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Greer, Germaine

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Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Australian
Categories: Authors, Entertainers, TV Host, Writers

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1939 - Germaine Greer, born on the 29th of January Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an Australian academic, writer, and broadcaster, who is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century.

1958 - Graduated with BA, in Melbourne University.

1963 - Graduated with MA, in University of Sydney with honors.

1968 - Graduted with PhD English Literature, in Cambridge University.

1970 - Her ground-breaking The Female Eunuch became an international bestseller when it was published, turning her overnight into a household name, and bringing her both adulation and criticism.

2003 -  Belinda Luscombe in Time Magazine called her "the ultimate Trojan Horse, gorgeous and witty, built to penetrate the seemingly unassailable fortress of patriarchy and let the rest of us foot soldiers in," describing her as "a joy to read, an eloquent maniac." Angela Carter described her as "a clever fool", while former British MP Edwina Currie called her "a great big hard-boiled prat". Stephanie Merritt. Danger Mouth, The Guardian.

2004 - Journalist Catherine Keenan wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald, "but for all the wrong reasons." Catherine Keenan. "A new outbreak of Germ's warfare", Sydney Morning Herald, in August.

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