Phyllis Rose


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Phyllis Rose (born October 26, 1942) is an American literary critic, essayist, biographer, and educator.

Rose was born Phyllis Davidoff, the third child of Eli and Minnie P. Davidoff, and spent her childhood on the south shore of Long Island, attending Lawrence (NY) High School. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1964 summa cum laude and spent the following year studying English ... more »

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  • Men seem more bound to the wheel of success than women do. That women are trained to get satisfaction from affiliation rather than achievement has tended to keep them from great achievement. But it ha...
    Phyllis Rose (b. 1942), U.S. author, educator. "Surviving Success," Never Say Goodbye, Doubleday (1991).
  • ''The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees, women who have lived to tell the tale.''
    Phyllis Rose (b. 1942), U.S. biographer. Women's Lives, Introduction, p. 32, Norton (1993).
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