what's your favourite feminist fiction?

(11 Posts)
mummmsy Tue 20-Mar-12 22:59:01

whatever your definition is of 'feminist fiction'

mine: marge piercy, dorothy dinnerstein, jeanette winterson, amy tan, maggie gee, margaret atwood, barbara kingsolver, steig larrson

looking for some inspiration for new reads grin

AwkwardMary Wed 21-Mar-12 00:07:26

I like Nell Dunn...I don't know if she's classified as a Feminist writer but she probably is....Up the Junction, Poor Cow, My White Shoes, Steaming (a play). She just writes such vivid characters and her desciptions of London in the 60s are to die for.

I love the way she litters her prose with advertising and jingles as well as popular songs from the period she wrote Up the Junction in...it really puts you right there.

mummmsy Thu 22-Mar-12 15:39:01

oh ok awkwardmary, sounds good ;-) love historical stuff too so will check out

i wonder has anyone any more suggestions?

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 24-Mar-12 07:54:43

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WomanlyWoman Tue 24-Apr-12 20:44:11

To these I'd add Doris Lessing and if you like sci-fi Octavia E. Butler. Also, I read a great book by Jill Dawson recently - 'Watch Me Disappear', must read some more of hers. I reviewed it here btw; http://bit.ly/s2xmER, (I don't get paid for the link).

NiniLegsInTheAir Wed 30-May-12 15:11:04

Wanted to add Ursula Le Guin to the list. Love her work smile

Takver Sun 03-Jun-12 12:05:24

Definitely Ursula le Guin, and agree with lots listed above.

I'd also add Jill Tweedie's 'Letters from a fainthearted feminist' - still funny and relevant.

wolvesdidit Sun 22-Jul-12 12:21:34

The Women's Room by Marilyn French

nananoo Fri 04-Jan-13 22:41:07

Absolutely...The Women's Room by Marilyn French. Have read it twice!

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Thu 31-Jan-13 17:06:32

The Golden Notebook
The L-Shaped Room

seeker Thu 31-Jan-13 17:09:08

Thendara House- Marion Zimmer Bradley. Old fashioned now, but I still love it, despite it's flaws.

50 shades of Grey- to remind me why I'm a feminist.

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