Fiction Fay Weldon Godless in Eden

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Godless in Eden

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A collection of journalism from a topical and entertaining author. A cornucopia of a book, Godless in Eden brings together a selection of lectures and essays contributed to newspapers, magazines and books over recent years, revised for this volume, and all highly relevent to today. From the changing face of government, the feminisation of politics, life in Tony Blair's godless and un-idealogical New Garden of Eden, to whence and whither Feminism via the new cult of Therapism, to our turbulent and benighted royals by way of Roseanne and Jamie Lee Curtis. A final treat in the final section, Growing Up and Moving On, some wonderfully incisive autobiographical snippets of Weldonian life and times.

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Fay Weldon was born and raised in New Zealand. Her novels and short stories best-sell around the world and wherever they go are awarded great critical acclaim. Her film and TV work wins enthusiastic viewers by the million, worldwide.

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'Comic brilliance.' Daily Telegraph 'A master storyteller. The life story which emerges from her new book is a ripping yarn. Her political insights are all the more profound for being relayed in her unique narrative style.' Sunday Herald, Glasgow 'Irresistible.' Cambridge Evening News

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Book Description Flamingo, UK, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Available Now. Book Description: A collection of journalism from a topical and entertaining author.: A cornucopia of a book, Godless in Eden brings together a selection of lectures and essays contributed to newspapers, magazines and books over recent years, revised for this volume, and all highly relevent to today. From the changing face of government, the feminisation of politics, life in Tony Blair's godless and un-idealogical New Garden of Eden, to whence and whither Feminism via the new cult of Therapism, to our turbulent and benighted royals by way of Roseanne and Jamie Lee Curtis.: A final treat in the final section, Growing Up and Moving On, some wonderfully incisive autobiographical snippets of Weldonian life and times. : Amazon Review: "Since the unemployed appear to be burnt offerings to the stability of our economy," writes Fay Weldon, at the beginning of "The Way We Live Now", ".I think they should be treated with vast respect and allowed to live in peace, dignity and the utmost comfort." The opening salvo sounds the tone of Weldon's Godless in Eden, a collection which establishes her range, and skill, as an essayist. At once engaging and infuriating, political and comic, intimate and public, Weldon's writing bulges with ideas and opinions--from the trials of New Labour to the blindspots of an old dream of feminism, from progress (or demise) of the House of Windsor to the "Age of Therapism" (a veritable hobbyhorse for Weldon). : As a feminist prepared to criticise feminism ("Pity the Poor Men"), Weldon confronts her readers with some of the issues that, for women, refuse to go away, offering a timely reminder to politicians and cultural critics alike. "Feminism has been used as a cloak," she suggests, "under shelter of which women have been driven out into the workforce, and their children turned over into the nightmare called childcare." It's the kind of insight into the everyday difficulty of living, and working, that enlivens Weldon's book--and serves to counterbalance the weight of prejudice she can bring to bear elsewhere. On psychotherapy, for example: psychotherapists, Weldon insists, are "failed novelists: they had taken to psychotherapy in order to write living novels in the minds of the helpless and unhappy." Deeply suspicious of philanthropy and falsely good behaviour ("The road to social hell is paved with an excess of empathy"), Weldon's sense of irony sees her through in this ultimately comfortable sketch of the life and times of a she-devil. --Vicky Lebeau -- : Review: 'Comic brilliance.': Daily Telegraph: 'A master storyteller. The life story which emerges from her new book is a ripping yarn. Her political insights are all the more profound for being relayed in her unique narrative style.': Sunday Herald, Glasgow: 'Irresistible.': Cambridge Evening News Size: 23.4 x 16.2 x 3.2 cm. 224 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference; ISBN: 000225851X. ISBN/EAN: 9780002258517. Bookseller Inventory # B188-1128

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