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What Does a Woman Want?: Reading and Sexual Difference Shoshana Felman

What Does a Woman Want?: Reading and Sexual Difference

Shoshana Felman

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ISBN : 9780801846205
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184 pages
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What does a woman want?—the question Freud famously formulated in a letter to Marie Bonaparte—is a quintessentially male question that arises from womens resistance to their place in a patriarchal society. But what might it mean, asks ShoshanaMoreWhat does a woman want?—the question Freud famously formulated in a letter to Marie Bonaparte—is a quintessentially male question that arises from womens resistance to their place in a patriarchal society. But what might it mean, asks Shoshana Felman, for a woman to reclaim this question as her own? Can this question engender, through the literary or the psychoanalytic work, a womans voice as its speaking subject? Felman explores these questions through close readings of autobiographical texts by Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, and Adrienne Rich which attempt to redefine women as the subject of their own desire.