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Barreca, Regina

Works: 73 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 12,814 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Fiction  Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3531.A5855, B
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( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a comprehensive new introduction by the author, a reissue of the influential text on women's humor
Hélène Cixous critical impressions by Jacobus( )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,154 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
The erotics of instruction ( )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Make mine a double why women like us like to drink* (*or not) by Regina Barreca( )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 879 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 Penguin book of women's humor ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 869 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 ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fay Weldon's wicked fictions ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Om den engelske forfatterindes (f. 1931) værker
Perfect husbands (& other fairy tales) : demystifying marriage, men, and romance by Regina Barreca( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 600 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 )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 566 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
I'm with stupid : one man, one woman : 10,000 years of misunderstanding between the sexes cleared right up by Gene Weingarten( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 509 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."
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 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume demonstrates that comedy can effectively channel anger and rebellion by first making them appear to be acceptable and temporary phenomena, and then by harnessing the released energies, rather than dispersing them. This kind of comedy, which is at the heart of Untamed and Unabashed, terrifies those who hold order dear. It should
Don't tell mama! : the Penguin book of Italian American writing ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 396 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
A sitdown with the Sopranos : watching Italian American culture on TV's most talked-about series ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last laughs : perspectives on women and comedy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The collected stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 323 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
New perspectives on women and comedy ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 286 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 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desire and imagination : classic essays in sexuality ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 173 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
The Signet book of American humor ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reflecting the wide range of cultural influences in America, from Yiddish inflections to African-American cadences, this compendium of the nation's humor includes contributions from many American writers
Women of the century : thirty modern short stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Barreca, Gina.
Barreca, Gina 1957-
English (136)