Author(s): Susan Bordo
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Part biography, part cultural history, The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a fascinating reconstruction of Anne's life and an illuminating look at her afterlife in the popular imagination. Why is Anne so compelling? Why does she inspire such extreme reactions? And what really was the colour of her hair? And perhaps the most provocative question concerns Anne's death, more than her life: how could Henry order the execution of his once beloved wife? Drawing on scholarship and popular culture, Bordo probes the complexities of one of history's most infamous relationships and teases out the woman behind the myths.
Susan Bordo is the Otis A. Singletary Chair in the Humanities at the University of Kentucky. Her book Unbearable Weight has become a classic of feminist cultural studies. She is also the author of The Flight to Objectivity and The Male Body. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and daughter.