Notes From The Third Year: Women’s Liberation.
NY: Notes From The Third Year, 1971. 4to. Wrps., staple bound. 142pp. Photo-illustrated.
The third and final anthology of radical feminist writing, organised into six sections: Liberating History; Women’s Experience; Theory and Analysis; Building a Movement; The Arts; and Bibliography.
The editorial points out that the journal’s contents reflect the expansion of the women’s movement, and states that “this year has seen fewer manifestoes and more work on specific issues such as prostitution, women’s literature, rape, and lesbianism. It has been a period of intensive rather than extensive analysis.”
Contributors include Cellestine Ware (“Black Feminism”); Susan Brownmiller (“Speaking Out on Prostitution”); Mary Daly (“The Spiritual Dimension of Women’s Liberation”); Pamela Kearon and Barbara Mehrof (“Rape: An Act of Terror”); Radicalesbians (“The Woman Identified Woman”); Carol Payne (“Consciousness Raising: A Dead End?”); and Ann Snitow (“Women’s Private Writings: Anaïs Nin”).
The bibliography lists several recently published key texts on feminism, including Shulamith Firestone’s “The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution”, Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics”, and “Sisterhood is Powerful”, an anthology edited by Robin Morgan.
Newsprint pages and edges of wrappers slightly age-toned; UK price pencilled to upper wrapper; o/w Very Good.