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The Tongue Snatchers

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Publisher Comments:

Claudine Herrmann became famous in France with he publication of Les Voleuses de langue in 1976. Her much-quoted book is now recognized as a modern classic of feminist literary criticism. Nancy Kline's welcome English translation captures the clarity and passion of observations that go beyond books to boudoirs and boardrooms.

Herrmann charges that language is the fundamental means by which women are oppressed. Their education forces them to parrot masculine discourse, often gets them dismissed as chatterboxes, and silences their real lives. Women who desire to express themselves creatively are obliged to "steal" language or to invent one of their own. Based on readings of major texts in literature, philosophy, and the social sciences, The Tongue Snatchers illuminates how men and women differ in their experiences of words, work, space, time, love, and sexuality.

Book News Annotation:

Originally published in France in 1976 as Les voleuses de langue and here translated and with an introduction and notes by Nancy Kline, Hermann's modernist classic of feminist literary criticism charges that language is the fundamental means by which women are oppressed.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-141) and index.

About the Author

Nancy Kline is Director of the Writing Project, Barnard College. She is the author of a novel, The Faithful (1969), and of Lightning: The Poetry of René Char (1981).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272521
Translator:
Kline, Nancy
Author:
Kline, Nancy
Author:
Herrmann, Claudine
Publisher:
Unp - Nebraska Paperback
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist
Subject:
Sex role in literature
Subject:
Feminist literary criticism
Subject:
Sexism
Subject:
Sex discrimination in education
Subject:
French
Subject:
Feminist Studies-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
European women writers series
Series Volume:
no. 668
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
145
Dimensions:
9 x 5.25 in 0.44 lb

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