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Book Reviews dence." The Challenge of D. H. Lawrence succeeds far better in reflecting the lively and innovative work on Lawrence being done nowadays by feminists. No fewer than three of the volume's essays, or nearly onethird , are concerned centrally with feminist issues and methods (though one of these, "Lawrence and the Clitoris" by Mark Spilka, amounts to a genial defense of Lawrence's "love ethic" against a feminist attack posited by Robert Scholes). Janice H. Harris provides a very insightful and appreciative discussion of The Rainbow against the backdrop of other "modern girl" novels written before the First World War. Jane A. Nelson, in "The Familial Isotropy in The Fox," offers an equally sympathetic view of Lawrence in which she finds him resisting the discursive conventions of patriarchal authority and struggling to discover, through a complex network of "preverbal" imagery, a viable "female semiotic." Despite their differences both volumes are certainly welcome additions to the spate of collections that have appeared since the centenary of Lawrence's birth six years ago. Both are sensibly organized, well edited, durably bound, and contain that rarity in such anthologies, a detailed index. Aimed at both Lawrence specialists and students, these volumes have plenty to offer each audience and should soon find their way onto many library reserve lists and bibliographies. Both testify, in their different ways, to Lawrence's continuing pertinence as a perpetrator of "the bright book of life." Ronald G. Walker Western Illinois University ^ Books Received è*> Alexander, Marguerite. Flights from Realism: Themes and Strategies in Postmodern British and American Fiction. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. vi + 216 pp. Paper $14.95 Aiken, Susan Hardy. Isak Dinesen and the Engendering of Narrative. Foreword, Catharine R. Stimpson. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. xxvi + 323 pp. Paper $19.95 Cloth $47.50 Alsoudani, Moussa Jaffar. Modern English Poetic Drama as an Antinaturalistic Movement. New York: Vantage Press, 1990. xiii + 360 pp. $20.00 Armitt, Lucie, ed. Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. 234 pp. Paper $16.95 The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant. Elisabeth Jay, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. xxiii + 184 pp. $38.00 Bennett, Susan. Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. xi + 219 pp. Paper $16.95 381 ELT: Volume 34:3,1991 Bennett, Tony. Outside Literature. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. χ + 310 pp. Cloth $52 50 Paper $17.50 Boone, Joseph A. and Michael Cadden, eds. Engendering Men: The Question of Male Feminist Criticism. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. 333 pp. Cloth $35.00 Paper $15.95 Brivic, Sheldon. The Veil of Signs: Joyce, Lacan, and Perception. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991. χ + 207 pp. Cloth $29.95 Paper $10.95 Clarke, Norma. Ambitious Heights: Writing, Friendship, Love—The Jewsbury Sisters, Felicia Hemans, and Jane Welsh Carlyle. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. χ + 245 pp. Cloth $65.00 Paper $17.95 Conrad, Joseph. Youth, Heart of Darkness and The End of the Tether [Everyman's Library]. Intro. C. B. Cox. Notes by Norman Sherry. London: J. M. Dent; Boston: Chaires E. Tuttle, 1991. Paper $7.95 The Conradian: Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK). Robert Hampson, ed. 15:2 (January 1991), 103 pp. No pnce given. Cummings, Katherine. Telling Tales: The Hysteric's Seduction in Fiction and Theory. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1991. viii + 298 pp. $32.50 Dean, Misao. A Different Point of View: Sara Jeannette Duncan. Montreal: McGiIlQueen 's University Press, 1991. χ + 191 pp. $34.95 Doan, Laura L., ed. Old Maids to Radical Spinsters: Unmarried Women in the Twentieth-Century Novel. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1991. xv + 285 pp. Cloth $39.95 Paper $14.95 Faas, Ekbert. Retreat into the Mind: Victorian Poetry and the Rise of Psychiatry. 1988; Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1991. viii + 312 pp. Paper $12.95 Ferrer, Daniel. Virginia Woolf and the Madness of Language. Geoffrey Bennington and Rachel Bowlby, trans. New York: Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1990. xi + 169 pp. $37.50 Finneran, Richard J. and Edward Engelberg, eds. Yeats: An Annual of Critical and Textual Studies. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1990. viii + 383 pp. $37.50 First, Ruth and Ann Scott...


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