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Top 10 novels and stories of the 1970s | Hilma Wolitzer

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In a decade when feminism brought a new weight to the treatment and status of women in fiction, the best male writers began to take domestic life seriously Looking back at the 70s, and at my own bookshelves, I realise what a fertile time this was for fiction, especially for novels and stories written by women. The feminist movement led to a burgeoning of books about female experience, and some male writers seemed to be focusing more on the turmoil and joys of household life. Of course, as in any other period in literary history, all writers were driven by the personal, singular impulses of the imagination. When the following books were first published all those years ago – like
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