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A Desire for Women

Author: Suzanne Juhasz

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813532745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This book explores women's desire for women as it is located in examples of twentieth-century British and American women's writing, including fiction, memoir, and poetry by such writers as Virginia Woolf, Vivian Gornick, Dorothy Allison, Mary Gordon, Toni Morrison, Marilyn Hacker, and Audre Lorde. Suzanne Juhasz discusses how literary writing functions to enact and negotiate a series of relationships between women: daughter-mother, mother-daughter, lesbian lover-lesbian lover, writer-reader, and reader-writer. She shows how writing is a component of interpersonal relationships and how relationships are central to the construction of personal and social identity. Uniquely weaving together psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, and literary theory as well as memoir to examine the value and meaning of relationships between women, Juhasz explores the writings of adult daughters, mothers, and lovers to consider how language both traces and shapes the contours of experience. She emphasizes the initial bond between mother and infant as the bedrock of identity formation, a process involving love, recognition, desire, and language, and shows how that relationship serves as source and model for all future loves. Juhasz's lucid prose unravels the meaningful yet overlooked intricacies of the relationships that inflect much of women's writing in the twentieth century.
A Desire for Women
Language: en
Pages: 247
Authors: Suzanne Juhasz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

This book explores women's desire for women as it is located in examples of twentieth-century British and American women's writing, including fiction, memoir, and poetry by such writers as Virginia Woolf, Vivian Gornick, Dorothy Allison, Mary Gordon, Toni Morrison, Marilyn Hacker, and Audre Lorde. Suzanne Juhasz discusses how literary writing
Love is a Desire That Becomes an Appetite
Language: en
Pages: 102
Authors: MonaLisa Covington
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-17 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Have you ever wondered what your appetite for love would be? Have you ever questioned your internal desires or even vocalized them? Have you placed God at the center of it all? We as humans have appetites just as unique as we are. It is one of the things that
A Desire for Satisfaction
Language: en
Pages: 118
Authors: Ezra A. Clarke
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-09 - Publisher: Trafford Publishing

Drawing from a wide variety of personal life experiences, author Ezra A. Clarke offers an eclectic collection of thought-provoking essays in A Desire for Satisfaction. He recalls stories from his youth growing up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; from his background as a musician, songwriter, and poet; from his
A Desire for Death
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Saleem
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-23 - Publisher: Partridge Publishing

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The Nature of Love
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Irving Singer
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-20 - Publisher: MIT Press

An analysis of concepts of bestowal, appraisal, imagination, and idealization followed by explorations into the writings of thinkers that include Plato, Ovid, and Martin Luther. Irving Singer's trilogy The Nature of Love has been called "majestic" (New York Times Book Review), "monumental" (Boston Globe), "one of the major works of