The Female Man

TitleThe Female Man
Year for Search1975
AuthorsRuss, Joanna [Ruth](1937-2011)
Date Published1975
PublisherBantam Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author
Annotation

A complex feminist novel that includes a eutopia without men. The focus of the novel is on three women who are genetically identical but, as a result of the different worlds they live in, completely different. See also 1972 Russ, “When It Changed”.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1977, with an “Introduction” by Marilyn Hacker (v-xxvii); Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1986; in Radical Utopias (New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1990), separately paged. U.K. ed. London: Gollancz, 2010, with an “Introduction” by Gwyneth Jones (ix-xii); and in Russ, Novels and Stories. Ed. Nicole Rudick (New York: The Library of America, 2023), 1-191, with a Chronology on 681-694 that includes chronologically references to Russ’s publications, notes on the text on 694 and 697, and notes on 699-702. Selections from throughout the novel are rpt. as “A Few Things I Know About Whileaway.” The New Improved Sun: An Anthology of Utopian S-F. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), 82-97 with an editor’s note on 81.

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Author Note

Female author (1937-2011).

Full Text

1975 Russ, Joanna [Ruth] (1937-2011). The Female Man. New York: Bantam Books. Rpt. Boston, MA: Gregg Press, 1977, with an “Introduction” by Marilyn Hacker (v-xxvii); Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1986; in Radical Utopias (New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1990), separately paged. U.K. ed. London: Gollancz, 2010, with an “Introduction” by Gwyneth Jones (ix-xii); and in Russ, Novels and Stories. Ed. Nicole Rudick (New York: The Library of America, 2023), 1-191, with a Chronology on 681-694 that includes chronologically references to Russ’s publications, notes on the text on 694 and 697, and notes on 699-702. Selections from throughout the novel are rpt. as “A Few Things I Know About Whileaway.” The New Improved Sun: An Anthology of Utopian S-F. Ed. Thomas M[ichael] Disch (New York: Harper & Row, 1975), 82-97 with an editor’s note on 81. PSt

A complex feminist novel that includes a eutopia without men. The focus of the novel is on three women who are genetically identical but, as a result of the different worlds they live in, completely different. See also 1972 Russ, “When It Changed”. Female author.