The Resource Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940, Dale M. Bauer, (ebook)

Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940, Dale M. Bauer, (ebook)

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Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940
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Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940
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Dale M. Bauer
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Sex expression and American women writers, 1860-1940
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eng
Summary
American women novelists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries registered a call for a new sexual freedom, Dale Bauer contends. By creating a lexicon of "sex expression," many authors explored sexuality as part of a discourse about women's needs rather than confining it to the realm of sentiments, where it had been relegated (if broached at all) by earlier writers. This new rhetoric of sexuality enabled critical conversations about who had sex, when in life they had it, and how it signified.Whether liberating or repressive, sexuality became a potential force for female agency in these women's novels, Bauer explains, insofar as these novelists seized the power of rhetoric to establish their intellectual authority. Thus, Bauer argues, they helped transform the traditional ideal of sexual purity into a new goal of sexual pleasure, defining in their fiction what intimacy between equals might become.Analyzing the work of canonical as well as popular writers--including Edith Wharton, Anzia Yezierska, Julia Peterkin, and Fannie Hurst, among others--Bauer demonstrates that the new sexualization of American culture was both material and rhetorical
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Midwest
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1956-
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Bauer, Dale M.
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810.9/9287
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non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Sex in literature
  • Language and sex
  • Expression in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940, Dale M. Bauer, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807887691
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11718386
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remote
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11718386
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MWT11718386
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Sex expression & American women writers, 1860-1940, Dale M. Bauer, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807887691
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11718386
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11718386
System control number
MWT11718386
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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