Gender Distress

Elaine Showalter

  • In the Cut by Susanna Moore
    Picador, 180 pp, £12.99, April 1996, ISBN 0 330 34452 8
  • The End of Alice by A.M. Homes
    Scribner, 271 pp, $22.00, March 1996, ISBN 0 684 81528 1

In her iconographic poem ‘Bleeding’ (1970), the American poet May Swenson presents a dialogue between a knife and a cut:

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