Praxis

praxisPraxis
by Fay Weldon
1978  / 256 pages
Rating – 5

What did I not enjoy about Praxis?  Basically, it felt really dated to me.  This is a book from the “consciousness-raising” era of women’s lit.   The era in which Doris Lessing (whether she intended it or not) and Marilyn French were all the rage.  I loved some of those books – yup, my consciousness was raised – but that only goes so far.

The book is probably okay to read as history  – a peek into the times and so on.  I doubt young women of today would understand what it was about – the societal oppression of women being entirely blamed on men and the women who were seriously damaged and those who went along – but what choice was there?

NY Times review – 1978:
http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/10/25/specials/weldon-praxis.html

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