Books by Sally Cline

DASHIELL HAMMETT by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Crisp portrait of the life and social environment of a principled, self-destructive, singular cultural figure."
Concise biography of Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961), literary pioneer and luckless radical. Read full book review >
ZELDA FITZGERALD by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though less fluent than Nancy Milford's now-standard, 33-year-old Zelda, Cline's account should find considerable following among students of women's literature and art."
Wrapped up in a thorough biography, a strong case for why the unfortunate Zelda Fitzgerald should be remembered as an artist foremost, not merely as a victim of mental illness. Read full book review >
RADCLYFFE HALL by Sally Cline
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 25, 1998

"Apart from its valuable contribution to the study of lesbian literature per se, this biography dramatizes through Hall's life the complex and still often surprising sexual politics of the early century. (16 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
 This workmanlike biography is a welcome fleshing out of a writer still largely known for just one of her books, the pioneering lesbian apologia The Well of Loneliness. Read full book review >
WOMEN, PASSION AND CELIBACY by Sally Cline
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Feb. 16, 1994

"An angry little book, full of ammunition for the war between the sexes."
 A modern-day (and humorless) Lysistrata, in which celibacy is not a means for forcing men to end a war but for women to achieve political power and independence. Read full book review >
JUST DESSERTS by Sally Cline
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: July 15, 1991

"But without much analysis or any direction for change, it sounds mostly like a lot of good old-fashioned unliberated whining."
 Midway through this extended collage of kvetching, British feminist Cline (co-author, Reflecting Men, 1987) cites a finding that women do not view cooking as drudgery and in fact can find it ``a creative and enjoyable process.'' But that gets lost in the barrage of quotes from women who hate themselves for secret bingeing, or are terrorized by the demands of raging, loutish husbands for hot meat-centered meals (and heaven help her if he sees any gristle!), or lose sleep and miss out on career advancement for worrying about what to serve their families for dinner, or feel physically sick when they find themselves in supermarkets. Read full book review >