Signing and discussion of new book: The Creation of Anne Boleyn

04/18/2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Susan Bordo

“Susan Bordo astutely re-examines Anne’s life and death anew and peels away the layers of untruth and myth that have accumulated since. The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a refreshing, iconoclastic and moving look at one of history’s most intriguing women. It is rare to find a book that rouses one to scholarly glee, feminist indignation and empathetic tears, but this is such a book. “

Suzannah Lipscomb, author of 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII.

"In "The Creation of Anne Boleyn", we watch Anne Boleyn the woman transform into Anne Boleyn the legend---a fascinating journey.  Bordo covers Anne's historical footprints and her afterlife in art, fiction, poetry, theater and cinema, each change reflecting the concerns of a different era. Meticulous, thoughtful, persuasive---and fun."

Margaret George, bestselling author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII and Cleopatra

If you think you know who Anne Boleyn was, think again.  In this rigorously argued yet deliciously readable book, Susan Bordo bursts through the dead weight of  cultural stereotypes and historical cliches to disentangle the fictions that we have created from the fascinating, elusive woman that Henry VIII tried—unsuccessfully—to erase from historical memory.  This is a book that has long been needed to set the record straight, and Bordo knocked it out of the park. Brava!

Robin Maxwell, national bestselling author of Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn and Mademoiselle Boleyn

"A fascinating re-examination of a singularly misunderstood figure. By turns sassy and serious, playful and profound, Susan Bordo cuts through the layers of legend, fantasy, and untruth that history and culture have attached to Anne Boleyn, while proving that the facts about that iconic queen are every bit as intriguing as the fictions."

Caroline Weber, author of Queen of Fashion

For more information about her interview and call-in on ther Reader's Entertainment Radio Show click here.

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