Boss Ladies, Watch out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing by Terry Castle, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

Boss Ladies, Watch Out!: Essays on Women, Sex and Writing

by Terry Castle
     
 

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A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today.

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A new collection of essays on literature and sexuality by one of the wittiest and most iconoclastic critics writing today.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
She's the Boss Literary critic and London Review of Books contributor Terry Castle says, "It's a sad life one leads as a Female Literary Critic. All that pressure to live up to masculine expectations." She has penned a challenging and thought-provoking collection of essays that serve as "a kind of brief on behalf of female authority," entitled Boss Ladies, Watch Out! Essays on Women, Sex and Writing. The book's first part features longer, somewhat formal, scholarly pieces; the second portion is composed of essays that began as "review-articles." The fiery pieces address Jane Austen, Ann Radcliffe, Gertrude Stein, Edmund White and others. (Sept. 1) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135225278
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
334
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

Susan Sontag
Brave, learned, sassy, wildly funny, Terry Castle knows heaps about people (and lives) as well as about literature in English. Her writing is full of feeling and wisdom. She's not only our best Female Literary Critic and One Wise Babe. She's the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.

Meet the Author

Terry Castle has taught at Stanford since 1983. She has written five books ranging from Masquerade and Civilization: The Carnivalesque in Eighteenth Century English Culture and Fiction to The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture. She has won several awards and was nominated for the PEN Spielvogel-Diamodstean Award for the Art of the Essay.

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