The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary
Ann Snitow is Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies at Lang College, The New School, in New York City. A longtime activist, Snitow has cofounded The Network of East-West Women, No More Nice Girls, and New York Radical Feminists. She has written for The Village Voice, The Nation, The Women’s Review of Books, Dissent, and many other publications, and is coeditor of Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality and The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation.
Doubt’s Visionary: Doris Lessing
This piece surveys Lessing’s career, including descriptions of how this writer, moving through very different genres, including both traditional realism and science fiction, finds ways to warn and chastise her readers for dozing off while driving right off the cliff of political mayhem and ecological disaster. The books discussed in some depth are: Documents Relating to the Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire; The Good Terrorist; Mara and Dann: An Adventure; and The Story of General Dann and Mara’s Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog. Lessing is a Jeremiah, announcing oncoming destruction in these often strange but always compelling novels.