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Plain and Ugly Janes: The Rise of the Ugly Woman in Contemporary American Fiction (Paperback)
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Plain and Ugly Janes: The Rise of the Ugly Woman in Contemporary American Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 152 Pages / Published: 30/12/2006
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Plain and Ugly Janes was the first book to define and explore the ramifications of a new character type in twentieth-century American literature - the ugly woman - whose roots can be traced to the old maid/spinster figure of the nineteenth century. Wright concludes that the ugly woman character enables authors to explore the ironies and inequalities inherent in the beauty system and to create more powerful and heroic females.

Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9780877459941
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm


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"This study provides a dimension to the interpretation of American literature that may well bring it to a closer relevancy to American culture. Wright has defined a significant American social totem here, one that has been manifest particularly within the final decades of the twentieth century and has placed far more value on image than on substance...."
-The texas Writer's Newsletter

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