Elaine Showalter, 20 March 1986
Show More Men and Feminism in Modern Literature by Declan Kiberd.
Macmillan, 250 pp., £13.95, September 1985, 0 333 38353 2Show More
Women Writing about Men by Jane Miller.
Virago, 256 pp., £10.95, January 1986, 0 86068 473 3Show More
Phallic Critiques: Masculinity and 20th-century Literature by Peter Schwenger.
Routledge, 172 pp., £29.50, September 1985, 0 7102 0164 8Show More
“... in the works of such writers as Richardson, Rebecca West, Alexandra Kollontai, Christina Stead, Jean Rhys, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, Miller’s deliberately unsystematic readings have an impressive cumulative power. By the end of the book, as she discusses the work of black and working-class writers, women who have been so excluded ...”