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Poking fun at the seriousness of the radical feminist ideal and the earnestness of the empty pursuit of celebrity,
This review is from: Myra Breckinridge (Paperback)
Myra Breckinridge is a satire in reaction to the already established Hollywood celebrity myth and the burgeoning of feminist philosophy through the 1960's.
Myra herself is a mean, hard-nosed ... new woman, who is determined to have her way, including and most importantly, her revenge (on behalf of womanhood of course) against the opposite sex. Allowing no-one to stand in her way, she goes after her late husband's inheritance, in the form of a Hollywood talent school, which she finds herself teaching at. Myra's pursues her vision of a new society for woman, trampling all in her way, and going after some who aren't. Ending in a neat twist that turns the story right on its head, this is good fun all the way through.
Myra Breckinridge pokes fun at the seriousness of the radical feminist ideal, and the earnestness of the empty pursuit of celebrity. This isn't high literature, but the easy prose and dialogue have a directness that seems to reflect the culture it satirises. Well worth a read and I'd recommend to others, but it's not something that I'd feel I could enjoy a second time.