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Subversive subjects : reading Marguerite Yourcenar

Author: Judith Holland Sarnecki; Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, ©2004.
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"This collection of articles approaches Marguerite Yourcenar's oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Each author included in the volume ventures beyond traditional readings of Yourcenar's complex texts, pushing against the boundaries of interpretation that the Belgian-born writer carefully established. The authors' goal is not to pigeonhole Yourcenar, but to interrogate her writing in the hope of enhancing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Subversive subjects.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c2004
(OCoLC)607261431
Named Person: Marguerite Yourcenar; Marguerite Yourcenar; Marguerite Yourcenar; Marguerite Yourcenar; Marguerite Yourcenar
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Holland Sarnecki; Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey
ISBN: 0838639925 9780838639924
OCLC Number: 52430745
Description: 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Achilles on the field of sexual politics / Katherine Callen King --
Autobiography and matricide: Marguerite Yourcenar's Dear departed / Leakthina Chau-Pech Ollier --
Reading prohibited: The politics of Yourcenar's prefaces / Carole Allamand --
Is there no body on the scene of writing?: contemporary conceptions of textual practice in/and Yourcenar's paratexts / Mieke Taat --
Coup de grće as male fantasy: on the sexual politics of fascism / Michael Rothberg --
Questions of genre: History and the self in Marguerite Yourcenar's Mémoires d'Hadrien / Ksenya Kiebuzinski --
The essays of Marguerite Yourcenar: analogy and eternity / Henk Hillenaar --
Good intentions: Marguerite Yourcenar's American translations / Francesca Counihan --
Performing the masculine voice / Elène Cliche --
Death-defying acts: performing gender in Marguerite Yourcenar's "Sappho ou le suicide" / Judith Holland Sarnecki.
Responsibility: edited by Judith Holland Sarnecki and Ingeborg Majer O'Sickey.
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Contributors make use of a variety of literary theories to probe the complex ambiguities at the heart of Marguerite Yourcenar's writings. Each contributor ventures beyond traditional readings of  Read more...

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