Slip-Shod Sibyls: Recognition, Rejection and the Woman Poet


"[The] premise of contemporary feminism has been a sentimental illusion from the start. Greer rightly turns her artillery against it, and from a startling new position: she maintains that ... it is coddling and condescending overpraise, not simple obstruction, that has done most damage to women poets ... When the history of modern women is written, Germaine Greer will be seen as the one who, like Jane Austen, permanently redefined female intellect ... Slip-Shod Sibyls must be considered her first and long overdue major statement on general literary history and criticism" - Camille Paglia in the Observer

The Cover shows a detail from The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain by Richard Samual.


Anne Wharton

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