The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (Google eBook)

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Yona Zeldis McDonough
Simon and Schuster, Jan 11, 2011 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
7 Reviews
A THOROUGHLY GROWN-UP LOOK AT A TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSE OF OUTSTANDING PROPORTIONS

To some she's a collectible, to others she's trash. In The Barbie Chronicles, twenty-three writers join together to scrutinize Barbie's forty years of hateful, lovely disastrous, glorious influence on us all. No other tiny shoulders have ever, had to carry the weight of such affection and derision and no other book has ever paid this notorious little place of plastic her due. Whether you adore her or abhor her, The Barbie Chronicles will have you looking at her in ways you never imagined.
  

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Review: The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This book has been sitting on my shelf for about ten years. I bought it as a teenager and read it in my late twenties. I liked this book, it was insightful and funny. It made me wish I could remember ... Read full review

Review: The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty

User Review  - Marnie - Goodreads

I love Barbie,so this book looked like fun. Instead it's a book of feminist & intellectual rants about what Barbie symbolizes & means to our culture. Some of the stories were good & gave me things to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
13
Barbie in Black and White AnnduCille
Postmodern muse
Notes and References 211
Contributors 227
You Can Never Have
Index 235
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of  the novels THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS and IN DAHLIA’S WAKE. She is also the editor of the essay collections THE BARBIE CHRONICLES: A LIVING DOLL TURNS FORTY and ALL THE AVAILABLE LIGHT: A MARILYN MONROE READER. Her short fiction, articles, and essays have been published in anthologies as well as in numerous national magazines, and newspapers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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