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Barreca, Regina

Overview
Works: 71 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 14,291 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor  Fiction  History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, pre
Classifications: PS3531.A5855, 155.333
Publication Timeline
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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 )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the complicated relationship between humor and sexual difference
The Penguin book of women's humor( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 807 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 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect husbands (& other fairy tales) : demystifying marriage, men, and romance by Regina Barreca( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Chinese and held by 582 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 )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 535 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 471 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 471 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
Don't tell mama! : the Penguin book of Italian American writing( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 381 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last laughs : perspectives on women and comedy( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete stories by Dorothy Parker( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 333 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
Fay Weldon's wicked fictions( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske forfatterindes (f. 1931) værker
New perspectives on women and comedy( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The erotics of instruction( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 256 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desire and imagination : classic essays in sexuality( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 172 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
"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 )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 168 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"--
The Signet book of American humor( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 150 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
Make mine a double : why women like us like to drink* by Regina Barreca( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that examines alcohol use by women and the social and psychological aspects of drinking alcoholic beverages
Hélène Cixous : critical impressions by Regina Barreca( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 77 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
 
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The Penguin book of women's humor
Alternative Names
Barreca, Gina.

Barreca, Gina 1957-

Gina Barreca American academic

Languages
English (153)

Chinese (2)

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The Penguin book of women's humorSex and death in Victorian literaturePerfect husbands (& other fairy tales) : demystifying marriage, men, and romanceIt's not that I'm bitter..., or, How I learned to stop worrying about visible panty lines and conquered the worldI'm with stupid : one man, one woman : 10,000 years of misunderstanding between the sexes cleared right upDon't tell mama! : the Penguin book of Italian American writingA sitdown with the Sopranos : watching Italian American culture on TV's most talked-about seriesComplete stories