The Wounded Heart Writing on Cherrie Moraga
- List Price: $45.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1
- Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
- Publish date: 11/01/2001
In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherrie Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between" spaces in Moraga's writing where race, gender, class, and sexuality intermingle, this first book-length study of Moraga's work focuses on her writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure.
Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano divides the book into three sections, which analyze Moraga's writing of the body, her dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and her writing of identities and racialized desire. Through close textual readings of Loving in the War Years, Giving Up the Ghost, Shadow of a Man, Heroes and Saints, The Last Generation, and Waiting in the Wings, Yarbro-Bejarano contributes to the development of a language to talk about sexuality as potentially empowering, the place of desire within politics, and the intricate workings of racialized desire.
BI6-An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with
BI6-An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in black cloth covered boards with gold lettering and a graphic on the spine and gold lettering on the front with only very, very slight overall shelf wear. A feminist study of CherrÃe Moraga's work and its aesthetic, cultural, and political implications. The author focuses on Moraga's writing of the body and related material practices of sex, desire, and pleasure. It is organized into three sections: an analysis of Moraga's writing of the body, a discussion of Moraga's dramaturgy in the context of both dominant and alternative Western theatrical traditions, and a discussion of Moraga's writing about identities and racialized desire. The author's arguments are based on close textual readings of Moraga's "Loving in the War Years, " "Giving Up the Ghost, " "Shadow of a Man, " "Heroes and Saints, " "The Last Generation, " and "Waiting in the Wings." By the author of "Feminism and the Honor Plays of Lope De Vega." Chronology of major works by CherrÃe Moraga, endnotes, works cited, indexed, 199p.