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Writing lovers [electronic resource] : reading Canadian love poetry by women / M�eira Cook.

By: Cook, M�eira, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 p.).ISBN: 0773527974 (bound); 9780773527973; 9780773572270 (electronic bk.); 0773572279 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Love poetry, Canadian -- History and criticism | Canadian poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Po�esie d'amour canadienne-anglaise -- Histoire et critique | Po�etesses canadiennes-anglaises | Po�esie canadienne-anglaise -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | �Ecrits de femmes canadiens-anglais -- Histoire et critique | Love poetry, Canadian (English) -- History and criticism | Women poets, Canadian (English) | Canadian poetry (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Canadian poetry (English) -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Frauenliteratur | Liebeslyrik | Kanada | POETRY / American / GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing lovers.DDC classification: C811/.54093543 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The language of love : an oblique beginning -- Love and other unofficial stories : narrative prowling in Kristjana Gunnars' The prowler -- Possessed by love : the metaphoric production of desire in Elizabeth Smart's By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept -- In between : Dionne Brand's poetics of love and resistance -- Love letters from an unmade bed : Dorothy Livesay's poetics of disquiet -- On the line : revenge as confessional strategy in Kristjana Gunnars' Carnival of Longing and Nicole Markotic's "No goodbye, just:" -- Bone memory : love and breath in Louise Bernice Halfe's Blue marrow -- Speaking in tongues : Daphne Marlatt's answering touch or how to sign a love letter.
Review: "Is it possible to capture something as ephemeral as love with mere words? Meira Cook draws on Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, and Kristeva to wrestle with the theoretical problems of representing the unrepresentable. In Writing Lovers she searches for a language adequate to articulating the discourse of passion, desire, and longing."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-247) and index.

The language of love : an oblique beginning -- Love and other unofficial stories : narrative prowling in Kristjana Gunnars' The prowler -- Possessed by love : the metaphoric production of desire in Elizabeth Smart's By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept -- In between : Dionne Brand's poetics of love and resistance -- Love letters from an unmade bed : Dorothy Livesay's poetics of disquiet -- On the line : revenge as confessional strategy in Kristjana Gunnars' Carnival of Longing and Nicole Markotic's "No goodbye, just:" -- Bone memory : love and breath in Louise Bernice Halfe's Blue marrow -- Speaking in tongues : Daphne Marlatt's answering touch or how to sign a love letter.

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"Is it possible to capture something as ephemeral as love with mere words? Meira Cook draws on Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, and Kristeva to wrestle with the theoretical problems of representing the unrepresentable. In Writing Lovers she searches for a language adequate to articulating the discourse of passion, desire, and longing."--BOOK JACKET.

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