On Fiction and Essential Anger: Merrill Joan Gerber’s “The Hysterectomy Waltz” Reviewed

The Hysterectomy Waltz by Merrill Joan Gerber Dzanc Books; 194 p. At a recent panel discussion on women in criticism, many of the participants expressed a perceived bias against anger in the writing of women. Some explained, that as women, they felt they couldn’t let loose on a topic, though a man could, for fear of being perceived as a shrew. As a male writer, it feels inappropriate for me to opine on this issue, but I can say, after […]

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