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Contents 1. Acknowledgements 2. Brazilian Women In Society And Literature: A Chronology 3. Introduction: Brazilian Women's Literature As A Counter-Ideological Discourse 4. Chapter 1: Female Body, Male Desire 5. Chapter 2: Brazilian Women Writers: The Search For An Erotic Discourse 6. Chapter 3: The Gothic, The Fantastic, And The Grotesque In The Representation Of The Female Body And Desire 7. Chapter 4: Aging And The Female Body In Sonia Coutinho's Short Fiction 8. Chapter 5: Lesbian Desire In Short Stories By Contemporary Brazilian Women 9. Chapter 6: Female Agency And Heterossexuality In The Works Of Márcia Denser And Marina Colasanti 10. Conclusion: Brazilian Women Writers In The New Millenium 11. Bibliography 12. Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Brazilian literature Women authors History and criticism, Brazilian literature 20th century History and criticism, Women in literature, Sex role in literature, Desire in literature