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Rosalyn Drexler is pretty great

Rosalyn Drexler

Rosalyn Drexler is highly-regarded as an artist and playwright, but she also wrote some of the most biting and inventive books of the second-half of the twentieth century.

Rosalyn Drexler - The Cosmpolitan GirlThe Cosmopolitan Girl chronicles the love affair between Helen Jones, with Pablo, Helen's precocious Hawaiian shirt and gaucho hat-wearing mutt. The set-up may sound tedious - how long could that joke continue? - but you need to understand that what shines through all of Drexler's work is her voice and wit, which is what anchors The Cosmopolitan Girl on our favorite books shelf.

You don't have to just take our word for it, both Norman Mailer and Gloria Steinem blurbed this novel.

"I think Rosalyn Drexler is one of the most vivacious, audacious, and crazy writers we have." —Norman Mailer

"If there is anyone with a lingering doubt that feminism can combine firstrate writing and firstrate humor, Rosalyn Drexler puts an end to it. The Cosmopolitan Girl surpasses even Drexler's past incarnations as funky teenager or lady wrestler, and makes us see and love the absurd." —Gloria Steinem

Under a pen-name, Drexler novelized what Oscar-nominated screenplay? (Hint: a spin-off is in theaters now.)

Rosalyn Drexler - The Night Visitors (1988)

Posted by Eric Obenauf on 07 December, 2015 Cosmpolitan Girl, Rosalyn Drexler | 0 comments
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