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Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narratives.

Author: Marilyn Farwell
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 1996.
Series: Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is lesbian literature? Must it contain overtly lesbian characters, and portray them in a positive light? Must the author be overtly (or covertly) lesbian? Does there have to be a lesbian theme and must it be politically acceptable?. Marilyn Farwell here examines the work of such writers as Adrienne Rich, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Jeanette Winterson, Gloria Naylor, and Marilyn Hacker to address these questions.  Read more...
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Farwell, Marilyn.
Heterosexual Plots and Lesbian Narratives.
New York : NYU Press, ©1996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Farwell
ISBN: 9780814728840 0814728847 9780814726402 0814726402
OCLC Number: 782877939
Notes: Works CitedIndex.
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; ONE When Is a Lesbian Narrative a Lesbian Narrative?; TWO Narrative: The Elastic Project; THREE The Lesbian Subject: A War of Images; FOUR The Romantic Lesbian Narrative: Adrienne Rich's "Twenty-One Love Poems" and Marilyn Hacker's Love, Death, and the Changing of the Season; FIVE The Heroic Lesbian Narrative: Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon and Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place; SIX The Postmodern Lesbian Text: Jeanette Winterson's Sexing the Cherry and Written on the Body; SEVEN Conclusion.
Series Title: Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series.

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