by Bertha Harris, Anthony King


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814735053
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 09/01/1993
Series: Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Bertha Harris is also the author of Confessions of Cherubino and Catching Saradove. She lives in Tennyson, Massachusetts, and continues to write compelling, eccentric and faintly indecent fiction.

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"A wonder...I was seduced by its tantalizing elusiveness, its audacity, its sheer brio...a spellbinding, verbal sleight of hand as satisfying as it is serpentine."

-The Washington Post Book World,

"Bertha Harris has created a woman's world as relaxed and sisterly and funny as [Joan] Didion's is tense and controlled. [She] presents a utopian vision of a world where women are in charge of themselves, and where, it is nice to note, they are very good company indeed."

-The New York Review of Books,

"Violent, funny, beautiful, intelligent."

-Jane Rule,

"Harris, an American equivalent of Monique Wittig, ingenious, sardonic, parodic. [She] explores the various roles women have played: grandmother, mother, daughter, sister, wife and second wife, businesswoman in man's clothing, prostitute, factory worker, movie star, muse and tutelary spirit, warrior, artist, fake saint, martyr."

-Catharine R. Stimpson,

"The introduction [is] by turns funny, sad, moving, and outrageous...[Harris] illuminates the New York women's art and literary scene of the late sixties and seventies; the introduction alone is worth the price of the book. Altogether, Lover is everything a seduction should be—smart, unpredictable, witty, provocative—:and sexy."

-Carolyn Allen,University of Washington

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