The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice

The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice

by Rachel Blau DuPlessis
     
 

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The Pink Guitar is a landmark study of women's writing and poetics—and representations of women artists—in the 20th Century.

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The Pink Guitar is a landmark study of women's writing and poetics—and representations of women artists—in the 20th Century.

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"With the dazzling, sometimes breathtaking The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis has produced one of the boldest, most enlightening, innovative, challenging, and knowledgeable works of feminist theory to grace the last couple of decades." --Martha Nell Smith, Tulsa, Studies in Women’s Literature

“Critics on both sides of the Atlantic have, for years, imagined a feminine language. Here DuPlessis comes very close to inventing one. . . . She [creates] not only a style of writing but also a practice of reading that is uniquely her own.” --Cecilia Farr, American Literature

“The supreme quality of The Pink Guitar is how insightfully and thoroughly DuPlessis understands the ways that gender relations are embedded within signifying practices--and how a feminist writing practice must disrupt these practices on multiple levels. . . . The Pink Guitar establishes a powerful feminist writing practice not because of DuPlessis’s refusal of authority, transcendence, and singularity, but because of the ways she redeploys these.” --Jeanne Heuving, Contemporary Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817353223
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
10/22/2006
Series:
Modern & Contemporary Poetics Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Rachel Blau DuPlessis is a poet, critic, and Professor of English at Temple University. She is the author/editor of more than 20 volumes of poetry and criticism, including The Objectivist Nexus: Essays in Cultural Poetics and Genders, Races, and Religious Cultures in Modern American Poetry, 1908–1934.

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