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Making girls into women : American women's writing and the rise of lesbian identity

Author: Kathryn R Kent
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account of the historical emergence of "the lesbian" by looking at late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century women's writing. This title proposes that modern lesbian identity in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Kent, Kathryn R., 1966-
Making girls into women.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606935370
Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Gertrude Stein; Marianne Moore; Elizabeth Bishop; Louisa May Alcott; Gertrude Stein; Marianne Moore; Elizabeth Bishop; Louisa May Alcott; Elizabeth Bishop; Marianne Moore; Gertrude Stein
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn R Kent
ISBN: 082233030X 9780822330301 0822330164 9780822330165
OCLC Number: 50004084
Description: xi, 355 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Single white female": the sexual politics of spinsterhood in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Oldtown folks --
"Trying all kinds": Louisa May Alcott's pedagogic erotics --
"Scouting for girls": reading and recruitment in the early twentieth century --
"Excreate a no sense": the erotic currency of Gertrude Stein's Tender buttons --
The M multiplying: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop and the pleasure of influence, part I --
Influence and invitation: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the pleasures of influence, part 2.
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Kathryn R. Kent.
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"In the pages of American women's literature, lesbians are made, not born. Kathryn R. Kent expertly surveys the many creative acts of instruction, imitation, and invention among women that ultimately Read more...

 
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