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Proust's lesbianism

Author: Elisabeth Ladenson
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For Decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction - his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu.
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Genre/Form: A la recherche du temps perdu
History
Named Person: Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust; Marcel Proust
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Ladenson
ISBN: 0801435951 9780801435959 0801473500 9780801473500
OCLC Number: 39546120
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Pussy Galore and the Daughters of Bilitis --
1. Sexual/Textual Inversion --
2. Gomorrah and Sodom --
3. Reading between the Blinds --
4. The Evolution of Gomorrah --
5. Mothers and Daughters: The Origins of Gomorrah --
Conclusion: Proust, Marcel, and Gender Theory.
Responsibility: Elisabeth Ladenson.

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For Decades, Elisabeth Ladenson says, critics have misread or ignored a crucial element in Marcel Proust's fiction - his representation of lesbians. Her challenging new book definitively establishes the centrality of lesbianism as sexual obsession and aesthetic model in Proust's vast novel A la recherche du temps perdu.

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