Woman and Nature
The Roaring Inside Her
Paperback, 272 pages
In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin brilliantly ponders the place and role of women in a predominantly patriarchal society. Her evocative explorations of far-ranging elements of human experience expose the hypocrisy of standard assumptions about gender and the environment.
"Woman and Nature is about memory and mutilation, female anger as power, female presence as transforming force...Griffin has collected here the most apparently disparate materials [from lumbering manuals to gynecology texts] into an extraordinary collage which, for all the research and hard intellectual work underlying it, becomes an intense physical experience." - Adrienne Rich
"My journey through the strange and familiar worlds of Woman and Nature has been strengthening and enspiriting. It is a book which I will read and re-read, assign to classes, give to friends. It is a work of great and daring vision." - Mary Daly
Susan Griffin is the author of many influential books, including A Chorus of Stones, which won the Bay Area Book Reviewers Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Berkeley, California.