Spanning a century, from Kate Chopin and Fannie Hurst to J. California Cooper and Elana Dykewomon, this bold and deeply satisfying anthology of women's stories explores women's relationships to, and perceptions of, their physical selves. Addressing the peculiarities, the pleasures, and the shames of body politics, these stories of bodies that refuse to be contained offer a variety of perspectives on fully inhabiting the flesh. Whether celebrating bodies deemed transgressive or simply daring to acknowledge that such bodies exist, these diverse literary representations of fatness render the excessive body brilliantly, unapologetically visible. Book jacket.We sit down at the kitchen table, light cigarettes and drink half a glass each of Lorrainea#39;s pink zinfandel wine because more than that she notices. ... Wea#39;ll find two babes and fall in love and make them take us to the Pit. ... Dawn says crotchless, edible panties with cherry flavor and we fall off the bed laughing until Dawna#39;s older brother, Carl, screams aquot;Shut upaquot; from the next ... I lay on Dawna#39;s bed and swear to god Ia#39;ll never touch my step-dada#39;s cocktail onions again if my mother will justanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe and Other Stories of Women and Fatness|
|Publisher||:||Feminist Press at CUNY - 2003|