Up from under, or on Not Marrying the Racist Aussie Boss: Strategies for Reading Romantic Fiction
Hutchinson, Jan, Hecate
Two expressions of female desire; yet a world of difference, of class not gender, lies between them. The issue is complicated further by Dolittle and her desires being constructed by two men, the songwriter Lerner and the composer Loewe, a construction which exists intertextually with the literary and dramatic tradition that includes George Bernard Shaw, the popular tradition of stage musicals and film adaptations, and the classical tradition of Greek mythology. Woolf's polemic seeks the conditions whereby a woman writer may devise a "perfectly natural, shapely sentence proper for her own use."(2) Dolittle's reacculturation to suit the standards set by upper class men involves her …
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Publication information: Article title: Up from under, or on Not Marrying the Racist Aussie Boss: Strategies for Reading Romantic Fiction. Contributors: Hutchinson, Jan - Author. Journal title: Hecate. Volume: 13. Issue: 1 Publication date: May 31, 1987. Page number: 7. © 1999 Hecate Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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