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You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down, Alice Walker. Harvest, 1981.

Walker’s second collection of short stories, originally published in 1971. “These fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. No longer do they excuse the aggression of others, no longer are they suspended in their unhappy condition. The women here claim every bit of the space they make.” (Alice Walker’s Garden).

“These are stories from a woman who has under her control as a writer a wide range of material, from the lives of the ordinary poor to the lives of artists and academics, from political organizers to well-heeled businessmen, and who can enter their experiences with sympathy but without sentimentality. (Marge Piercy, Washington Post)

• vintage softcover
• no markings
• good condition