the 1950s and 1960s, and skimps on more recent decades and writings by Greer, but gives some sense of where this force of nature came from."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Political/social rights fight
- women fighting for rights
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- woman's story
ethnic of society (outside)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- rape/molest (yeech!)
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- actual description of hetero sex
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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