Tyranny of the Beauty Myth in Joyce Carol Oates's MY SISTER, MY LOVE

Chatterjee, Srirupa (2013) Tyranny of the Beauty Myth in Joyce Carol Oates's MY SISTER, MY LOVE. Explicator, 71 (1). pp. 22-25. ISSN 0014-4940

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Abstract

Satirical in tone, Joyce Carol Oates's recent novel My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike presents a powerful polemic against the subjugation of contemporary women through commercialized fabrications of feminine beauty. Accordingly, the novel can be read as critique of the psychic violence suffered by women who are thrall to what Naomi Wolf described as the "beautry myth."

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Chatterjee, Srirupahttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-7978-4324
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: beauty myth, Joyce Carol Oates, psychosis, Naomi Wolf
Subjects: Literature > English & old english literatures
Literature > American literature in English
Divisions: Department of Liberal Arts
Depositing User: Mr. Siva Shankar K
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2014 10:31
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 05:38
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/12
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/00144940.2012.758616
OA policy: http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0014-4940/
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