Marilyn Yalom (born 1932) is a feminist author and historian. She is a senior scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. She served as the institute's director from 1984 to 1985.
Her writing Birth of the Chess Queen was inspired by, on a visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, seeing a small carved ivory image of a Madonna and Child, described as a chess piece; she concluded that it was intended as a devotional object but had been made by an ivory carver accustomed to making chess pieces.
Awards and honors
- A History of the Wife
- A History of the Breast
- Blood Sisters
- The French Revolution in Women's History
- Maternity, Mortality, and the Literature of Madness
- Birth of the Chess Queen
- How the French Invented Love
- "Marilyn Yalom. Senior Scholar. Clayman Institute Director, 1984-1985".
- Washington Weaver The Alliterating Philosopher: Philosophy Can Be Phun 2010 - Page 52 "Marilyn Yalom is married to the twentieth century's most influential American psychotherapist whose name is Dr. Irvin Yalom."
- "The American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist". The American Library in Paris Book Award. The American Library in Paris. September 2013.
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