Aaron Gerow aaron.gerow
Fri Jun 29 19:47:13 EDT 2007

Christine, who has written on Abe Sada and film, has a new book out on 
poison women.

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> Who is the ?poison woman??
> POISON WOMAN: Figuring Female Transgression in Modern Japanese Culture
> Christine L. Marran
> University of Minnesota Press | 264 pages | 2007
> ISBN 978-0-8166-4726-2 | hardcover | $67.50
> ISBN 978-0-8166-4727-9 | paperback | $22.50
> Based on the lives and crimes of no less than twenty real women, 
> dokufu (poison women) narratives emerged as a powerful presence in 
> Japan during the 1870s. In Poison Woman, Christine L. Marran 
> investigates this powerful icon, its shifting meanings, and its 
> influence on defining women's sexuality and place in Japan.
> ?Poison Woman is a remarkable project, original and important. 
> Marran's work makes essential reading for anyone interested in the 
> transformations of sexuality, gender, and literature in modern Japan.? 
> ?Michael K. Bourdaghs
> ?Poison Woman marks a new and exciting kind of scholarship in Japanese 
> literary and feminist studies. There is simply nothing like it.? ?Jan 
> Bardsley
> For more information, including the table of contents, visit the 
> book?s webpage:
> http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/M/marran_poison.html
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> Minnesota Press:
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