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Are girls necessary? : lesbian writing and modern histories

Author: Julie Abraham
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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Are Girls Necessary? was an astoundingly great idea, exploring the lesbian in nineteenth and twentieth century lesbian-authored literature, even that which is not as explicit as the lesbian novels that make up the heart of the lesbian literary canon. The subjects of Abraham's examinations are a veritable pantheon of lesbian, bisexual and feminist literary icons: Willa Cather, Mary Renault, Gertrude Stein, Virginia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Abraham
ISBN: 9780816656769 0816656762
OCLC Number: 191898235
Notes: Originally published: New York : Routledge, 1996.
Description: xxiv, 213 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: 'Are Girls Necessary?' ---
Introduction: 'I Have a Narrative' ----
Part I. 'Tell the Lacadaemonians'. 1. Willa Cather's New World Histories ---
2. Mary Renault's Greek Drama ----
Part II. 'Love Is Writing'. 3. Washington, James, (Toklas), and Stein ---
4. Djuna Barnes, Memory, and Forgetting ---
5. Virginia Woolf and the Sexual Histories of Literature ----
Afterword: 'Reading and the Experiences of Everyday Life'.
Other Titles: Lesbian writing and modern histories
Responsibility: Julie Abraham.
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