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The Resource Inseparable : desire between women in literature, Emma Donoghue

Inseparable : desire between women in literature, Emma Donoghue

Label
Inseparable : desire between women in literature
Title
Inseparable
Title remainder
desire between women in literature
Statement of responsibility
Emma Donoghue
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the little-known literary tradition of love between women in Western literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Brontë, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. Donoghue examines how desire between women in English literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. She writes about the half-dozen contrasting girl-girl plots that have been retold throughout the centuries; explores the writings of Sade, Diderot, Balzac, Thomas Hardy, H. Rider Haggard, Elizabeth Bowen and others and the ways in which the woman who desires women has been cast as not quite human, as ghost or vampire; she writes about the ever-present triangle, in which a woman and a man compete for the heroine's love, and about how and why same-sex attraction is surprisingly ubiquitous in crime fiction, from the work of Wilkie Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers to that of P.D. James. Finally she examines the plotline that has dominated writings about desire between women since the late nineteenth century: how a woman's life is turned upside down by the realization that she desires another woman, showing how this narrative pattern has remained popular and how it has taken many forms--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Donoghue, Emma
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR149.L47
LC item number
D67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • French literature
  • Lesbianism in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Women in literature
Label
Inseparable : desire between women in literature, Emma Donoghue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-260) and index
Contents
Travesties : The female bridegroom ; The male Amazon -- Inseparables : Shall we be sunder'd? ; Jealousies -- Rivals : Rakes vs. ladies ; Feminists vs. husbands ; The beautiful house -- Monsters : Sex fiends ; Secret enemies ; Not quite human -- Detection : Now you see it ; Crimes of passion ; It takes one to know one -- Out : Case histories ; On trial ; First love ; Devil may care ; Places for us
Control code
462881579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 271 p.
Isbn
9780307270948
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009048368
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462881579
Label
Inseparable : desire between women in literature, Emma Donoghue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-260) and index
Contents
Travesties : The female bridegroom ; The male Amazon -- Inseparables : Shall we be sunder'd? ; Jealousies -- Rivals : Rakes vs. ladies ; Feminists vs. husbands ; The beautiful house -- Monsters : Sex fiends ; Secret enemies ; Not quite human -- Detection : Now you see it ; Crimes of passion ; It takes one to know one -- Out : Case histories ; On trial ; First love ; Devil may care ; Places for us
Control code
462881579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
x, 271 p.
Isbn
9780307270948
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009048368
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462881579

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