The own room that Virginia Woolf asked for a century ago so that women could write has been filled and for this March 8 there is a barrage of editorial news that account for the change of view of the Western world in recent years.
Two of the important novelties are The double X economy (Today’s Issues) –by Linda Scott, an Oxford professor who claims that today’s unequal economic system has a male name and that if women could affect global economic decisions there would be a more successful cooperative system– and The double shift (Captain Swing), a classic from the 80s by Arlie Russell Hochschild that gave its name to the double work that women did.
In the field of feminist thought, Rebecca Solnit recounts her life in Memories of my nonexistence (Lumen / Angle) and publishes The mother of all questions (Captain Swing), a collection of essays that shows how the history of silence is linked to that of women and notes books that no woman should read, from Ayn Rand to Jack Kerouac – he repels how he abandons the young Latina in the mythical On the road-, William Burroughs y Norman Mailer.
Geneticist Sharon Moalem addresses in ‘The X factor’ why women are stronger
For his part What would De Beauvoir do …? (Larousse), by Tabi Jackson and Freya Rose, responds to everyday problems through the ideas of great feminists, and Brigitte Vasallo reflects on Inclusive language and exclusion from class (Larousse). In the scientific field, geneticist Sharon Moalem explains in The X factor (Criticism) why women are stronger than men. More science: six astrophysicists look at the universe in illustrated guide Up there (Geoplanet), in which they also pay tribute to important scientists.
Seix Barral recovers the seminal classic A room of my own Virginia Woolf, and Insumisas (Principal), by Laura Manzanera, reviews other women who, like Woolf, made history, from Hypatia and Joan of Arc to Mulan and Cristina of Sweden. More history: No place for women (Review) by Wendy Moore, about the female doctors who ran the most incredible hospital of the Great War.
Returning to the present, KO Books publishes She said , the Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey investigation that uncovered the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and activist Amarna Miller Post Virgins, Wives, Lovers, and Whores (MR). Acclaimed footballer Megan Rapinoe writes One life (Cúpula) and the director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Iolanda Batallé, makes a plea for the leadership in women in Dare to do things your way (Destination).
‘Diario de una perdida’ sold millions of books, made it to the movies and helped women’s emancipation at the beginning of the 20th century
In literature of the now-defunct Jacqueline Harpman the novel is recovered I, who never knew anything about men (Alianza / Llibres del periscopi), a novel about 40 women prisoners liberated for years in a depopulated world. The editorial walk recovers Diary of a loss, of Margarete Böhme, a novel that sold millions of copies, reached the cinema with Louise Brooks and was decisive in the process of female emancipation in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century, addressing issues such as prostitution. And Emilia Cortés traces the life of a fascinating woman, who was not only the wife of Juan Ramón Jiménez: Zenobia Camprubí: The living flame (Alliance).
And there are among the novelties comics like The things of love a few years later (Lumen), the sour gaze of Flavita Banana, and as Voices that count (Planeta Cómic), which brings together writers and illustrators such as Julia Otero, Almudena Grandes, Lola García, Eva Amaral, Agustina Guerrero and María Hesse in illustrated stories about the situation of women. For teenagers, another illustrated, Equality between boys and girls is no joke (Larousse).