+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
We Always Treat Women Too Well : New York Review Books Classics - Raymond Queneau

We Always Treat Women Too Well

New York Review Books Classics

By: Raymond Queneau, Professor John Updike (Introduction by), Barbara Wright (Translator)

Paperback

Published: 31st January 2003
RRP $37.99
$34.50
This title is not in stock at the Booktopia Warehouse and needs to be ordered from our supplier.
Click here to read more about delivery expectations.

We Always Treat Women Too Well was first published as a purported work of pulp fiction by one Sally Mara, but this novel by Raymond Queneau is a further manifestation of his sly, provocative, wonderfully wayward genius. Set in Dublin during the 1916 Easter rebellion, it tells of a nubile beauty who finds herself trapped in the central post office when it is seized by a group of rebels. But Gertie Girdle is no common pushover, and she quickly devises a coolly lascivious strategy by which, in very short order, she saves the day for king and country. Queneau's wickedly funny send-up of cheap smut—his response to a popular bodice-ripper of the 1940s—exposes the link between sexual fantasy and actual domination while celebrating the imagination's power to transmute crude sensationalism into pleasure pure and simple.

ISBN: 9781590170304
ISBN-10: 159017030X
Series: New York Review Books Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 31st January 2003
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2