Following Djuna : women lovers and the erotics of loss / Carolyn Allen.

Following Djuna reads contemporary novelists in the tradition of Djuna Barnes, arguing for the importance of women's fiction in understanding women's erotics - emotional and sexual exchanges between women. Barnes's Nightwood, with its experimental form and passionate language, has mad...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Allen, Carolyn, 1943-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.
Series:Theories of representation and difference.
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Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Djuna Barnes and Bertha Harris
  • Reading Erotics/Following Djuna
  • pt. 1. Djuna Barnes: The Erotics of Nurture. 1. Nightwood: Gender, Narcissism, and the Erotic Maternal in the Narrative of Nora Flood. 2. Writing toward Nightwood: Seduction in the "Little Girl" Stories
  • pt. 2. Jeanette Winterson: The Erotics of Risk
  • pt. 3. Rebecca Brown: The Erotics of Excess and the Difficulties of Difference.