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Book Information: We Always Treat Women Too Well

We Always Treat Women Too Well (1947) [Novel]
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We Always Treat Women Too Well was first published as a purported work of pulp fiction by one Sally Mara, but this novel by Raymond Queneau is a further manifestation of his sly, provocative, wonderfully wayward genius. Set in Dublin during the 1916 Easter rebellion, it tells of a nubile beauty who finds herself trapped in the central post office when it is seized by a group of rebels. But Gertie Girdle is no common pushover, and she quickly devises a coolly lascivious strategy by which, in very short order, she saves the day for king and country. Queneau's wickedly funny send-up of cheap smut—his response to a popular bodice-ripper of the 1940s—exposes the link between sexual fantasy and actual domination while celebrating the imagination's power to transmute crude sensationalism into pleasure pure and simple.

Original title: On est toujours trop bon avec les femmes
Original languages: French

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire

Edition #1: We Always Treat Women Too Well

We Always Treat Women Too Well (1981)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Barbara Wright
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Manifested in:

We Always Treat Women Too Well (January 31, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 159017030X
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 200

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