A Life in Motion

A Life in Motion

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Florence Howe
Founder of the Feminist Press tells her life story as an activist, scholar, and publisher.

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ISBN: 9781558616974
Publication Date: 03-15-2011

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Here is the long awaited memoir by this iconoclastic figure in the feminist movement. She was a pioneer in establishing the women's studies field, an international women's rights activist, and the founder of the Feminist Press. Born in Brooklyn, married and divorced four times, Howe declares her private and public life at eighty-one.

A Life in Motion is the inside story of the birth of women’s studies as a discipline, the rise of an international feminist movement, and the role of women in publishing and education. A sharp and compelling memoir.” — Rosemary G. Feal, executive director of the Modern Language Association

"If words speak truth we have it here in Florence Howe's long awaited memoir. Out of the pain of childhood, the deprivation, the want, comes the story of a woman's endurance, the voice of a self searching out worlds in which to be, a tale told with startling honesty by one of the founding figures of the US feminist movement, giving us the treasures of a history that might otherwise have been lost." —Meena Alexander, author of Fault Lines

"In this bold and courageous memoir Florence Howe transports us across class, gender, race divides—in and out of love, deprivation, and tragedy—along her activist journey toward profoundly creative work, and the abiding love of generations of chosen family. Everyone concerned about global feminism, women’s contributions, and humanity’s future will be enhanced and enchanted by A Life in Motion." —Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt

"Honest, brave, frank, engrossing, this memoir offers an extraordinary history of one woman's life — Brooklyn-born, Jewish, New York feminist intellectual, international role model, and publisher." —Shirley Geok-lin Lim, author of Among the White Moon Faces