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Author Allen, Carolyn, 1943-
Title Following Djuna : women lovers and the erotics of loss / Carolyn Allen.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1996.

Author Allen, Carolyn, 1943-
Series Theories of representation and difference
Theories of representation and difference.
Subject Harris, Bertha, 1937- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Winterson, Jeanette, 1959- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Brown, Rebecca, 1956- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Barnes, Djuna -- Influence.
Lesbians' writings, American -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Lesbians' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Erotic stories, American -- History and criticism.
Erotic stories, English -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality and literature -- History -- 20th century.
Authorship -- Psychological aspects.
Loss (Psychology) in literature.
Authorship -- Sex differences.
Lesbians in literature.
Women in literature.
Description 1 online resource (142 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-135) and index.
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.
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Summary 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 made its mark on contemporary writers, and Carolyn Allen argues that Harris, Winterson, and Brown continue Barnes's explorations of obsession, loss, excess, and power between women lovers. Allen stresses the importance of difference in lovers who are "like", and the influence of memory in the making of desire. At the same time, she illuminates the ongoing trade-offs between passion and comfort, and between loss and discovery as crucial to the intensity of women's erotics.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Print version record.
ISBN 0585020752 (electronic bk.)
9780585020754 (electronic bk.)
0253330238
025321047X
9780253330239 (alk. paper)
9780253210470 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42854175
Additional Format Print version: Allen, Carolyn. Following Djuna. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1996 0253330238 (DLC) 95023531 (OCoLC)32821735
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction: Djuna Barnes and Bertha Harris - Reading Erotics/Following Djuna1
Pt. 1Djuna Barnes: The Erotics of Nurture21
 1Nightwood: Gender, Narcissism, and the Erotic Maternal in the Narrative of Nora Flood 
 2Writing toward Nightwood: Seduction in the "Little Girl" Stories 
Pt. 2Jeanette Winterson: The Erotics of Risk46
Pt. 3Rebecca Brown: The Erotics of Excess and the Difficulties of Difference81
 Notes111
 Works Cited125
 Index137


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