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Barreca, Regina

Works: 75 works in 257 publications in 2 languages and 14,562 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Humor  Fiction  Literature  History  Essays  Poetry  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pre
Classifications: PS3531.A5855, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Regina Barreca
Most widely held works by Regina Barreca
They used to call me Snow White-- but I drifted : women's strategic use of humor by Regina Barreca( )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the complicated relationship between humor and sexual difference
Hélène Cixous : critical impressions by Regina Barreca( )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a special issue of "Literature Interpretation Theory", this book explores one of the most significant voices in contemporary literature, approaching Cixous from the perspectives of feminist theory, materialist criticism, biographical criticism and reader-response methodologies
Make mine a double : why women like us like to drink* by Regina Barreca( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that examines alcohol use by women and the social and psychological aspects of drinking alcoholic beverages
The erotics of instruction( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of women's humor( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most comprehensive and authoritative work on women's witty, wily, and wicked humor, from the 1700s to the present, featuring such voices as Anita Loos, Mae West, Erma Bombeck, and Lily Tomlin
Sex and death in Victorian literature by Regina Barreca( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex and Death in Victorian Literature is a landmark collection of 13 previously unpublished essays on nineteenth-century British poetry, fiction and prose by the most important English and American scholars in the field. The volume observes the subject from an unusually wide variety of viewpoints, including historical, sociological, psychoanalytic, feminist and mythological. There are works central and peripheral to the traditional Victorian canon discussed in Sex and Death; as such the essays present an unprecedented perspective on the shifts and movements of nineteenth-century literature. By grouping the essays under the aegis of sexuality and morality, the volume allows the authors to explore the most important aspects of the works they discuss
Fay Weldon's wicked fictions( )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske forfatterindes (f. 1931) værker
British women writing fiction by Abby H. P Werlock( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British women in the second half of the 20th century have produced a body of work that is as diverse as it is entertaining. This book offers an informal, jargon-free introduction to the fiction of sixteen contemporary writers either brought up or now living in England. Book jacket."--Jacket
Perfect husbands (& other fairy tales) : demystifying marriage, men, and romance by Regina Barreca( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Perfect Husbands (& Other Fairy Tales), a book as provocative as Colette Dowling's The Cinderella Complex and Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand, Regina Barreca explores the new politics of marriage in a witty, engaging guide to the evolving roles of husbands and wives in a radically changed world." "Myths, images, and roles mark the place of the husband in contemporary American culture. While the social script for marriage in the Western world has undergone fundamental and irrevocable change in the last fifty years, the concept of the husband as the breadwinner, as head of the household, as the patriarch of the family has always been a sensitive subject for men and women alike. With humor and grace, Barreca helps us to understand the reality of the new equality and what really goes on behind closed doors." ""The questions facing women and men in the 1990s don't involve whether people will pair off - there have always been couples and there will continue to be - but the questions are 'What kinds of partnerships do we expect?'" writes Regina Barreca. "'What kinds of romances do we want?' 'What kinds of marriages should we enter into - and what kinds should we leave?' And, most important, 'What kinds of relationships - and what kinds of loves - will we create for ourselves in the long run?'""--Jacket
It's not that I'm bitter..., or, How I learned to stop worrying about visible panty lines and conquered the world by Regina Barreca( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barreca ponders life's questions and many others by giving women a hilarious antidote for the toxic "musts" they've been fed over the centuries, mulling over everything from the horror of chin hairs to why the "glass ceiling" is better described as a thick layer of men and telling women to stop believing the lies and conquer the world
Untamed and unabashed : essays on women and humor in British literature by Regina Barreca( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the essays argues that conservative critics have misread and misunderstood the importance of humor in the works of these women authors, and that women's humor serves to explode conventions oppressive to women and to offer women readers a critique of, and an alternative perspective on, the dominant cultural ideologies that contain and oppress them
I'm with stupid : one man, one woman : 10,000 years of misunderstanding between the sexes cleared right up by Gene Weingarten( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first significant book about men and women actually written by a man and a woman, I'm With Stupid is privy to the dark secrets of both sexes. It's not a lecture, but an extended argument, a combustion of viewpoints that winds up unearthing startling truths. In the words of Gene and Gina: "Our Mars and Venus breach their orbits and collide in a screaming fireball from Hell."
