Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist. For many years she wrote for the "Village Voice". She currently teaches writing at The New School. For the 2007-2008 academic year, she will be a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. She caused a controversy when she said that she had invented parts of "Fierce Attachments," her largely autobiographical work.


"Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession... The choice to serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that." -- Vivian Gornick, "The Daily Illini," April 25, 1981

Partial Bibliography

*"The Men in My Life" (2008, ISBN 978-0-262-07303-5)
*"The End of the Novel of Love (1997)
*"Approaching Eye Level" (1996)
*"Fierce Attachments" (1987)
*"Women in Science: 100 Journeys into the Territory" (1983)
*"Essays in Feminism" (1978)
*"The Romance of American Communism" (1977)

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