Men Explain Things to Me
by Solnit, Rebecca (Y) | Literature & literary studies
Hardback | 144 pages
A landmark, incendiary collection from one of the leading essayists working today.
Inspiring everyone from radical activists to Beyonce Knowles, Rebecca Solnit’s essay ‘Men Explain Things to Me’ has become a touchstone of the feminist movement and established her as one of the leading thinkers of our time. Here it is collected along with the best of Solnit’s feminist writings. From French sex scandals to the nuclear family, rape culture to mansplaining, Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as ‘issues’ at all. With grace, wit and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker. ‘Solnit is a compelling writer with a glorious turn of phrase’ Evening Standard