Kauffman, Linda, Editor.
The essays in this book discuss whether feminist literary theory can successfully negotiate its way through the patriarchal nature of traditional discourse, in a complex dialogue between men and women. Some essays deal with the philosophical foundations of feminist criticism. Other essays deal with the network of relations between author, society, reader, critic. Contributors are Timothy J. Reiss, Frances Ferguson, Ellen Messer-Davidow, David R. Shumway, Jane Tompkins, Gerald M. MacLean, Joseph Allen Boone, Toril Moi, Patricia Yaeger, Lee Edelman, Barbara Christian, and Michael Awkward. The book is in very good condition, with the exception of a bit of marginalia. Basil Blackwell. 1989. Paper. USED. $8.00