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by Andrea Dworkin

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Andrea Dworkin
Four Walls Eight Windows (January 12, 1993)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. If Andrea Dworkin is the Malcolm X of feminism, then this novel is her version of his autobiography.

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American feminist writer. Dworkin also submitted into evidence a copy of Boreman's book Ordeal, as an example of the abuses that she hoped to remedy, saying "The only thing atypical about Linda is that she has had the courage to make a public fight against what has happened to her. And whatever you come up with, it has to help her or it's not going to help anyone". Dworkin's second novel, Mercy, was published in the United Kingdom in 1990

Published 1980 by Frog in the Well Press. Published 1989; 1993 Lawrence Hill Books. All formats (13MB) – Primary Download.

Published 1980 by Frog in the Well Press. PDF (6MB) – Primary Download. Published 1990; 1993.

ISBN 10: 0941423883 ISBN 13: 9780941423885. Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993.

Mercy: A Novel (1993). I actually think Andrea Dworkin was one of the most badass persons in history. I often disagree with her & her opinions, but she was an excellent writer and had ovaries of steel. I mean, how in the world is this worse than Paradoxia: A Predator's Diary? In fact, it's better. But Lydia Lunch is a countercultural icon and Dworkin is boring and sanctimonious and FAT (the worst sin) and blah-blah-blah ask anyone. Well, like, shut u. h, and the way she writes about sex would do honor to any of her "sex-positive" rivals.

M y name is Andrea I told him. It meansmanhood or courage. It meansmanhood or courage n 1946.

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Andrea Rita Dworkin (September 26, 1946 – April 9, 2005) was an American radical feminist and writer. I'm a radical feminist, not the fun kind. Dworkin on Dworkin," an interview originally published in Off Our Backs, reprinted in Radically Speaking: Feminism Reclaimed Ed. by Renate Klein and Diane Bell

“If Andrea Dworkin is the Malcolm X of feminism, then this novel is her version of his autobiography. . . . She is brilliant, her anger is a polished and dangerous instrument, and even some of the people she’s marked as enemies can hope she finds her way.” –– Madison Smartt Bell, Chicago Tribune
  • This is a greatly misunderstood work. Oddly enough, <Mercy's> most ardent opponents seem to be the feminist intelligensia (who Dworkin depredates as those waving the "intellectual feminism" banner) who understand this book as a reckless and irresponsible call for violent retributivism against all men. Dworkin writes powerfully and passionately, and it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the novel's narrator ("Andrea")replicates Dworkin's personal views of justice. Rather, this novel interrogates conventional notions of justice and mercy and asks us, the reader, to consider the circumstances of Andrea's life in understanding her conduct at the novel's conclusion.
    The novel's feminism is not achieved by baldly inciting all women to violence. Rather, Dworkin points out that: 1) the violence that has been, and is, perpetrated against women is genocidal, and that men have engaged in literal war against them. 2) The judicial system takes litle note of women's experiences in sexual assault, child custody, and other such hearings, and reinforces gender-biased interpetations of women. Dworkin interrogates judicial practice by positioning the reader as the trier of fact whose sole referrant is Andrea, herself. We judge 'her' conduct according to 'her' story. It is only because the legal system fails women that the latter must employ more martial means in defending themselves.
    Whether you agree with her or not, Dworkin pens an extremely provocative work that will certainly challenge your assumptions regarding gender relations. The novel's liberal use of stream-of-consciousness techniques reinforces the immediacy and "story from the frontlines" feel of the narrative. I strongly recommend <Mercy> to anyone interested in feminist discourse.

  • Maybe it all has to do with her book, "Pornography: Men Possessing Women." But Andrea Dworkin's voice is one I can't help responding to ever since that day back in the early 1980s when I read the afore-mentioned tome. Mercy, like all Dworkin books, doesn't in fact give much. Mercy, that is. Its protagonist doesn't get much, either. As a Christian, I so wish Dworkin might have encountered (intellectually and experientially) the agape (Grace) of a God unlike the Male Deity she seems too familiar with. But that does not take away from the tale this book offers, apparently the tale of her own life. And my favorite part of all is the end chapter, a grimly humorous riff on artistic freedom that bends everything you think you know about such things into new shapes. I won't give it away by saying more. A fine, if tortured, book by a singularly compelling voice.

  • This book is a provocative and interesting story of a woman's sexual abuse. True, she does choose to live on the streets of NYC, but does that make her abuse okay? For a large portion of this book, I had little sympathy for Andrea because she chose her lifestyle. But this book really does have much to say. More than anything, I believe this book is a picture of how our childhoods effect us. No one seems ready to help Andrea, and she does not seem to know better. It is true that this book may seem a bit unrealistic in trying to get its poitn across, but, in the 2 endings, Dworkin gets the best message of this book across. In today's society, women are either submissive or labeled a "crazy" feminist. There is no in between, and that is frustrating for many of us. Our society has mixed messages of what feminism is, and, though it is 2004, there is still a strong bias, alive and well, against women. I applaud Dworkin's courage to be true to herself in writing such a novel.

  • An intense, factual, and very personal revelation about the impact on one person who has been sexually abused. No hiding or shame, Dworkin puts it all out there. Think what you want but she's been there and no one can - or should - tell her how she feels about such a devastating assault. It is NEVER the victim's fault.

    The writing technique is not the point, the continued existence of this type of viciousness is what readers may find hard to believe.

  • I would rather stab myself in the eyes than ever read this book again.

  • ...and I am wondering why it took this book for me to say them, even to myself. Never again.