skip to content
Inseparable : desire between women in literature Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Inseparable : desire between women in literature

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Explores 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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 9780307270948 0307270947 9780307270948
OCLC Number: 462881579
Awards: Stonewall Book Award--Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, 2011
Description: x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Travesties : 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.
Responsibility: Emma Donoghue.
More information:

Abstract:

Explores 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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (2)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/462881579> # Inseparable : desire between women in literature
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "462881579" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/frau> ; # Frau
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/women_in_literature> ; # Women in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/english_literature_history_and_criticism> ; # English literature--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/bellettrie> ; # Bellettrie
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008104110> ; # French literature--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/809.933526643/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/literatur> ; # Literatur
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/french_literature_history_and_criticism> ; # French literature--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liebe_motiv_englische_literatur> ; # Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Englische Literatur
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liebe_motiv_franzosische_literatur> ; # Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Französische Literatur
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/english_literature> ; # English literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/begierde> ; # Begierde
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liebe> ; # Lesbische Liebe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liefde> ; # Lesbische liefde
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043833> ; # English literature--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/englische_literatur_motiv_lesbische_liebe> ; # Englische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbianism_in_literature> ; # Lesbianism in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/franzosisch> ; # Französisch
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/desire_in_literature> ; # Desire in literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/vrouwen> ; # Vrouwen
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/french_literature> ; # French literature
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/englisch> ; # Englisch
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/franzosische_literatur_motiv_lesbische_liebe> ; # Französische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe
    schema:awards "Stonewall Book Award--Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, 2011" ;
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/39539889> ; # Emma Donoghue
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Explores 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."@en ;
    schema:description "Travesties : 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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796280412> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Inseparable : desire between women in literature"@en ;
    schema:productID "462881579" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/462881579#PublicationEvent/new_york_alfred_a_knopf_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Agent/alfred_a_knopf> ; # Alfred A. Knopf
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1112/2009048368-s.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1112/2009048368-t.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780307270948> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/462881579> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Agent/alfred_a_knopf> # Alfred A. Knopf
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Alfred A. Knopf" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/desire_in_literature> # Desire in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Desire in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/englische_literatur_motiv_lesbische_liebe> # Englische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Englische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/english_literature> # English literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/english_literature_history_and_criticism> # English literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/franzosische_literatur_motiv_lesbische_liebe> # Französische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Französische Literatur--Motiv--Lesbische Liebe"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/french_literature> # French literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "French literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/french_literature_history_and_criticism> # French literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "French literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbianism_in_literature> # Lesbianism in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Lesbianism in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liebe_motiv_englische_literatur> # Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Englische Literatur
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Englische Literatur"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/lesbische_liebe_motiv_franzosische_literatur> # Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Französische Literatur
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Lesbische Liebe--Motiv--Französische Literatur"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796280412#Topic/women_in_literature> # Women in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Women in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008104110> # French literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "French literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85043833> # English literature--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English literature--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/39539889> # Emma Donoghue
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1969" ;
    schema:familyName "Donoghue" ;
    schema:givenName "Emma" ;
    schema:name "Emma Donoghue" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.