Anxiety Veiled

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Author  Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz
Publisher  Cornell University Press
Publication Date   November 23, 1993
ISBN  0801480914
Pages  264

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What should we make of the prominence of female characters in the plays of Euripides? Not, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz concludes, that he was either a misogynist or a feminist before his time. Tracking the relationship between male anxiety and female desire in his drama, she demonstrates in this rich and incisive book that Euripides' plays support a structure of male dominance while simultaneously inscribing female strength.

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