2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
First published in the sixties, The Feminine Mystique was a major inspiration for the Women's Movement and continues to be a powerful and illuminating analysis of the position of women in Western society.
Betty Friedan was born in Peoria, Illinois, and educated at Peoria state schools, then at Smith University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She was a student of the great Gestalt psychologist, Kurt Koffka, held a research fellowship in psychology at the University of California in Berkeley, assisted in early experiments in group dynamics in the University of Iowa, and has worked as a clinical psychologist and in applied social research. After her marriage and the birth of her children she turned to freelance writing, and her articles have appeared in Harper's, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Mademoiselle, the Reader's Digest, and other American magazines. She was also a founder of the National Organization for Women in 1966, and its first President from 1966 to 1970, and has been prominent in many other women's organizations. She is the originator of the Community Resources Pool, a unique experiment in the enrichment of public education, in which scientists, artists, writers, political leaders and social scientists of the community work with promising children in the state schools. She has been Visiting Lectures to Temple and Yale Universities and Queen's College, has delivered numerous lectures in the USA and Europe, and has been a Research Fellow at Harvard. She has won numerous awards, including the American Humanist Award in 1975, the ASJA Outstanding Author Award in 1982 and the Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Award in 1989. She has also published It Changed My Life (1976), a personal account of the years following the publication of this book, The Second Stage (1982) and Fountain of Age (1994).