From Granny Weatherwax to Susan Death and beyond...
Terry Pratchett's Discworld is an epic, groundbreaking work of fantasy often hailed for its originality, humour and deep, layered intelligence. But what about the women?
Award-winning author & pop culture critic Tansy Rayner Roberts looks at the portrayal of female characters in many of Pratchett's best loved books, from the early years of fantasy satire and sexy lamps to the more complex, iconic characters of the witches, werewolves, dwarves and queens.
Contains 10 essays about gender and the Discworld, including "Socks, Lies & the Monstrous Regiment" which is exclusive to this collection.
|Publisher:||Tansy Rayner Roberts|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)|
Table of Contents
- The Boobs, The Bad and the Broomsticks
- Slash! Stab! A Lesson in Practical Queening.
- Werewolf Glamour & the Sexing of Dwarves
- His Henpecked Voice
- A Wonderful Personality and Good Hair
- The Seamstress Redemption
- Has Scythe, Will Teach School
- Pole Dancers, Goblin Girls, and the Family Man
- The Truth Has Got Her Boots On
- Socks, Lies, and the Monstrous Regiment