The collected stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Product Description: As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives
A sitdown with the Sopranos : watching Italian American culture on TV's most talked-about series( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With over 9.5 million viewers and in its fourth smash season, The Sopranos has profoundly altered Americans' views of New Jersey, HBO, Sunday nights, and especially Italian American life and culture. The operatic trials and tribulations of Tony, Carmela, Livia, Uncle Junior, Big Pussy, Paulie Walnuts, Dr. Melfi and the rest have not been without critics. Some shout loudly that The Sopranos presents negative stereotypes of Italian Americans. Some, however, see a more complex side to this tale of North Jersey mobsters. A Sitdown with the Sopranos showcases Italian American writers who are asking the provocative question that has plagued Italian Americans since the invention of Network television: "How far have we really come since The Untouchables?" The result is an unforgettable journey through Italian American life today guided by: George Anastasia on organized crime; Regina Barreca on the women of The Sopranos; Michael Flamini on psychotherapy in the Italian American community; Fred Gardaphé on Italian American life in suburbia; Sandra M. Gilbert on the role of the family; Jay Parini on ethnic culture; Carla Gardina Pestana on the Sopranos and the Roman Catholic Church; [and] E. Anthony Rotundo on Italian American manhood. If you take a trip through Lincoln Tunnel with Tony Soprano every Sunday night, this is a book you won't want to miss." -- Publisher's description
Don't tell mama! : the Penguin book of Italian American writing( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing the best Italian-American contributions to American literature, this anthology of fiction, poetry, journalistic writings, and essays ranges from the 1800s to the present day
Last laughs : perspectives on women and comedy( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on women and comedy( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet revenge : the wicked delights of getting even by Regina Barreca( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Sweet Revenge: The Wicked Delights of Getting Even, Regina Barreca takes us on a romp through the landscape of contemporary culture as she explores the dynamics of revenge, illustrating how revenge is meted out for everything from a ruined relationship to a ruined tablecloth. With her trademark humor and intelligence, Barreca reminds us that we are sold revenge everyday in steady doses from advertising slogans like Clairol's Gorgeous Hair Is the Best Revenge to the stories of retribution that become box office hits such as Thelma & Louise, The Fugitive, and Fatal Attraction. We deny it and we're ashamed of it, but revenge is - and always has been - one of the strongest unspoken emotions of the human experience and a motivating force in almost everyone's life. Barreca manages to find universal truths in the complexities of revenge as she entertains and charms us
"If you lean in, will men just look down your blouse?" : questions and thoughts for loud, smart women in turbulent times by Regina Barreca( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gina Barreca is fed up with women who lean in, but don't open their mouths. In her latest collection of essays, she turns her attention to subjects like bondage which she notes now seems to come in fifty shades of grey and has been renamed Spanx. She muses on those lessons learned in Kindergarten that every woman must unlearn like not having to hold the hand of the person you're waking next to (especially if he's a bad boyfriend) or needing to have milk, cookies and a nap every day at 3:00 PM (which tends to sap one's energy not to mention what it does to one's waistline). She sounds off about all those things a woman hates to hear from a man like "Calm down" or "Next time, try buying shoes that fit". "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" is about getting loud, getting love, getting ahead and getting the first draw (or the last shot). Here are tips, lessons and bold confessions about bad boyfriends at any age, about friends we love and ones we can't stand anymore, about waist size and wasted time, about panic, placebos, placentas and certain kinds of not-so adorable paternalism attached to certain kinds of politicians. The world is kept lively by loud women talking and "'If You Lean In, Will Men Just Look Down Your Blouse?'" cheers and challenges those voices to come together and speak up. You think she's kidding? Oh, boy, do you have another thing coming"--
Desire and imagination : classic essays in sexuality( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twintig klassieke teksten over seksualiteit, van o.a. Baker Brown, Krafft-Ebing en Havelock Ellis. Full of the most incredible mistakes by the editor, aldus de Forum on Sexuality Newsletter, (1996) 11 (jul), p. 6
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Hélène Cixous : critical impressions
Hélène Cixous : critical impressionsMake mine a double : why women like us like to drink*The erotics of instructionThe Penguin book of women's humorSex and death in Victorian literatureFay Weldon's wicked fictionsBritish women writing fictionPerfect husbands (& other fairy tales) : demystifying marriage, men, and romance
Alternative Names
Barreca, Gina.

Barreca, Gina‏ 1957-

Gina Barreca académica estadounidense

Gina Barreca académica estauxunidense

Gina Barreca American academic

ג'ינה ברקה

ג'ינה ברקה‏ 1957-

바레카, 레지나 1957-

바레카, 지나 1957-

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Chinese (1)