Women’s Studies

Hannah Arendt

The Last Interview

In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, and Jewish identity.

I Await the Devil’s Coming

by Mary MacLane

“Shocking … sensational … heartfelt and stirring … exalted, Blakean language … She flouted conventional morality to be true to the playful, spirited woman she was.”
—Michael Dirda,
The Washington Post

“I teach Mary MacLane in a course on turn-of-the-century women writers (American and British), with the title ‘New Woman’ Fiction: Sex, Subversion, and Pseudonyms. Mary MacLane is daring and distinctive not only in her attitude, but in her subject matter… She may well be the first to chronicle—in detail—the eating of a batch of brown sugar fudge or a single green olive, and to pay tribute not only to her face, her hair, and her legs, but also to her blood, liver, stomach, lungs, heart, nerves, and intestines. Her books, lacking a linear structure, consist of collections of her observations about Butte, beauty, brutality, Bohemianism—all as reflections by and of herself.”
—Shoshana Milgram Knapp, Professor at Virginia Tech

The Oasis

by Mary McCarthy

“Her prose is economical without being austere, witty without extravagance, tense and dramatic in its development from sentence to paragraph, clean as a chime. . . Her intelligence and learning are dazzling.” —The New York Times

“Miss McCarthy earned recognition for her cool, analytic intelligence and her exacting literary voice—a voice capable of moving from the frivolously feminine to the willfully cerebral, from girlish insouciance to bare-knuckled fury.” —Michiko Kakutani

Havana Real

by Yoani Sánchez

“This book is a treasure trove of rich and provocative vignettes of daily life in today’s “post-revolutionary” Cuba written by the island’s best known and award-winning blogger, Yoani Sánchez. Expertly introduced and translated into English by M.J. Porter, these scores of brief snap-shots effectively dispense with tired revolutionary mythology revealing instead one young woman’s valiant struggles as a pioneering citizen journalist in a largely disconnected country in our increasingly digital age.” —Ted Henken, Professor at Baruch College

“Other books offer a glance at Cuba still under a Castro, but none can compare with this remarkable diary of a life most can only imagine… unequivocally highly recommended not just just for all who are interested in Cuba today, but for fans of memoir, non-U.S. women’s perspectives, and all who are concerned with human rights.” —Library Journal