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The Erotics of Talk : Women's Writing and Feminist Paradigms

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Kaplan rereads both American feminist criticism of the past two decades, and the literary canon which it has constructed as its foundation. Kaplan reads a group of works that have become feminist classics - Jane Eyre, The Yellow Wallpaper, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Their Eyes Are Watching God, and The Color Purple - focusing on how each work represents talk and how feminist critism has talked about these representations; developing the wonderful paradigm of "erotics of talk" - the search for the ideal listener.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 019509915X
  • 9780195099157
  • 1,657,505

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The Erotics of Talk is a deft and courageous book which stares in the face some of the critical impasses of current feminist theory. It is a book which offers to feminism real grounds for hope and real chances for movement. * Helena Michie, Rice University *show more

About Carla Kaplan

Carla Kaplan is Associate Professor in the English Department at Yale where she also teaches in Women's Studies, African-American Studies, American Studies. She publishes widely on feminist theory and criticism, women's writing, African-American literature, American literature, and modernism.show more

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'A deft and courageous book which stares in the face some of the critical impasses of current feminist theory. It is a book which offers to feminism real grounds for hope and real chances for movement.' Helena Michie, Rice Universityshow more

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