Ce livre est la transition parfaite entre la saga Harry Potter et la trilogie des Magiciens. [...] En plus de tout ça, on trouve, en vrac : des références culturelles géniales, l'utilisation de la technologie par les sorciers, une guerre inter-espèces, la lutte contre le sexisme, des super-héros discrets, quelques insultes bien envoyées [...] un roman one-shot à lire absolument pour tous ceux qui aiment la magie, les histoires de grands ados (les héros sont majeurs) et, ok, les histoires d'amour un peu.
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).