EVIL SISTERS: The Threat of Female Sexuality and the Cult of Manhood.

Dijkstra, Bram.

ISBN 10: 0394569458 / ISBN 13: 9780394569451
Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj, 1996
Hardcover
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Show how the portrayal of woman as seductress, as a regressive, primitive force whose sexuality could destroy the social order and how the distorted ideas of gender, sex and race as reflected in paintings, in the cinema from Louise Brooks to Garbo and Dietrich and other femme fatales, and in fiction, ranging from Bram Stoker through Conrad, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Faulkner, continues to affect us today. SIGNED on the title page. 37 illustrations, bibliography, index. 480 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 37474

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Title: EVIL SISTERS: The Threat of Female Sexuality...

Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. dj

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An incisive study of the role of woman as seductress and the evolution of distorted ideas of race, gender, and sex examines the devastating impact of this portrayal of women and the links among misogyny, racism, and the rise of nationalist politics, as embodied by Hitler. 10,000 first printing.

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In Evil Sisters Bram Dijkstra, a professor of comparative literature at the University of California, San Diego, has taken on the task of detailing the various threats female sexuality is said to have posed throughout this century. Some of these so-called threats seemed alarming; for example, many leading intellectuals from early in the century believed that women were in pursuit of semen to fulfill their reproductive need. Others blamed war as a female creation. He shows how the link of women to vampires was particularly damaging. An interesting historical look at imagery that crops up in today's society.

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