Beginning to See the Light: Pieces of a Decade

Beginning to See the Light Pieces of a Decade None

  • Title: Beginning to See the Light: Pieces of a Decade
  • Author: Ellen Willis
  • ISBN: 9780394511375
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    1. Ellen Willis

      Ellen Jane Willis was an American left wing political essayist, journalist, and pop music critic.

    900 thoughts on “Beginning to See the Light: Pieces of a Decade”

    1. I read this book after the review of her newest book in the New York Times book review. I went to look for other titles when the new one wasn't available and found this fine book. This is a collection of her work from 1967 to 1979 and I really liked it. So much of what is written about the sixties just doesn't ring true, but Ellen was a careful observer and participant in the era. She writes well about diverse subjects which include Bob Dylan, the Who, Janis Joplin, feminism, the sixties radical [...]


    2. These essays on rock music, current events, women's rights and Jewishness are dated at times, as the most recent one is from 1979, but many are still relevant, sometimes depressingly so. Her prose is dense but clearly reasoned and stated; she argues her positions well. It left me wanting to read more. Best essay title: "Abortion: Is a Woman a Person?," wherein she tackles various anti-abortion arguments and (in my view) demolishes them. See above about her continuing relevance.



    3. Ellen Willis is one of my favorite culture/music critics. This collection has some terrific essays on the Velvets, Dylan, films, and other elements of culture. The essay on pornography and the trial of Arline Hunt are two of my favorite socio-political essays contained therein.


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