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Alison Lurie

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Who is Alison Lurie?

Alison Lurie is an American novelist and academic. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 1984 novel Foreign Affairs. Although better known as a novelist, she has also written numerous non-fiction books and articles, particularly on children's literature and the semiotics of dress.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Feminist Literature (2015)

by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

American novelist An author ofscholarly essays and humorous social novels for more than four decades, Alison Lurie abandons standard fictional convention to satirize courtship, sexuality, and the debased housewife. While growing ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales (2007)

by Donald Haase, Donald Haase Ph.D.

Critical scrutiny from the point of view of feminism dates from a 1970s controversy between Alison Lurie and Marcia R. Lieberman as to whether fairy tales are liberating or oppressive. Many in this era, including conservative Christians, sought ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Children's Literature (2010)

by Emer O'Sullivan

Alison Lurie, Angela Carter, Tanith Lee, Jane Yolen, Babette Cole, and others have written re— visionist feminist fairy tales for adults and children. Black folktales and fairy tales have been issued by authors such as Julius Lester and Virginia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Short Story (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock

Lovecraft “The Colour out of Space”; “The Dunwich Horror”; “The Evil Clergyman”; “The Lurking Fear”; “The Shunned House” Alison Lurie “Fat People”; ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature (2005)

by Steven R. Serafin, Alfred Bendixen

to the contemporary (Robert Creeley, Richard Wilbur, Rita Dove, Alison Lurie, Michael Crichton, Mary Gordon, and Elmore Leonard) ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (2007)

by Elizabeth Knowles

Alison Lurie 1926– American novelist 8 Clothes which make a woman's life difficult and handicap.

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We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald, it is impossible to be silent. (Alison Lurie)
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