Essayist Poet Novelist Playwright
Over fifty years, through twenty books, one a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Susan Griffin has been making unconventional connections between seemingly separate subjects. Whether pairing ecology and gender in her foundational workWoman and Nature or the private life with the targeting of civilians, in A Chorus of Stones, she has shed a new light on countless contemporary issues, including climate change, war, colonialism, the body, democracy, and terrorism.
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UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS:
Works in Progress: A Series of Conversations
REMEMBERING THE SOUL OF THE WORLD Edited by Karin Lofthus Carrington and Susan Griffin www.transformingterror.comThis inspired collection offers a new paradigm for moving the world beyond violence as the first, and often only, response to violence. Through essays and poetry, prayers and mediations, Transforming Terror powerfully demonstrates that terrorist violence—defined here as any attack on unarmed […]
Susan Griffin’s Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter), continues what she began in A Chorus of Stones (a New York Times “Notable Book”) as the third volume of what she calls a social autobiography, and seems especially relevant as Americans face a presidential election that has the potential to […]
offers a radical revisoning of the nature of war and gender, through an illuminating interplay between between private suffering and public tragedy. The book sets the story of the invention, development, manufacture and use of the first atomic bombs against the background of struggles played out in the private lives of major figures in history and […]
The Book of the Courtesans, A Catalogue of Their Virtues gives us a radically new interpretation of an erotic tradition which was practiced from antiquity to the early twentieth century throughout Europe and eventually America. Though Turkish harems, Japanese geisha and Chinese courtesans are well known in the West, Europe’s courtesans have been ignored. Elegantly written […]
“…perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction book to have emerged from the matrix of female consciousness.”—Adrienne Rich Susan Griffin reveals the connection between feminism and ecology. Among the first to explore this subject, she probes the patterns of thought and behavior that have led to the destruction of nature, the oppression of women and the diminishment […]
Susan Griffin once again takes readers on a startling journey, showing the profound connections between religion and philosophy, science and nature, Western thought and the role of women, and the supremacy of abstract thought over the forces of life. Featuring the brilliant original title essay that is nothing less than an intellectual and emotional exploration […]
Susan Griffin’s Wrestling with The Angel of Democracy: On Being an American Citizen (Trumpeter), continues what she began in A Chorus of Stones (a New York Times “Notable Book”) as the third volume of what she calls a social autobiography, and seems especially relevant as Americans face a presidential election that has the potential to turn our country toward true environmental stewardship, diplomacy untainted by war, and a fairer and more consistent form of democracy. In Wrestling with the Angel of Democracy, Griffin examines her life in the context of larger histories and the way these histories emerge in one’s life, and explores the role democracy in America has shaped both her life and her consciousness. As the book progresses, she becomes an active participant in the processes she describes, voicing dilemmas that concern all Americans, with the intent to shape history and democracy herself..