Vivian Gornick

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Vivian Gornick (born 14 June 1935)[1] is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist. For many years she wrote for the Village Voice. She currently teaches writing at The New School. For the 2007-2008 academic year, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • In Search of Ali Mahmoud: an American Woman in Egypt (1973, Saturday Review Press)
  • The Romance of American Communism (1977)
  • Essays in Feminism (1978)
  • Women in Science: 100 Journeys into the Territory (1983)
  • Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (1987, FSG)
  • Approaching Eye Level (1996)
  • The End of the Novel of Love (1997, Beacon Press)
  • The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative (2001, FSG)
  • The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton (2005, FSG)
  • The Men in My Life (2008, MIT Press) [National Book Critics Circle Award finalist for criticism]
  • Women in Science: Then and Now (2009, The Feminist Press at CUNY)
  • The Ancient Dream (Sep/Oct 2010, Boston Review)
  • Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life. (2011, Yale University Press)


  1. ^ Library of Congress authority file (accessed 2 June 2013).

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