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The stories are organized into bits about being in the hospital, stories about life after the hospital, losers who are mostly people who have been in and out of the spacfsobituaries of people who have died, and suicides of people the author has known. And then, in a turn that still mystifies her admirers, she withdrew from both the movement and from public life.

Don’t have an account? She was covered with sores, and wearing only a blanket to beg in. Apr 30, Kate Hunc rated dpaces really liked it.

Airless spaces

The specific ailess or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Not long after that, she disappeared from the street entirely.


The first news of her death read like a cautionary tale—a wake-up call for women who choose to reject sjulamith security of conventional family life. Decades later Firestone re-emerged with a small, startling book called Airless Spacesa fictionalized chronicle of her later life, that spoke in vignettes to her years spent in and out of mental hospitals. I did not see this as a meeting with a fellow theorist. Jessica rated it it was amazing Dec 07, Patrickkwon rated it really shulaamith it Feb 20, Preview — Airless Spaces by Shulamith Firestone.

Obituaries further described the loss of a fearless writer and thinker whose work remains underappreciated, and among younger readers, largely unknown. I’m still trying to figure out the right way to praise this book Emily rated it it was amazing Feb 14, Online Only January 22, Arilessshe authored The Dialectic of Sex: She continued to paint and to write, but in later years was plagued by mental illness and stymied by the medications and institutions that kept her from self-destruction.

Those of us who never knew Firestone cannot remember her as those who knew her can.

It was one of the A collection of short stories, set among the disappeared and darkened sectors of New York City, about characters who fall prey to an increasingly bureaucratized poverty. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions.

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Airless Spaces by Shulamith Firestone

How a book this short can both feel so long and cause a reader so much damage is pretty amazing. Paperbackpages.

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In late August ofFirestone reportedly was found dead in her apartment on East 10th Street, where she lived alone. Sep 02, JSA Lowe rated it it was amazing. The result is a series of devastating observations made entirely without rhetoric. And she gave us one hell of a ride.

Other inconsistencies, repetitions in the record, and different ideas about her have been allowed to stand, with the hope that the connections linking these writers to Firestone, her particular moment, and her legacy come alive on the page.

But as if unsatisfied by this account, admirers of her early work still wondered: Some features of Spacees will not be available.

Preview this item Preview this item. Shulamith Firestone also called Shulie was a Jewish, Canadian-born feminist.