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IRA LEVIN Les femmes de Stepford Traduit de l'américain par Tanette PRIGENT et Noman GRITZ J'AI LU Ce rom. The wives in Stepford are not exactly what you might call feisty, but they do keep nice homes. They wax and vacuum, and clean and dust all day long and late. The Stepford Wives: a Jewish American Novel. By Tricia Pummill (San Diego State University). The Stepford Wives presents a disturbing vision of America as a .
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Read The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin for free with a 30 day free trial. love it here, she said, and I want to wish you a sincere and hearty 'Welcome to Stepford. The internationally bestselling novel by the author of A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, and Rosemary's BabyWith an Introduction by Peter StraubFor. Get this from a library! The Stepford Wives.. [Ira Levin] -- The women of Stepford are not all that they seem All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford.
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The Stepford Wives. Ira Levin Publisher: English View all editions and formats Summary: The women of Stepford are not all that they seem All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives.
For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines.
But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong - something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association.
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She even has her own court in the garden, and so things are not, perhaps, so bad in Stepford after all. Or so it seems. But when Charmaine suddenly sacks her maid, and dons the pinny herself, Joanna is shocked. And when she discovers that her tennis buddy is ripping up her tennis court so that her husband can have his own putting green, Joanna realizes for a fact that something very strange indeed is going on in Stepford The Stepford Wives is a much shorter read than I had anticipated.
My copy is only pages long, but it achieves a lot in those few pages and bulking out of the story would only have spoiled it. I would describe this as being a quietly scary story. The real nasty stuff always happens just out of sight, never right there in your face. If you have ever watched any really old films, you might remember how scenes sometimes ended with the loving couple closing the bedroom door.
When the Eberharts move to Stepford Joanna finds it hard to settle in the town. She finds the town's women weird.
Not one of them ever seems to have time to pop over for a cup of coffee. They are much too busy keeping house.
The Stepford Wives
They do find time to go out every once in a while though, to do the shopping, and even that is done neatly; every item is perfectly stacked in their trolleys. Fortunately Joanna does manage to find a couple of friends who are normal.
In fact one of them, Bobbie, is refreshingly slob-like. The other one, Charmaine, exudes elegance and is obsessed with tennis.New York: Random House, But when Charmaine suddenly sacks her maid, and dons the pinny herself, Joanna is shocked.
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Both readings are equally valid in light of the images of the film. Please enter the message. More, it raises questions of female desire and pleasure in looking that Mulvey did not address in print until Lights shone among the trunks of the trees: During scenes in which the camera traps and objectifies Joanna, the viewer is positioned to participate in the male gaze and, hence, to identify with the men of the film.
Even if we read the use of Freud as about socially constructed gender roles instead of biological sex, as many psychoanalytic feminists do, there is still a universalizing, ahistorical tendency.