Susan Griffin

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Susan Griffin (born January 26, 1943) is an eco-feminist author. She describes her work as "draw[ing] connections between the destruction of nature, the diminishment of women and racism, and trac[ing] the causes of war to denial in both private and public life."[1] In addition to her many published writings, Griffin co-wrote and narrated the award-winning 1990 documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties. She received a MacArthur grant for Peace and International Cooperation, an NEA Fellowship, and an Emmy Award for the play Voices.

Susan Griffin was born in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1943 and has resided in California since then. She currently lives in Berkeley, California.[2]

Writings (1967 to present)[edit]

  • Woman and Nature: the Roaring Inside Her (1978) Ecofeminist treatise
  • Rape: The Power of Consciousness (1979)
  • Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature (1981) Sociological aspects of pornography
  • "Sadomasochism and the erosion of self: a critical reading of Story of O," in Against Sadomasochism: A Radical Feminist Analysis, ed. Robin Ruth Linden (East Palo Alto, Calif. : Frog in the Well, 1982.), pp. 183–201
  • Unremembered Country: poems (Copper Canyon Press, 1987)
  • A Chorus of Stones: the Private Life of War (1993) Psychological aspects of violence, war, womanhood
  • The Eros of Everyday Life: Essays on Ecology, Gender and Society (1995)
  • Bending Home: Selected New Poems, 1967-1998 (Copper Canyon Press, 1998)
  • What Her Body Thought: a Journey into the Shadows (1999)
  • The Book of the Courtesans: a Catalogue of Their Virtues (2001)
  • Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (2008)
  • Transforming Terror: Remembering the Soul of the World, co-edited with Karen Lofthus Carrington (University of California Press, 2011)


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