Literature and Gender, Paperback Book



Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature.

The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including:feminity versus creativity in women's lives and writingthe construction of female charactersautobiography and fictionthe gendering of languagethe interaction of race, class and gender within writing, reading and interpretation. Literature and Gender is also a superb resource of primary texts, and includes writing by:SapphoEmily DickinsonSylvia PlathTennysonElizabeth BishopLouisa May AlcottVirginia WoolfJamaica KincaidCharlotte Perkins GilmanSusan GlaspellAlso reproduced are essential essays by, amoung others, Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Toni Morrison, Elaine Showalter, and Alice Walker.

No other book on this subject provides an anthology, introduction and critical reader in one volume.

Literature and Gender is the ideal guide for any student new to this field.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780415135740



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