`Writing with her signature blend of poetry and polemics, Naomi Wolf delivers a fiercely courageous portrait of female sexuality in the twenty-first century. As usual, Wolf writes what others are afraid to say´ --Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestseller Quiet ´Naomi Wolf has tried hard to look at female sexuality as it really is, not as pop culture or political correctness would like it to be . . .The science of female arousal is complex and woefully neglected, and Wolf has done us all a favour by trying to drag it into the mainstream´ Jemima Lewis, Mail on Sunday ´Wolf´s tome could not be better timed . . . at a time when Western women´s bodies have never been more highly politicised, the one person who might be able to shine a ray of light . . . has to be Wolf. Perhaps this history will do for twenty-first-century activism what The Beauty Myth did for nineties feminists . . . Wolf is exploring territory we haven´t heard about since Germaine Greer in the seventies´ Viv Groskop, Independent on Sunday ´Worth respecting, even celebrating . . . there is [here] a very intriguing thesis about love . . . If you are one of those School of Cosmo feminists who has been arguing for decades that women should be more like men sexually . . . then Wolf´s take is genuinely revolutionary´ Sarah Vine, The Times ´Part memoir, part cultural history and part scientific journey around women´s sexuality, the best elements of which illuminate how little women generally know about their own anatomy´ Emma Brockes, Guardian
From South Park to Kathy Acker, and from Lars Von Trier to Sex and the City, women´s sexual organs are demonized. Rees traces the fascinating evolution of this demonization, considering how calling the ´´c-word´´ obscene both legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of women globally. Rees demonstrates how writers, artists, and filmmakers contend with the dilemma of the vagina´s puzzlingly ´´covert visibility´´. In our postmodern, porn-obsessed culture, vaginas appear to be everywhere, literally or symbolically but, crucially, they are as silenced as they are objectified. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History examines the paradox of female genitalia through five fields of artistic expression: literature, film, TV, visual, and performance art. There is a peculiar paradox - unlike any other - regarding female genitalia. Rees focuses on this paradox of what is termed the ´´covert visibility´´ of the vagina and on its monstrous manifestations. That is, what happens when the female body refuses to be pathologized, eroticized, or rendered subordinate to the will or intention of another? Common, and often offensive, slang terms for the vagina can be seen as an attempt to divert attention away from the reality of women´s lived sexual experiences such that we don´t ´´look´´ at the vagina itself - slang offers a convenient distraction to something so taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History is an important contribution to the ongoing debate in understanding the feminine identity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Polly Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021170/bk_adbl_021170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the year 1925 Marie Bonaparte, a direct descendant of Napoleon and immensely rich, asked the help of Sigmund Freud to perform a psychoanalytic therapy to cure what she called ´´orgasmic abnormality´´.After the therapy failed, Marie Bonaparte underwent three surgical operations to move the clitoris closer to the vagina, with the purpose of achieving her vaginal orgasmic capacity. She fails again and decides to devote herself to psychoanalysis, creates the Psychoanalytic Society of Paris and becomes an important personality in the international psychoanalytic community. Between 1925 and 1939, the year of Freud´s death, a relationship of friendship, cooperation, and solidarity developed between them, which led to the extraordinary help of Marie Bonaparte to obtain the Freud´s exit visas from Austria and his acceptance as a refugee in England in 1938. This audiobook allows us to approach the intimacy of the relationship between Freud and Bonaparte, the details of the creation and development of psychoanalysis and the horrors of the Nazi irruption in Austria after the annexation. Get this audiobook now to learn the details of a piece of European history between the two world wars! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154042/bk_acx0_154042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
En el año 1925 María Bonaparte, descendiente directa de Napoleón y poseedora de una inmensa fortuna, pide la ayuda de Sigmund Freud para realizar una terapia sicoanalítica para curarse de lo que ella denominaba ´´anormalidad orgásmica”.Fracasada la terapia, María Bonaparte realiza una serie de 3 operaciones quirúrgicas para acercar el clítoris a la vagina, con el objeto de lograr su capacidad orgásmica vaginal.Fracasa nuevamente y decide dedicarse al sicoanálisis, crea la Sociedad Psicoanalítica de Paris y se convierte en una personalidad importante en la comunidad sicoanalítica internacional.Entre 1925 y el año 1939, año de la muerte de Freud se desarrolla entre los dos una relación de amistad, de cooperación, de solidaridad, que se materializó en la extraordinaria ayuda de María Bonaparte para obtener las visas de salida de Freud de Austria y su ingreso como refugiado en Inglaterra en 1938. Este libro permite aproximarse a la intimidad de la relación ente Freud y Bonaparte, a los detalles de la creación y desarrollo del sicoanálisis y a los horrores de la irrupción nazi en Austria luego de la Anexión.¡Descargue este audiolibro para enterarse los detalles de un trozo de historia de Europa Central entre las dos guerras mundiales y del sicoanálisis! Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. 1. Spanish. M. Bella. http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122064/bk_acx0_122064_sample.mp3.
