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What Does a Woman Want? : Reading and Sexual Difference - Shoshana Felman

What Does a Woman Want?

Reading and Sexual Difference

Paperback Published: 1st September 1993
ISBN: 9780801846205
Number Of Pages: 184
For Ages: 22+ years old

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'What does a woman want?' -- the question Freud famously formulated in a letter to Marie Bonaparte -- is a quintessentially male question that arises from women's resistance to their place in a patriarchal society. But what might it mean, asks Shoshana Felman, for a woman to reclaim this question as her own? Can this question engender, through the literary or the psychoanalytic work, a woman's voice as its speaking subject? Felman explores these questions through close readings of autobiographical texts by Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, and Adrienne Rich which attempt to redefine women as the subject of their own desire.

"Shoshana Felman is a reader of unparalleled subtlety." -- Marjorie Garber, Harvard University.

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Felman pries open, radically displaces, and reengenders this question, through literature... psychoanalysis... and women's autobiographical writing. -- Frances L. Restuccia * Novel *

What Does a Woman Want? The Question of Autobiography and the Bond of Reading (Postface)p. 1
Women and Madness: The Critical Phallacy (Balzac, "Adieu")p. 20
Textuality and the Riddle of Bisexuality (Balzac, "The Girl with the Golden Eyes")p. 41
Competing Pregnancies: The Dream from which Psychoanalysis Proceeds (Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams)p. 68
With Whom Do You Believe Your Lot Is Cast? Woolf, de Beauvoir, Rich, and the Struggle for Autobiography (Afterword)p. 121
Notesp. 153
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780801846205
ISBN-10: 080184620X
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 13.69  x 1.35
Weight (kg): 0.25

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