Women in Dark Times opens with three women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg; GermanJewish painter Charlotte Salomon, persecuted by family tragedy and Nazism; film icon and consummate performer Marilyn Monroe. Together these women have a shared story to tell, as they blaze a trail across some of the most dramatic events of the last century revolution, totalitarianism, the American dream.
But this is no historical fiction or re-telling. Jacqueline Rose shows us how these visionary women offer a new template for feminism. Taking their stand against the iniquities of our times, they tread a path between public and private pain, confronting us with what we need most urgently, but also often, cannot bear to see.