Feminist Criticism and Marilyn French: With Such Friends, Who Needs Enemies?

Document Type

Book Review


English (Scripps)

Publication Date

Winter 1983


English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Women's Studies


The subject of this book, Shakespeare's conception of gender, is fascinating. Its approach, a feminist perspective on a major writer viewed as representative of his culture, is significant. Yet the book disappoints: even for a reader in sympathy with its aims and its approach, Shakespeare's Division of Experience is a dreary ordeal, a study which falls far short of fulfilling the high claims the author makes for it.

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© 1983 Folger Shakespeare Library