Quotes by Alix Kates Shulman

"If one day I should hear the hacker's slow, booted step on the stair, perhaps I'll suggest a cup of tea and try to get the story of his life."

"His cup of tea did not include the dregs, though the dregs are the tea. His brew was nothing but vapor."


Books by Alix Kates Shulman

  • The Little Locksmith
  • 1,103 ratings
  • July 1st 2000 by The Feminist Press at CUNY

    (first published 1943)

  • Ménage
  • 169 ratings
  • May 15th 2012 by Other Press

    (first published January 1st 2012)

  • On The Stroll
  • 21 ratings
  • June 1st 1987 by Academy Chicago Publishers

    (first published January 1st 1981)

Alix Kates Shulman
  • Alix Kates Shulman

  • Date of birth: August 17, 1932
  • Born: in Cleveland, Ohio, The United States.

  • Description: Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Alix attended public schools and planned to be a lawyer like her dad. But in college at Case Western Reserve University she was smitten by philosophy and upon graduation moved to New York City to study philosophy at Columbia grad school. After some years as an encyclopedia editor, she enrolled at New York University, where she took a degree in mathematics, and later, while raising two children, an MA in Humanities.

    She became a civil rights activist in 1961 and a feminist activist in 1967, published her first book in 1970, and taught her first class in 1973--all lifelong pursuits that have found their way into her books.

    Having explored in her novels the challenges of youth and midlife, in her memoirs she has probed the later stages in the ongoing drama of her generation of women, taking on the terrors and rewards of solitude, of her parents' final years, and of her late-life calling as caregiver to her beloved husband, with whom she lives in New York City.