The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness / Edition 1

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Spanning a century, from Kate Chopin and Fannie Hurst to J. California Cooper and Elana Dykewomon, this bold and deeply satisfying anthology of women's stories explores women's relationships to, and perceptions of, their physical selves. Addressing the peculiarities, the pleasures, and the shames of body politics, these stories of bodies that refuse to be contained offer a variety of perspectives on fully inhabiting the flesh. Whether celebrating bodies deemed transgressive or simply daring to acknowledge that such bodies exist, these diverse literary representations of fatness render the excessive body brilliantly, unapologetically visible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558614512
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: The Women's Stories Project Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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SUSAN KOPPELMAN is a pioneering literary historian, acknowledged as the leading authority on the women's short story in the United States. Her ten anthologies include Between Mothers and Daughters and The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Juanita 1
The Stout Miss Hopkins's Bicycle 3
The Homely Heroine 19
Noblesse 26
Even As You and I 35
Fat 56
This Was Meant to Be 66
Good-Bye, Old Laura 77
The Food Farm 100
Jelly Rolls 108
He Was a Man! (But He Did Himself Wrong) 116
The Feeder 124
Bloomingdale's 135
The Dream Diet 140
A Mammoth Undertaking 147
Fat Lena 151
On Ward G 153
Skanks 161
Perfectly Normal 171
Primos 181
The Language of the Fat Woman 190
The Man I Love 193
Magnetic Force 202
The Hershey Bar Queen 205
The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe 215
Afterword 229
Bibliography 269
Credits 273
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