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Willa Cather Queering America

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ISBN-10: 0231113250

ISBN-13: 9780231113250

Edition: 1999

Authors: Marilee Lindemann

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This study of Cather's life and work explains that her sexual coming-of-age occurred as a cultural transition was recasting love between women as sexual deviance rather than romantic friendship.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Marilee Lindemann is assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland. She has edited recent editions of Cather's Alexander's Bridgeand O Pioneers!and has written articles in collections including Modern American Women Writersand The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage.

Note on Texts and List of Abbreviations
Introduction The Novelist, the Critic, and the "queer"
Fear of a Queer Prairie Figures of the Body And/as the Nation in the Letters and Early Novels
Driving One-Handed the Law, the Letter, and the Unsanctioned Voice
Filling out Nice Body-Building and Nation-Building in the Early Novels
Queering the "classics" Willa Cather and the Literary History of the United States
In a Prohibition Country the Culture Wars of the 1920s
Comrades and Countrymen Queer Love and a Dream of "america"
Conclusion: Queer (r)age Notes on the Late Fiction and the Queering of the World
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