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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #654049 - 05/30/02 06:16 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

hmmmm, Amy Tan?
not an exrteme feminist....but good reading.


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #654067 - 05/30/02 06:24 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

NO!


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #654215 - 05/30/02 07:32 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

From what I hear Margaret Atwood is a great writer. My high school really tries to push her books onto students in a criteria called "Womens Literature". I'm not taking part in this class but i'm sure it would be interesting.

'nuff said?


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: PGF]
    #655246 - 05/31/02 09:15 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I've really liked the Atwood stuff I've read.

Doesn't Amy Tan write sentimental quasi-literate dreck? Maybe I'm just misinformed, but I kind of got the impression that the Joy Luck Club was a bland tear jerker.


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: superpimp]
    #655257 - 05/31/02 09:18 AM (15 years, 1 month ago)

And superpimp, grow up. Just because a woman writes something doesn't mean it's bad. There are lots of great woman writers out there.


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: Phluck]
    #656043 - 05/31/02 04:25 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I read Joy Luck for an asian studies class.....
from that point of view it was interesting....
for good literature...it was sorta sappy.....
we looked at it through it's historic relevance through the different characters...........there were three generations of asian women's lives explored in JLC......it wasn't that bad...


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: Phluck]
    #656275 - 05/31/02 06:36 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

Name one!


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #656665 - 05/31/02 10:43 PM (15 years, 1 month ago)

I love Margaret Atwood...but I also like the Bronte sisters...so maybe my suggestions would suck Wuthering Heights was a favorite of mine and I still enjoy it As far as Atwood goes...I really enjoyed Surfacing ,Lady Oracle, and The Edible Woman. BUT ...by far, my favorite Atwood fiction would be The Handmaids Tale.

So, there's my contribution to this thread..such as it is

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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #657876 - 06/01/02 07:19 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

newt, do you mean women authors or feminist authors?

for *women* authors, not necessarily feminist... toni morrisson, though oprah's clockwork bookclub guest, is a master (far more than tan will ever be). i think tan is interesting, but shes not masterful. how about shelley (frankenstein- old faithful)? chopin also- and her womans voice at the time was a classic symbol of the discontentment abounding regarding women's opporunities (if youre looking for "feminist" stuff- its not about the solution, but simply a cry in the dark.. not exactly feminist, you know?). stowe should be read by everone (uncle tom's) just for the taste of its historical significance, but i dont know if there would be much to really analyze. and woolf and wharton... more woolf though, i love woolf. thats just the post feminist with an english degree coming out of me, dont you know... theres a LOT out there, and a pre-60s womans perspective on feminism and womanhood is so different than anything we see today- i think its important to read some women like these just to know where we come from (our grandmothers, and our great-grandmothers).

i will pass on alcott, the brontes, and the like. i could never stand them. atwood is good, but not as much for the woman's sight as for the political (imo).

but yes, i think women are fine authors as well.


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: ]
    #658954 - 06/02/02 01:16 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

didnt know, newt... the way things shape around here sometimes, any woman who produces art has to be some sort of feminist... (not that its a dirty word). but i think you can see from my selections, a lot could/should be considered feminist, or contributors to feminist thought.

i havent read that one - im actually looking for time to read "a bondwoman's narrative" - a book henry gates just had a hand in getting published. (hes one of the african american professors at the ivy leagues threatening to leave his univ for another). they say its possibly the earliest novel by a black woman in this country... but, to be honest, right now im more interested in personal accounts of japanese american internment at the moment, for personal reasons, so i cant see getting to it in a month. did you like "incidents"? was it fiction, or historical?


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: oscill8]
    #658995 - 06/02/02 01:38 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

japanese american's interned WWII
hey, we read a GREAT book dealing with that....
in my asian history/lit studies class....

Damn me...it was something boy, I think...

It's buried in a box somewhere with all my books....

Oh i wish I could remember the name.......damn

I might have to go digging.....it's that or play pool.....we'll see....if you have some names of books dealing with that, name them.....this was written by a man...1st person narrative....


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: PGF]
    #659016 - 06/02/02 01:51 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

* no no boy * ///

i remember reading that one when i was in high school (not for school, but from my grandfather- both grents were internees) ... and being so angry. it was also before redress though, or perhaps after- but after i realized what redress was to people like the grents. ive read a lot of them though... informal reading assignments when new books appeared in the shelves of their home.


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Re: Women's Literature [Re: oscill8]
    #659068 - 06/02/02 02:11 PM (15 years, 30 days ago)

That's the one!

Yeah, you know you've read a good book if the plight of the characters make you angry, upset, tearful etc.....

No No Boy....

Yeah that's great you took an interest in your grandparent's early lives (your family's not so distant past).....most people just don't care...

I bet it made them happy to see you take interest.


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