The End of this Day’s Business

Katharine Burdekin‘s thematic follow-up to her feminist dystopia Swastika Night (1937) was published posthumously by The Feminist Press in 1989.

It reverses the roles to present a world run by women.

”In The End of this Day’s Business, Katharine Burdekin creates a world turned round from the patriarchal world we inhabit and the nightmarish version of patriarchy she created in Swastika Night. Written in 1935, but never published before, this powerful drama is an extraordinary achievement at any time, but especially so in the wake of Hitler’s growing strength. Bravo to The Feminist Press for making available this astonishing contribution to feminist utopian literature.”

– Ann J. Lane, women’s studies, Colgate University, and editor of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Herland



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