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

Author: Kathryn R Kent
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   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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Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Gertrude Stein; Marianne Moore; Elizabeth Bishop
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn R Kent
ISBN: 082233030X 9780822330301 0822330164 9780822330165
OCLC Number: 223838831
Description: xi, 355 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "Single White Female": The Sexual Politics of Spinsterhood in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Oldtown Folks --
2. "Trying All Kinds": Louisa May Alcott's Pedagogic Erotics --
3. "Scouting for Girls": Reading and Recruitment in the Early Twentieth Century --
4. "Excreate a No Sense": The Erotic Currency of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons --
5. The M Multiplying: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Pleasures of Influence, Part 1 --
6. 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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