Vivian Gornick

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Vivian Gornick
Born (1935-06-14) June 14, 1935 (age 81)
The Bronx, New York City
Occupation Author, memoirist, essayist
Nationality American
Subject Cultural history, memoir
Notable works In Search of Ali Mahmoud: an American Woman in Egypt (1973), Fierce Attachments: a Memoir (1987), Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life (2011), The Odd Woman and the City (2015)

Vivian Gornick (born 14 June 1935 in The Bronx, New York City)[1][2] is an American critic, journalist, essayist, and memoirist. She was a reporter for the Village Voice from 1969 to 1977.[3] Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and many other publications. She has published eleven books; the most recent, The Odd Woman and the City, was published in May, 2015.[4] She teaches writing at The New School. For the 2007-2008 academic year, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. In the 2014-15 academic year, she was the Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa.[5]

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • In Search of Ali Mahmoud: an American Woman in Egypt (1973, Saturday Review Press) (Nominated for the 1974 National Book Award)
  • The Romance of American Communism (1977, Basic Books)
  • Essays in Feminism (1978, Harper & Row)
  • Women in Science: Portraits from a World in Transition (1983, Simon & Schuster)[6]
  • Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (1987, Farrar, Straus and Giroux )
  • Approaching Eye Level (1996, Beacon Press)
  • The End of the Novel of Love (1997, Beacon Press; Nominated for the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism)
  • The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative (2001, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • The Solitude of Self: Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton (2005, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • 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; Finalist for the 2011 National Jewish Book Award)
  • The Odd Woman and the City (May 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress authority file (accessed 2 June 2013).
  2. ^ Tresa Grauer, entry on Vivian Gornick, Jewish Women's Archives Encyclopedia, URL=http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/gornick-vivian
  3. ^ Tresa Grauer, entry on Vivian Gornick, Jewish Women's Archives Encyclopedia, URL=http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/gornick-vivian
  4. ^ "Richard Preston | Department of English | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". english.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Visiting Writers Series | Department of English | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University of Iowa". english.uiowa.edu. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  6. ^ Gornick, Vivian (1983-01-01). Women in Science: Portraits from a World in Transition. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 9780671417383. 
  7. ^ University of Iowa biography of Vivian Gornick, | URl=http://english.uiowa.edu/people/vivian-gornick

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