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Literature and Gender powerfully demonstrates the significance of gender issues in the study of literature. Through analyses of all three major literary forms--poetry, prose, and drama--this volume closely examines a wide array of themes including the construction of female characters, the "gendering" of language, and the intersection of race, class, and gender within reading, writing, and interpretation.
A superb resource of primary texts and critical essays, Literature and Gender includes writing by Sappho, Sylvia Plath, Tennyson, Louisa May Alcott, and Virginia Wolff, (among others), plus critical essays by Maya Angelou, Sandra Gilbert, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and many more.
By incorporating basic literary knowledge, an anthology of text material, and a broad range of critical viewpoints, Literature and Gender is an invaluable resource for every reader interested in exploring this area of literary studies.