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The Book of Jane
by Jennifer Habel
University of Iowa Press, 2020
eISBN: 978-1-60938-708-2 | Paper: 978-1-60938-707-5
Library of Congress Classification PS3606.A684L68 2020
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Book of Jane is a perceptive, tenacious investigation of gender, authority, and art. Jennifer Habel draws a contrast between the archetype of the lone male genius and the circumscribed, relational lives of women. Habel points repeatedly to discrepancies of scale: the grand arenas of Balanchine, Einstein, and Matisse are set against the female miniature—the dancer’s stockings, the anonymous needlepoint, the diary entry, the inventory of a purse.
 

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