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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
ISBN: 9781590170304
Number Of Pages: 200

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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

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