The Bleeding Heart

The Bleeding Heart By the author of the groundbreaking feminist novel The Women s Room The Bleeding Heart is a compelling novel about the devastating power of marriage and the unexpected power of love A love story for

By the author of the groundbreaking feminist novel The Women s Room, The Bleeding Heart is a compelling novel about the devastating power of marriage and the unexpected power of love A love story for and about adults, it speaks to the hearts and minds of women and men everywhere Dolores and Victor are both successful, both Americans living alone in England They meetBy the author of the groundbreaking feminist novel The Women s Room, The Bleeding Heart is a compelling novel about the devastating power of marriage and the unexpected power of love A love story for and about adults, it speaks to the hearts and minds of women and men everywhere Dolores and Victor are both successful, both Americans living alone in England They meet and fall instantly in love, only to discover they agree on nothing From the start they know they have only one year together Their affair is sometimes bitter, always passionate, and, in the end, an extraordinary revelation for them both.

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  1. She attended Hofstra University then Hofstra College where she also received a master s degree in English in 1964 She married Robert M French Jr in 1950 the couple divorced in 1967 She later attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in 1972 Years later she became an instructor at Hofstra University.In her work, French asserted that women s oppression is an intrinsic part of the male dominated global culture Beyond Power On Women, Men and Morals 1985 is a historical examination of the effects of patriarchy on the world.French s 1977 novel, The Women s Room, follows the lives of Mira and her friends in 1950s and 1960s America, including Val, a militant radical feminist The novel portrays the details of the lives of women at this time and also the feminist movement of this era in the United States At one point in the book the character Val says all men are rapists This quote has often been incorrectly attributed to Marilyn French herself French s first book was a thesis on James Joyce.French was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 1992 This experience was the basis for her book A Season in Hell A Memoir 1998.She was also mentioned in the 1982 ABBA song, The Day Before You Came The lyrics that mentioned French were I must have read a while, the latest one by Marilyn French or something in that style.French died from heart failure at age 79 on May 2, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City She is survived by her son Robert and daughter Jamie.

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  1. All the angsty romance I ve been reading lately has had one well, probably myriad, but let s stick to one for now thing in common the protagonists are young Early to mid twenties Just starting out in life, overcoming childhood tragedy Which has got me thinking why not angst about older people And then The Bleeding Heart came up, and now I know why Maybe Angsty romance with older protagonists in this case, in their fifties, I think, so a little older than I was aiming for, but that s irrelevant i [...]


  2. Re reading this book is my attempt to find a calm place there was a six year interval Bleeding Heart evokes the hurt that shares space with our gender roles and identities speaks of a war between men and women who may not even be aware of waging the war but ending up as victims anyway, of bloodless battles that leave them bleeding nevertheless But are these really bloodless battles There were women who bled in such battles many bleed still There were men who stained their hands with blood of oth [...]



  3. My very forward thinking mother bought me this novel back in the mid 1980s I loved it I really should sit and read it again now that I m older and life has had it s way with me P 5


  4. The Bleeding Heart by Marilyn French is an Open Road Intergrated Media publication I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in conjunction with Retro Romance reading group in exchange for an honest review.Dolores and Victor are two strangers on a train Yes, that s how the book really starts out They begin an affair that has a time frame attached to it They will have a year together and then they will go about their lives as they had before the affair The relationship is [...]


  5. I have to say that I did not get on very well with this book I struggled to get through it I enjoyed the location, Oxford, England, but found the rest of the book held little for me.It was an unusual romance In principle the idea was interesting, but I found the narrative tedious There were extremely large sections that just seemed to be undirected rambling and whining about the past by the main characters, Dolores and Victor.There was a lot of back story, presumably designed to indicate to the [...]


  6. Hate is a strong word, but I really did not love this book and my desire to just be done with it already was in the forefront of my thoughts throughout I found this one a difficult book to read For me, it read a bit like a handbook for man hating and the main character narrator came across as a spoiled and pretentious prat the majority of the time The random poetic moments mad ramblings did not add any reason for me to love this As I read, I kept hoping for one of those life changing moments whe [...]


  7. Dolores meets Victor on a train, they seduce each other without a word being spoken, fall into bed and embark on an affair loaded with baggage They fight the baggage of many relationships and Victor s marriage in their relationship while trying to live a lifetime in the year they have together before returning to their previous lives They fight and they love intensely They tear each other up and put each other back together again Both have damaged lives filled with tragedy, pain and moments, mom [...]


  8. Dit boek deed mij op twee gedachten hinken Aan de ene kant beschrijft op bijna lyrische wijze de affaire die de Amerikaanse Dolores in Engeland krijgt met een daar voor zaken verblijvende landgenoot Mooi beschreven scenes vol passie en alleen al interessant omdat in de literatuur de liefde tussen personages met volwassen kinderen onderbelicht is.French verpest haar boek echter met paginalang gezeur over hoe slecht en onbetrouwbaar mannen wel niet zijn Dit tot op het punt dat je denkt wat een eno [...]


  9. Zij heeft een beetje gelijk Ik ben met haar eens, maar niet 100%.Het is waar dat wij de vrouwen in een mannenwereld leven, maar zij is overgedreven Het is niet zo zwart Er zijn goede en slechte mannen, aan de andere kant zijn er goede en slechte vrouwen Er zijn mannen die helemaal controle over hen vrouwen hebben, maar sommige vrouwen zijn altijd de lijders Nu kunnen de vrouwen hen eigen plek in het leven zelf kiezen Het is afhankelijk aan haar, niet aan de mannen.


  10. the least i say about this the better basically a story of how women think about men and vice versa dolores seems stuck in the stone age everything is black or white, never grey if every woman thought like her nobody would get married bev


  11. I haven t read this book in years but I really loved it It s at its heart a love story about two adults who meet and connect It s not your typical romantic book, but it has a lot of feminist elements and I really learned a lot from it.


  12. The language in it, or rather the unmotivated swops between poetic aspirations and normal novel where quite horrible I read it in swedish and I really do hope it was a bad translation There s some interesting thoughts in it though.




  13. A feminist and an old fashioned man meet in England and fall in love, all the while knowing he must return to his wife in a year s time.



  14. Somewhat bloated are there no editors any and dated But a good story and her character development is nice.



  15. Loved this book back in the 80 s Found it a succint and powerful summation of the relationship between men and women.


  16. I have read this book over and over There areno bad guys, just good people like us Living the life they want but circumscribed by others I want a Victor.




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