Textual Bodies

Textual Bodies

Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation

eBook - 1997
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Univ of New York Press
Illustrates changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon.



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Contains 11 essays of literary criticism which approach literature with an emphasis on the place and treatment of the human body in the Western textual tradition. Topics range from Sappho's fragments through cross-dressing in medieval romance to mutilation in Kathy Acker's Great Expectations . The essays illustrate changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780585077710
0585077711
0791431614
0791431622
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 291 pages)
Additional Contributors: Lefkovitz, Lori Hope 1956-

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