Violence, Silence and Anger: Women's Writing as Transgression

Violence, Silence and Anger: Women's Writing as Transgression

by Deirdre Lashgari (Editor)

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Violence, Silence and Anger: Women's Writing as Transgression by Deirdre Lashgari

Twenty contributors consider violence in the works of such acclaimed writers as Adrienne Rich, Harriet Jacobs, Virgnia Woolf, and Audre Lorde, and such too little known authors as Senegal's Mariama Ba and Aminata Sow Fall, Lebanon's Etel Adnan, and the Jamaican Sistren Collective. The cross-cultural range of works encompasses many forms of violence, overt and covert: sexual abuse, the colonial experience, the ravages of cancer, hostility between mothers and daughters, warfare. The contributors look at the variety of responses to violence and address the costs of breaking cultural taboos against speaking out as well as the strategies women use to violate social expectations without forfeiting the chance to be heard. They show that th differences in women's lives and responses to violence can help us begin to envision a world in which violence is no longer acceptable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813914930
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Series: Feminist Issues Series
Pages: 351
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Deirdre Lashgari is Associate Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University. She is co-editor of two international anthologies of poetry by women: Women Poets of the World and The Other Voice: Twentieth Century Women's Poetry in Translation.

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