Monday, 18 August 2014


ISBN-13: 978-436-13961-1
Writer: Αndrea Dworkin
Title: Intercourse
Language: English
Place of Publication: London
Publisher: Secker & Warburg Limited
Year of Publication: 1987
Format: 158x240mm
Pages: xi+258pp.
Illustrations: 1 blck and white of the author on the back flap by Jerry Bauer
Design: Peter Dyer
Binding: boards in duotone dust jacket
Weight: 564gr.
Original Price: GBP 10.95
Entry Date: 2014017
Entry Date: 18th August 2014


The feminist movement ha sno more passionate and eloquent advocate than Andrea Dworkin. Intercourse - her fourth work of non-fiction to be published in this country - follows Pornography, Our Blodd and Right-Wing Women, and spledindly confirms an already established reputation.

Andrea Dworkin looks at the act of intercourse through the workis of five male writers who have articulated its deepr meanings with particular trenchancy - Tolstoy, KObo Abe, Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Isaac Bashevis Singer - and uses them as a springboard to explore and question every aspect of the myth, meaning and reality of this God-or-nature-created act, and its relation to the sexual, civil and social inferioruty of women. What is the meaning of virginity? Is permissiveness necessarily freedom? Do women collabroate to keep men, as it were, on top? What of self-determination, identity, creativity? And where do we go from here?

At once tough and humane, angry and tender, intimate and analytical, Dworkin asks us to reconsider every implication of an act without which we would be extinct. It is a book resonant with the possibility of human experience - an elightening work, and a major one.

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