Something Out of Place (Hardback)

Women & Disgust

Eimear McBride

A blistering, galvanising 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

*As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour*

'A fearless, interrogative work ... 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?

'A satisfying feminist polemic' Susie Orbach

'Remarkable'
Scotsman

'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

A blistering, galvanising 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

*As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour*

'A fearless, interrogative work ... 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?

'A satisfying feminist polemic' Susie Orbach

'Remarkable'
Scotsman

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

Publication date: 12/08/2021

£9.99

ISBN: 9781782835721

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B08N8XVQMX

Imprint: Wellcome Collection

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

Something Out of Place (Audiobook)

Women & Disgust

Eimear McBride

A blistering, galvanising 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

*As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour*

'A fearless, interrogative work … 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?

'A satisfying feminist polemic' Susie Orbach

'Remarkable'
Scotsman

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

Publication date: 12/08/2021

£19.99

ISBN: 9781782839347

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0983YF5FP

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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A satisfying feminist polemic

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Susie Orbach Guardian

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A fierce, clear-eyed examination of the myriad ways in which women are objectified ... remarkable

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Stuart Kelly Scotsman

'Formidable'

Hayley Maitland Vogue

'An invigorating call to refuse the disgust directed at women'

 Herald

'McBride is a very skilful prose stylist and is indubitably right to be incensed at the double standards and sheer prejudice of our culture'

 iPaper

'Something Out of Place is an erudite contribution to that growing impulse in contemporary nonfiction: to cast one's testimony out into the void in the hopes that another will answer, and then another and another, and that each will be as exactingly executed, as deeply nuanced as the one preceding it'

 Irish Times

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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

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.