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The Rhetoric of Rage: Women in Dorothy Parker / Edition 2

The Rhetoric of Rage: Women in Dorothy Parker / Edition 2

by Sondra Melzer, Esther LabovitzSondra Melzer


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The Rhetoric of Rage explores the treatment of women from a contemporary feminist perspective and reveals the ways in which Parker's brittle humor reflects muted anger toward a patriarchal society. Through close examination of the texts, the work investigates the hidden discontents, the buried conflicts of women's lives and exposes the forces at work both implicitly and explicitly that shape their existence. The book locates links between the author's life and the fiction and elucidates the ways in which Parker lived her life in fiction and her fiction in life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820457437
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2001
Series: Writing About Women Series: Feminist Literary Studies , #22
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Sondra Melzer is a Professor in The Graduate School of Education at Sacred Heart University. She also teaches English and Education at the University of Bridgeport. She received a Ph.D. from New York University. For twenty-five years, she was Chairman of the English Department at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut. A published poet, she has written several articles for professional journals. In addition, she has been the Humanities editor for an American literature anthology and is a Senior Consultant at Harris McCully Associates, Inc.

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