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008 091130s2010 nyua b 001 0 eng
010 _a2009048368
020 _a9780307270948 (hc : alk. paper) :
020 _a0307270947
035 _a(OCoLC)462881579
040 _aDLC
050 0 0 _aPR149.L47
_bD67 2010
082 0 0 _a809/.933526643
100 1 _aDonoghue, Emma,
245 1 0 _aInseparable :
_bdesire between women in literature /
_cEmma Donoghue.
250 _a1st ed.
260 _aNew York :
_bAlfred A. Knopf,
300 _ax, 271 p. :
_bill. ;
_c25 cm.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. [207]-260) and index.
505 0 _aTravesties : The female bridegroom ; The male Amazon -- Inseparables : Shall we be sunder'd? ; Jealousies -- Rivals : Rakes vs. ladies ; Feminists vs. husbands ; The beautiful house -- Monsters : Sex fiends ; Secret enemies ; Not quite human -- Detection : Now you see it ; Crimes of passion ; It takes one to know one -- Out : Case histories ; On trial ; First love ; Devil may care ; Places for us.
520 _aExplores the little-known literary tradition of love between women in Western literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. Donoghue examines how desire between women in English literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. She writes about the half-dozen contrasting girl-girl plots that have been retold throughout the centuries; explores the writings of Sade, Diderot, Balzac, Thomas Hardy, H. Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Bowen and others and the ways in which the woman who desires women has been cast as not quite human, as ghost or vampire; she writes about the ever-present triangle, in which a woman and a man compete for the heroine's love, and about how and why same-sex attraction is surprisingly ubiquitous in crime fiction, from the work of Wilkie Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers to that of P.D. James. Finally she examines the plotline that has dominated writings about desire between women since the late nineteenth century: how a woman's life is turned upside down by the realization that she desires another woman, showing how this narrative pattern has remained popular and how it has taken many forms--From publisher description.
650 0 _aEnglish literature
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aFrench literature
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aLesbianism in literature.
650 0 _aDesire in literature.
650 0 _aWomen in literature.
856 4 2 _3Contributor biographical information
856 4 2 _3Publisher description
856 4 1 _3Sample text
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