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Skirting the issue : essays in literary theory

Author: Mary Lydon
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study asks, ""What is the relation of criticism to literature?"", ""What does it mean to call oneself a woman?"", and ""What does a (feminine) coming to writing imply?"". Lydon identifies with  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lydon, Mary.
Skirting the issue.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624397576
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Lydon
ISBN: 0299144607 9780299144609 029914464X 9780299144647
OCLC Number: 30894660
Description: xiii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The critical self: Homework --
Calling yourself a woman: Marguerite Yourcenar and Colette --
Myself and M/others: Colette, Wilde, and Duchamp --
2. From dress to text: Pli selon pli: Proust and Fortuny --
Skirting the issue: Mallarmé, Proust, and symbolism --
3. A reader's discourse: The forgetfulness of memory: Jacques Lacan, Marguerite Duras, and the text --
Hats and cocktails: Simone de Beauvoir's heady texts --
"Here's looking at you, kid!": toast à Marcel Duchamp --
The story of Adèle H.; or, The insistence of the letter --
4. The procession of theory: Amplification: Barthes, Freud, and paranoia --
Drawing the line: writing, representation, and the postmodern --
What is your pleasure? --
Foucault and feminism: a romance of many dimensions --
5. Writing/translating: The mother tongue: the case of Samuel Beckett.
Responsibility: Mary Lydon.
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"Mary Lydon's essays are unique in their ability to absorb a profound understanding of Derrida, Lacan, Barthes, and other French theorists into the very fabric of her critical readings. In these Read more...

 
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