From the publisher’s description:
Kauffman looks at a neglected genre--the love letter written by literary heroines. Tracing the development of the genre from Ovid to the twentieth-century novel, she explores the important implications of these amatory discourses for an understanding of fictive representation in general.
SubjectsLiterature / Literary Theory / Gender and Sexuality / Gender / Gender Studies / Epistolary Fiction / Correspondence / Love / Desire /
Kauffman, Linda S. (NHC Fellow, 1983–84). Discourses of Desire: Gender, Genre, and Epistolary Fictions. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1986.