Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics

Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics

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Allen's work is virtually unique among American writers. It illustrates a deep knowledge of the issues raised by the postmodernists, yet she does not succumb to the playing field, constructing instead her own philosophical direction and aesthetic." -Sarah Hoagland

Jeffner Allen shapes a poetic politics that transforms textual and everyday realities. The surprising, resilient, and transformative windings of lesbian writing and lesbian lives-a poetics of sinuous movement, the turning of women to women-informs these reflections.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 153.2 x 228.9 x 13.5mm | 378.21g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253210461
  • 9780253210463

Table of contents


An Introduction to Patriarchal Existentialism,
A Proposal for a Way Out of Existential Patriarchy

Motherhood, THe Annihilation of Women

Women and Food, Feeding Ourselves

Lesbian Economics

The Economy of the Body in a Post-Nietzschean Era

Women Who Beget Women Must Thwart Major Sophisms

Poetic Politics, How the Amazons Took the Acropolis

a response to a letter from Peg Simons, December 1993

to trust, to befriend, her


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About Jeffner Allen

JEFFNER ALLEN is Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton and author of reverberations across the shimmering CASCADAS.
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