What makes a feminist book a classic?

After a conference on Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying," Rebecca Traister reflects on her own library.

By Salon Staff

Published April 1, 2008 4:00PM (EDT)

After participating in a conference on Erica Jong's book "Fear of Flying," Rebecca Traister reflects on her own feminist library. "When I hear the term 'feminist classic,' I think of Virginia Woolf and Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Adrienne Rich. But the truth is, those are writers I didn't necessarily come to until college, when I was already looking at them through a women's studies lens."


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