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A classic of women's literature, this is the brutally honest account of Kate Millett's love for another woman, Sita. Set against the upheavals of the 1970s, Millett's hopes and jealousies seem a reflection of the era. In charting her obsession with Sita, Millett beautifully evokes the feeling of lost love....

Title : Sita
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ISBN : 9780671731694
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 321 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Sita Reviews

  • Amanda
    2019-01-23 07:20

    This one will break your heart, but stay with you for a long time.

  • Imaginary de Loon
    2019-02-11 00:24

    This is the first book by Kate Millett that I have read, despite having known her as a "feminist author" and having checked out Sexual Politics from the library. Never got to actually reading that one. This, I picked up randomly and began reading almost immediately. I stayed with it, binge reading until I was done and cried after. What is intriguing about this book is how much it reads like fiction. I had to keep telling myself that Sita was real, that Kate wasn't just a character and that this intense feelings, inscribed with this insane urgency were also real. It was beautiful in a "this is what life is like" kind of way. Recommended to anyone who has a slightly depressive, neurotic, self-loathing state of mind :P I kid of course. Sort of.

  • Courtney Stirrat
    2019-02-12 06:18

    I am about half way through this book and unable to finish! I think the idea of the love that stopped working makes me so sad that I cannot do it. As well as the author's inability to do anything but wait. It makes me want to cry along with her half the time and slap her across the face the other half!

  • Stevie
    2019-01-19 07:12

    This is a difficult book in at least several senses. Going with a four for the strength of the writing and the unquestionable fact that it left a strong impression. There is some powerful writing for sure. And it's compelling enough to grab and hold the reader's attention/allegience through some super uncomfortable, confusing, odd, sad, and just emotionally jarring bits. Also difficult knowing that these were real people with awful, uppsetting things happening before and after this was written. After getting through the first half or so of the book wondering how these women could have possibly come to this place (either how things stand when you enter the book or how they could ever have possibly been before), some things become a little clearer. And a lot more confusing. And better. And worse. get the picture. Similar to and even moreso than the other book of Millet's I read (the Loony Bin Trip) this book provoked a lot of emotion(s!) and had my full attention, but I finished very undecided how I felt about it...moved?....unsettled?...uncatagorizable? In both books, there is an odd combination of foreboding and beauty and shifts between feeling outside of or confused by events and explanations/distant from the people in the book one minute to being completely immersed in and carried along by them another. Her writing is strong stuff. There are some amazing moments. Also contains some things that are awfully hard to take. A fast and memorable but not an easy read.

  • Cara G
    2019-01-22 04:13

    I have very mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand it's beautifully written and a rare document of a failing queer relationship. On the other hand, the woman who is the subject of this book took her own life three or so years after it was published. It's a very personal account and at times very extreme. Sita is not painted in a positive light, although Millett also comes across as possessive and unwell. I can understand how it's good to have more books about queer relationships, but I honestly don't think this should ever have been published. I also think it's interesting that, while a number of biographies and encyclopedias refer to Sita's death, none of them name her, despite her seeming to be a figure in her own right.

  • Ditte
    2019-02-09 00:14

    An intimate insight into a dying love affair, 'Sita' offers the honest voice of a desperate Millett persona, clinging onto her great love (or the scraps that are left of it) for dear life. The vibe is a gloomy blend of melancholy, depression, and desperation, and yet (or perhaps because of this persuasive mixture) I found myself bound to this melancholic character (the quality of the writing often makes you forget that it's not fiction) and stuck with her loyally to the end of this miserable affair.

  • Jennifer Fritsky
    2019-02-04 06:33

    Life changingLife changingThis book may not be for everyone but if you are interested in good writing, women's issues or relationships I believe you will find this book well worth your time. This is my second time reading it once many years ago and now finding it again just as absorbing interesting and painfully baffling as before. Kate Millet is a great writer.

  • Lindsay
    2019-01-30 01:15

    This is one of my all time favorite books. It was sad but I think I read it at a time in my life when I could really relate to the characters. I guess I'll have to read it again now to see how I relate. I highly recommend it though as a sad lesbian love story.

  • Debbie Hoskins
    2019-01-24 01:33

    It's always hard to remember books you read so long ago. This was beautiful and very sensual. Sort of like a sad Ferron song. I remember just loving it!

  • Della Scott
    2019-02-08 05:30

    I registered a book at!

  • HeavyReader
    2019-01-31 08:25

    This book really depressed me. It's all about a classic bad relationship. The author should have broken up with Sita long before she did. Sita was a real creep.