Female Perversions

Louise J. Kaplan, Author
Louise J. Kaplan, Author Anchor Books $14 (0p) ISBN 978-0-385-26234-7
Reviewed on: 12/02/1991
Release date: 12/01/1991
Hardcover - 380 pages - 978-0-385-26233-0
Paperback - 592 pages - 978-0-7657-0086-5
Hardcover - 592 pages - 978-0-04-440843-7
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Kaplan, citing the behavior of Flaubert's Madame Bovary and such literary figures as George Sand and Edith Wharton, demonstrates her belief that female perversions are gender-identity disorders that parody feminine ideals. ``This masterful study breaks new ground in our understanding of sexuality, gender roles and the way modern society trivializes erotic expression,'' said PW. (Jan.)
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