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The Pleasures of the Text: Violette Leduc and Reader Seduction

Social science


by
Elizabeth Locey

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 1.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This provocative reading of ‘scandalous’ French woman writer Violette Leduc-heralded as a great by Beauvoir, Sartre, Genet, Camus-erodes the divide between body and text in erotic literature. In The Pleasures of the Text Elizabeth Locey sets herself the task of pinning down the often slippery ways in which pleasure is mapped onto the body of the reader, and she confronts and challenges the philosophical debate between pornography and erotica