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October 1, 2010
Dreamers of a New Day
Bluestockings Bookstore
October 1, 2010
7.00pm - 8.30pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
Discussion and Q&A with historian Sheila Rowbotham

Join renowned feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham to discuss her new book, Dreamers of a New Day: Women Who Invented the Twentieth Century, described in Bookforum as "a revelatory new history":

"It may sound like a small thing to acknowledge that women at the turn of the century differed in their visions of utopia, but the fierce individualism of the women Rowbotham profiles here is something most chroniclers would push aside for the sake of narrative simplicity. It's this resistance to conventional storytelling that makes Dreamers so moving, the willingness to present a pastiche of quotations from pamphlets and letters and novels, to reveal the messy process of reinvention rather than merely reporting its conclusion. Instead of stern teleology, we get sporting play." [Kerry Howley, Bookforum]

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.