Something Out of Place (Hardback)

Women & Disgust

Eimear McBride

A provocative, intimate essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

'A fearless, interrogative work that speaks so much to structural inequality and misogyny. A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose' Sinéad Gleeson

Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of 'only sluts do it' but 'virgins are frigid', to ladette culture, and the arrival of 'ironic' porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church - she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today.

In this subversive essay, McBride asks - are women still damned if we do, damned if we don't? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward?

'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius' Guardian

Publication date: 12/08/2021

£9.99

ISBN: 9781788162869

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: History & Classics, Philosophy & Ideas, Science & Mathematics

Something Out of Place (Ebook)

Women & Disgust

Eimear McBride

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A provocative, intimate essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

'A fearless, interrogative work that speaks so much to structural inequality and misogyny. A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose' Sinéad Gleeson

Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of 'only sluts do it' but 'virgins are frigid', to ladette culture, and the arrival of 'ironic' porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church - she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today.

In this subversive essay, McBride asks - are women still damned if we do, damned if we don't? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward?

'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius' Guardian

Publication date: 12/08/2021

£10.99

ISBN: 9781782835721

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Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: History & Classics, Philosophy & Ideas, Science & Mathematics

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Women & Disgust

Eimear McBride

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A provocative, intimate essay from Eimear McBride, award-winning author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

'A fearless, interrogative work that speaks so much to structural inequality and misogyny. A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose' Sinéad Gleeson

Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of 'only sluts do it' but 'virgins are frigid', to ladette culture, and the arrival of 'ironic' porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church - she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today.

In this subversive essay, McBride asks - are women still damned if we do, damned if we don't? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward?

'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius' Guardian

Publication date: 12/08/2021

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ISBN: 9781782839347

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

Subject: History & Classics, Philosophy & Ideas, Science & Mathematics

Reviews for Something Out of Place

'A fearless, interrogative work that speaks so much to structural inequality and misogyny. A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose'

Sinéad Gleeson 

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Praise for Eimear McBride:

Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius, in that she writes truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant prose

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 Guardian

'Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality'

David Collard TLS

Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride

Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing received a number of awards including the Goldsmiths Prize, the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and Irish Novel of the Year. Her second novel The Lesser Bohemians won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She occasionally writes and reviews for Guardian, TLS and New Statesman.