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- DescriptionPlaywright, author, and activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet she spent much of her life disassociated from her own body a disconnection brought on by her father's sexual abuse and her mother's remoteness. Because I did t, could t inhabit my body or the Earth, she writes, I could t feel or kw their pain. But Ensler is shocked out of her distance. While working in the Congo, she is shattered to encounter the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. Soon after, she is diagsed with uterine cancer, and through months of harrowing treatment, she is forced to become first and foremost a body pricked, punctured, cut, scanned. It is then that all distance is erased. As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully and gratefully joined to the body of the world.Unflinching, generous, and inspiring, Ensler's In the Body of the World calls on us all to embody our connection to and responsibility for the world.
- Author BiographyEve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award-winning playwright whose works include The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising. Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.
- Author(s)Eve Ensler
- PublisherSt Martin's Press
- Date of Publication03/07/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: Literary
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSt Martin's Press
- Weight181 g
- Width131 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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