The Strange History of Suzanne Lafleshe: And Other Stories of Women and Fatness

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xix
Juanita (1895)p. 1
The Stout Miss Hopkins's Bicycle (1897)p. 3
The Homely Heroine (1910)p. 19
Noblesse (1913)p. 26
Even As You and I (1919)p. 35
Fat (1927)p. 56
This Was Meant to Be (1946)p. 66
Good-Bye, Old Laura (1965)p. 77
The Food Farm (1967)p. 100
Jelly Rolls (1979)p. 108
He Was a Man! (But He Did Himself Wrong) (1984)p. 116
The Feeder (1985)p. 124
Bloomingdale's (1986)p. 135
The Dream Dietp. 140
A Mammoth Undertaking (1987)p. 147
Fat Lena (1988)p. 151
On Ward G (1989-90)p. 153
Skanks (1990)p. 161
Perfectly Normal (1990)p. 171
Primos (1992)p. 181
The Language of the Fat Womon (1992)p. 190
The Man I Love (1993)p. 193
Magnetic Force (1993)p. 202
The Hershey Bar Queen (1994)p. 205
The Strange History of Suzanne LaFleshe (1997)p. 215
Afterwordp. 229
Bibliographyp. 269
Creditsp. 273
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