TWIST AND SHOUT

A DECADE OF FEMINIST WRITING IN THIS MAGAZINE

The ‘Mother Jones’ of Canada, This Magazine has showcased magnificent critical writing for more than a decade. Through various articles, writers of the calibre of Margaret Atwood, Susan G. Cole, Timothy Findley, Katherine Govier, Myrna Kostash, Linda McQuaig, and Libby Scheier have explored and exposed a broad spectrum of women's issues, concerns and experiences. In Twist and Shout, Susan Crean has taken thirty-five of the best pieces and created a document which paints a provocative and compelling picture of women in contemporary society as seen by some of its most astute observers.

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"Twist and Shout ... re-produce(s) the rich polyphony of feminisms in journalism and the art world that is the strength of the feminist movement in North America"

EDITOR'S NOTE

Most of the articles in this anthology were published in the 1980s. The subjects range from science to culture, from Native Rights to international affairs to Hollywood movies, but all have a feminist bent. Eleven are features by writers like Margaret Atwood (“Nationalism, Socialism and Feminism”), Carole Corbeil (“Ivan’s Adventures in Babyland”) Linda McQuaig (“A Canadian Reporter in the West Bank”) and Lenore Keeshig-Tobias (“For as Long as the Rivers Flow”), with other features by Sandy Frances Duncan, Moira Farr, Katherine Govier, Lee Lakeman, Fauzia Rafiq and Libby Scheier. Between 1986 and 1991, I edited a column for the magazine which we cheekily called Female Complaints. Unlike most columns, this one had no resident writer and was meant to circulate so that “its voice would be plural, its personal an amalgam of the attitudes and pre-occupations of all those joining the circle.” Twenty-one women (and Timothy Findley) created it and eighteen of the articles are found here. Contributors included: Rosemary Sullivan, Heather Menzies, Susan G. Cole, Maggie Helwig, Alison Dickie, Dionne Brand and Joyce Nelson.

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Editor: Susan Crean
Pages: 274
Subjects: Women Social conditions, Feminism, Canadian Writers, Canadian Female Writers, Anthology

Publisher: Sumach Press; Three O'Clock Press

Publication Year: 1992

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