Tama Janowitz | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elizabeth Young

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Tama Janowitz.
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Critical Essay by Elizabeth Young

SOURCE: “Library of the Ultravixens: The Lost Phallus—Where did I Put It?—in the works of Tama Janowitz, Mary Gaitskill, and Catherine Texier,” in Shopping in Space, edited by Elizabeth Young and Graham Caveney, Atlantic Monthly Press and Serpent's Tail, 1992, pp. 142-93.

In the following essay, Young discusses Janowitz's oeuvre within the framework of postmodern feminist theory.

“Slipping through the stitch of virtue, Into crime”

(Djuna Barnes, The Book of Repulsive Women)*

I. Bohemians and Bad Girls

It is the 1950s and our heroine is sitting in the kitchen. Outside, a bomb-shelter broods in the backyard. She is watching her mother who, in a flowered pinny and turban is doing a hundred things at once: mixing the Bisto gravy, worming the cat, sudsing the smalls, dashing away with...

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