Horizons of Transgression in a Lesbian Novel: Nicole Brossard’s Mauve Desert

The following article analyzes Nicole Brossard’s Mauve Desert as a lesbian novel. The author raises several complex issues, like the definition and history of lesbians, before discussing structural aspects that clearly place Brossard’s text as specifically feminist lesbian. The three sections that c...

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Autor Principal: Jiménez Rodríguez, Adriana
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Inglés
Publicado: Escuela de Lenguas Modernas, Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rlm/article/view/12589
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/23817
Sumario: The following article analyzes Nicole Brossard’s Mauve Desert as a lesbian novel. The author raises several complex issues, like the definition and history of lesbians, before discussing structural aspects that clearly place Brossard’s text as specifically feminist lesbian. The three sections that conform the novel interconnect lesbian experience, writing and translation. As such, the novel succeeds in transgressing patriarchal authority and opening a space of collaborative free lesbian literary creativity.