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement - V-Day - to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate, and wise, Eve Ensler´s Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women´s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who hears it will ever look at a woman´s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. ´´I am so pleased to present this just-recorded audio edition of my play for people to hear in America and around the world,´´ Ensler said. ´´Often during my travels performing and in discussions about The Vagina Monologues, many people have asked me to make a recording so that they could listen to it again and again. With the online introduction coming just before V-Day 2001, it also means a lot to me that the audible.com sales of The Vagina Monologues will help support the expanding movement to stop violence against women.´´ Hear an Interview with Eve Ensler! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000036/bk_rhau_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina - and consequently, how we understand women - from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth. When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers, much to her own astonishment, an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the vagina is not merely flesh, but an intrinsic component of the female brain - and thus has a fundamental connection to female consciousness itself. Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina: A New Biography draws on this set of insights about ´´the mind-vagina connection´´ to reveal new information about what women really need, and considers what a sexual relationship - and a relationship to the self - transformed by these insights could look like. Exhilarating and groundbreaking, Vagina: A New Biography combines rigorous science, explained for lay listeners, with cultural history and deeply personal considerations of the role of female desire in female identity, creativity, and confidence, from interviewees of all walks of life. Heralded by Publishers Weekly as one of the best science books of the year, it is a provocative and deeply engaging book that elucidates the ties between a woman´s experience of her vagina and her sense of self; her impulses, dreams, and courage; and her role in love and in society in completely new and revelatory ways sure to provoke impassioned conversation. A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina: A New Biography explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications of this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs for women and for society as a whole, from a writer wh 1. Language: English. Narrator: Therese Plummer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005834/bk_adbl_005834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The best-selling author of Vagina illuminates a dramatic history - how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day. That law was the Obscene Publications Act, and it was a crucial turning point. Why? Because dissent and morality, ´deviancy´ and ´normalcy´, unprintable and printable were suddenly lawful concepts in the modern sense. This new law effectively invented modern obscenity. Before 1857 it wasn´t ´homosexuality´ - a term that didn´t yet exist - that was a crime but simply the act of sodomy. But in a single stroke, not only was love between men illegal, but anything referring to this love also became obscene, unprintable, unspeakable. And writers, editors and printers became the gatekeepers with a responsibility to uphold the morals of the society - followed by serious criminal penalties if they didn´t. And as the act evolved, joined by other laws against sexual representation and speech, making their way to courts, the authors´ or artists´ intentions were deemed immaterial. What mattered was if the work in question had a ´tendency...to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall´. Wolf paints the dramatic ways this set of laws and consolidation of what we would call homophobia and censorship, played out among a bohemian group of sexual dissidents, including Walt Whitman in America and the homosexual English critic John Addington Symonds - in love with Whitman´s homoerotic voice in Leaves of Grass - decades before the infamous 1895 trial of Oscar Wilde. She retrieves forgotten history of men and even young teenage boys, executed at the Old Bailey for ´sodomy´ or even ´the attempt´. Algernon Charles Swinburne, Dante and Christina Rossetti, Walter Pater and painter Simeon Solomon, were among the writers and artists, and countless booksellers and printers, whose lives were 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patricia Rodriguez. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/002295/bk_twuk_002295_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year, retreating into herself and communicating only when absolutely necessary. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language, and in Unspeakable she asks what makes us silent.From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and the aftermath of natural disaster to the taboo of coming out, Shawcross explores how and why words fail us. From the mountains of Nepal to New York´s theatre district, she travels the world meeting people who constantly wrestle with language. She studies the work of George Oppen, a poet who couldn´t write a line for 25 years; interviews Eve Ensler, whose play The Vagina Monologues gave voice to the truths of female sexuality; and meets the founders of The Samaritans, who have been listening silently to those in need since the 1950s.A beguiling mix of memoir, history, literary criticism and investigative journalism, Unspeakable is a moving and unprecedented study of the power of silence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Shawcross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000733/bk_cnon_000733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hilarious collection, you´ll find essays like ´´Thoughts About My First Agent’s Girlfriend’s Vagina”, wherein Olivia skewers what it’s like to live in Hollywood. In ´´Sex: What You Can Do to Help Yourself Have More of It”, she frankly gets down to the business of getting it on, including advice on how to appropriately wrap it and bag it. In ´´What to Do When the Robots Invade (Yes, When!)” Olivia offers valuable information on...what to do when the robots invade! And just when you thought she couldn’t get any more geeky, she can. This book also includes such handy treasures as a timeline of great moments in geek history and an unofficial FAQ section. Suck It, Wonder Woman! brings Olivia Munn’s unique humor, incredible wit, and lightning-fast costume changes to a world that needs more scrapbooking, sea monkeys, and, for the love of God, a freakin´ hoverboard! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Olivia Munn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001102/bk_aren_001102_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.