Her Brilliant Career

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Her Brilliant Career

Author : Rachel Cooke
ISBN : 9780062333889
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.67 MB
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An exuberant group biography—"a splendidly various collection of 'brief lives' written with both gusto and sensitivity" (The Guardian)—that follows ten women in 1950s Britain whose pioneering lives paved the way for feminism and laid the foundation of modern women's success. In Her Brilliant Career, Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s—pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These plucky and ambitious individuals—among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, a race car driver—left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman. Daring and independent, these remarkable unsung heroines—whose obscurity makes their accomplishments all the more astonishing and relevant —loved passionately, challenged men's control, made their own mistakes, and took life on their own terms, breaking new ground and offering inspiration. Their individual portraits gradually form a landscape of 1950s culture, and women's unique—and rapidly evolving—role. Before there could be a Danica Patrick, there had to be a Sheila van Damm; before there was Barbara Walters, there was Nancy Spain; before there was Kathryn Bigelow, came Muriel Box. The pioneers of Her Brilliant Career forever changed the fabric of culture, society, and the work force. This is the Fifties, retold: vivid, surprising and, most of all, modern. Her Brilliant Career is illustrated with more than 80 black-and-white photographs.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Her Brilliant Career
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Rachel Cooke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-31 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In her apron and rubber gloves, a smile lipsticked permanently across her face, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultural symbol of all that we are most grateful to have sloughed off. A homely compliant creature, she knows little or nothing of sex, and stands no chance at
Miles Franklin
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Colin Roderick
Categories: Novelists, Australian
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Her Brilliant Career
Language: en
Pages: 709
Authors: Jill Roe
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Born in the Australian bush, Stella Miles Franklin became an international publishing sensation in 1901, at the age of 21, with My Brilliant Career, whose portrayal of an ambitious and independent woman defying social expectations still captivates readers. In a magisterial biography, Jill Roe details Miles' extraordinary life. Early success
Her Brilliant Career
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: Rachel Cooke (Journalist)
Categories: Nineteen fifties
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

In her apron and rubber gloves, a smile lipsticked permanently across her face, the woman of the Fifties has become a cultural symbol of all that we are most grateful to have sloughed off. A homely compliant creature, she knows little or nothing of sex, and stands no chance at
Their Brilliant Careers
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ryan O'Neill
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-05 - Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books

The fantastic lives of sixteen extraordinary Australian writers. A work of remarkable scholarship from one of the foremost literary biographers of our time, Their Brilliant Careers is an enthralling and magisterial study of the lives of sixteen neglected Australian writers. In these impeccably researched mini-biographies, Ryan O’Neill portrays the greatest