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Having established her post-modern credentials by declaring that there is not one don Juan, but many, Davies (Spanish studies, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) examines the literary figure from a historical point of view. She argues that the relations developed between don Juan and women reveal a growing sense of crisis in masculine identity, and shows how that notion has evolve Having established her post-modern credentials by declaring that there is not one don Juan, but many, Davies (Spanish studies, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) examines the literary figure from a historical point of view. She argues that the relations developed between don Juan and women reveal a growing sense of crisis in masculine identity, and shows how that notion has evolved through the many treatments of the character from the 17th century through the 20th. Among her perspectives are sex and gender as historical phenomena, the earlier works, peasant women, Kierkegaard and Hoffman's 19th-century attitudes, Shaw, fear and hatred of women, and 20th-century notions of punishment. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Having established her post-modern credentials by declaring that there is not one don Juan, but many, Davies (Spanish studies, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) examines the literary figure from a historical point of view. She argues that the relations developed between don Juan and women reveal a growing sense of crisis in masculine identity, and shows how that notion has evolve Having established her post-modern credentials by declaring that there is not one don Juan, but many, Davies (Spanish studies, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) examines the literary figure from a historical point of view. She argues that the relations developed between don Juan and women reveal a growing sense of crisis in masculine identity, and shows how that notion has evolved through the many treatments of the character from the 17th century through the 20th. Among her perspectives are sex and gender as historical phenomena, the earlier works, peasant women, Kierkegaard and Hoffman's 19th-century attitudes, Shaw, fear and hatred of women, and 20th-century notions of punishment. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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