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ERIC Number: EJ499047
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0731-0714
Andrea Dworkin's "Mercy": Pain, Ad Personam, and Silence in the "War Zone."
Eberly, Rosa A.
Pre-Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, v14 n3-4 p273-304 Fall-Win 1993
Studies the public responses to Andrea Dworkin's novel "Mercy" (about rape specifically and the sexual abuse of women in general). Suggests that Dworkin's "Mercy"--like other controversial cultural texts--fostered a type of literary public sphere and that defining these spheres as "war zones" does not foster open debate or a common space for productive discussion. (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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