No man's land : the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century

by Gilbert, Sandra M.,

Format: Print Book 1988
Availability: Available at 1 Library 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR116.G5 1988 vol. 1
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PR116.G5 1988 vol. 1
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR116.G5 1988 vol. 1
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PR116.G5 1988 vol. 1
 
 
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR116.G5 1988 vol. 3
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PR116.G5 1988 vol. 3
 
 
Summary
In this three-volume landmark work, the authors of the classic The Madwoman in the Attic provide an overview of modern literature in England and America, bringing feminist theory to bear on writings by men as well as women. Illustrated.
Contents
v. 1. The war of the words. The battle of the sexes: the men's case
Fighting for life: the women's cause
Tradition and the female talent: modernism and masculinism
"Forward into the past": the female affiliation complex
Sexual linguistics: women's sentence, men's sentencing. v. 2. Sexchanges. I. Feminism and fantasy. Heart of darkness: the agon of the femme fatale
Home rule: the colonies of the new woman
The second coming of Aphrodite: Kate Chopin's fantasy of desire
II. Feminization and its discontents. Angel of devastation: Edith Wharton on the arts of the enslaved
Lighting out for the territories: Willa Cather's lost horizons
III. Reinventing gender. "She meant what I said": lesbian double talk
Soldier's heart: literary men, literary women, and the great war
Cross-dressing and re-dressing: transvestism as metaphor. v. 3. Letters from the front.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the first of three volumes designed as a sequel to The Madwoman in the Attic (Booklist 76:590 D 15 79), Gilbert and Gubar continue to apply their gender-based method of historical criticism to English and American literature. The result is a scholarly but never turgid overview of social, literary, and linguistic interactions between male and female writers from the 1850s to the 1980s, in which the critics identify a twentieth-century version of the ancient battle of the sexes; relate this war of words to feminism, modernism, and experimental language; and trace a matrilineage descending from the Brontes through Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath. Perhaps because more detailed analysis is promised in subsequent volumes, this introductory segment sometimes fails to be convincing. For example, the suggestion that a poetic persona or fictional character was inspired by an author's misogyny or misandry is interesting but of little value unless it enhances the reader's appreciation of the text. (It's also not clear why Plath's personal and literary battles against Ted Hughes are viewed as representative of the woman writer's struggle.) Recommended with reservations for literature and women's studies collections. Notes; to include index and illustrations. PMS. 820'.9 English literature Women authors History and criticism / English literature 20th century History and criticism / American literature Women authors History and criticism / American literature 20th century History and criticism / Women and literature Great Britain / Women and literature U.S. / Feminism and literature Great Britain / Feminism and literature U.S. [CIP] 87-10560"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 20th century.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Publisher New Haven :Yale University Press,1988
Contributors Gubar, Susan, 1944-
Language English
Description 3 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 0300040059
9780300040050
0300043759
9780300043754
0300045875
9780300045871
0300056311
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0300050259
9780300050257
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