Paperback / softback
October 6, 2021
9781603295246
French
English
164
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.45 Pounds (US)
$25.00 USD, £12.50 GBP
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La dame à la louve, critical edition

An MLA Text Edition

Although Renée Vivien led a life of wealth and privilege in belle epoque Paris, she often felt like an outsider because she was attracted to other women. Financially secure, she wrote books to suit her own taste rather than that of the literary market. La dame à la louve, from 1904, shows her at the height of her powers.

These fierce, surprising stories challenge moral hypocrisy and normative views about gender, beginning with the title work, which offers a coded representation of same-sex love in the seemingly inexplicable commitment between a woman and her canine companion. The following stories feature a reimagined fairy tale in which Prince Charming turns out to be a young woman, a western adventure whose narrator goes mad with thirst, and other unconventional narratives that range across time and space.

About the Authors

Renée Vivien is the pen name of Pauline Mary Tarn, born to Anglo-American parents in London in 1877. Raised in Paris, she wrote mainly in French and published numerous books of poetry and prose, beginning with Études et préludes in 1901. A pioneer in the unapologetic expression of lesbian love, she died in 1909.

Reviews

"The editor's references to the Me Too movement . . . show how Vivien's stories anticipate issues women are grappling with today."—Tama Lea Engelking, Cleveland State University

"More than a century after their publication, Renée Vivien's short stories foreground issues that women continue to face: sexual violence, double standards, and social inequality."—Gayle Levy, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Modern Language Association of America
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The Woman with the Wolf, critical edition

Renée Vivien, edited by Melanie Hawthorne, translated by Karla Jay, Yvonne M. Klein
Oct 2021 - Modern Language Association of America
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The Woman with the Wolf, critical edition

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Monsieur Vénus, critical edition

Rachilde, edited by Melanie Hawthorne, Liz Constable, translated by Melanie Hawthorne
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Influencers, Activists, and Women's Rights, critical edition

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Le sacrifice des vaches noires, critical edition

Moha Layid. Edited by Paul A. Silverstein.
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