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Lesbian Texts and Contexts: Radical Revisions (Feminist Crosscurrents)by Renee Vivien
Synopses & Reviews
Lesbian writers include some of the most innovative and adventurous writers of this century, but only recently have they been given their due attention in terms of critical study. This book is the first anthology to discuss the subject of lesbianism as it relates to the critical interaction among readers, writers, and literary critics. It explores lesbian texts in terms of identification, meaning, and interpretation, and examines the complex entanglements of identity, voice, intersubjectivity, textualities, and sexualities.
"A wonderful exploration of the varieties of life choices lesbians can and do make. This book once again proves that telling the truth aboutyourself is a revolutionary act."
—Rita Mae Brown
"They will probably drum Karla Jay and Joanne Glasgow out of the academy for this one...A college text that is witty, literate, interesting, and can be read for fun. What's the world coming to? Lesbian Texts and Contexts: dry title, wonderful book."
—Barbara Grier, Editor Naiad Press
"To call this collection much-needed or eagerly awaited would be the understatement of the year. It's thrilling ot think of the new readings of classic texts, the new directions for theory, and—maybe best of all—the new range of literary encounters in the classroom, that will be enabled by this radical intervention on the critical scene."
—Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Duke University
"Excellent,...challenging, sexy,...never boring."
The purpose of this volume is to provide the reader with a broad range of texts which will aid reflection upon issues relating to law and religion. These texts present a diversity of ideological and scholarly responses to the questions related to the relationship of law and religion in modern societies.
About the Author
Karla Jay is Professor of English a Pace University, the author of The Amazon and the Page: Natalie Clifford Barney and Renee Vivien, and the editor of NYU Press series, The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature.
Allen Young, who has taught at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, is the author of Gays Under the Cuban Revolution. With Karla Jay, he has co-authored The Gay Report and co-edited Lavender Culture.
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