WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED: A Verbatim Report on the Imbroglio Between the Sexes by Wilma Shore

WOMEN SHOULD BE ALLOWED: A Verbatim Report on the Imbroglio Between the Sexes

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There are 12 short stories, all first person narratives and some make superb monologues. Each proves a point about women, comically, sadly or chillingly as in: May Your Days Be Merry and Bright, a searing glimpse into a hotel for retired mothers who don't wish to be retired; Some Lousy Cinderella, as a younger sister comes into her own; and The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, the reminiscences of a voracious mother who determinedly ate her son. Unfortunately, each of the acutely rendered short stories is given an overlong, overbright introduction which fails to set the mood for some of the more somber stories. However, the author knows a certain type of woman in all her stages -- indigenous to Flatbush and trapped in its speechways but sisters, nevertheless, to any city's women.

Pub Date: March 31st, 1965
Publisher: Dutton