A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig

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A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy by Charlotte Greig

Greig, Charlotte. A Girl’s Guide to Modern European Philosophy.

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Samantha, working on her dissertation in philosophy, uses lessons from Nietzsche and Kierkegaard to direct her actions, namely, beginning an affair with her classmate, even though she lives with a boyfriend 10 years her senior. Then she gets knocked up.

Set in the swinging 70s, she might be a poster child for women’s lib; the writing is a little dense, and the protagonist is not a particularly sympathetic character.

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