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His other half : men looking at women through art

Author: Wendy Lesser
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author counters the belief that male artists inevitably misrepresent women. She examines unexpected subjects such as Marilyn Monroe's walk or the shoulder blades of Degas' bathers, placing such  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Lesser
ISBN: 0674392108 9780674392106 0674392116 9780674392113
OCLC Number: 924967031
Description: 294 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Divided selves; mothers; Degas's nudes; Gissing's even-handed oddness; Henry James and the battle of the sexes; Hitchcock's couples; Randall Jarrell's sinister beings; Beaton's ladies; the disembodied body of Marilyn Monroe; Stanwyck; closing the circle.
Responsibility: Wendy Lesser.

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A stimulating collection of essays..."His Other Half" is an arresting work of criticism. Lesser writes with volatile wit, an eager, almost breezy confidence and a palpable pleasure in reading and Read more...

 
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