The Resource Carmen dog, Carol Emshwiller

Carmen dog, Carol Emshwiller

Label
Carmen dog
Title
Carmen dog
Statement of responsibility
Carol Emshwiller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emshwiller stretches a conceit past the breaking point in this uneven allegory. Women are degenerating into various animals, and female animals are acquiring human characteristics. The men are puzzled, but don't much mind; animals, they realize, are ideal companions ("Relationships and responsibilities were less confining. After all, they merely involved dumb animals who were not worth consideration, politeness, time, effort, gifts"). Her fantastic premise allows Emshwiller canny and frequently hilarious insights into the damaging sex-role stereotypes both men and women perpetuate (a dog's visit to a psychologist is a highlight). But she juggles too many genres here--the plot turns on mad scientists, academic conspiracies, formula romances--without sustaining the reader's interest in the central story of human/animal metamorphoses. Eventually the social critique is swallowed by increasingly silly scenarios. --Publishers Weekly
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emshwiller, Carol
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.M54
LC item number
C3 1990
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Metamorphosis
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Metamorphosis
  • Sex role
  • Women
Label
Carmen dog, Carol Emshwiller
Link
https://archive.org/details/carmendog00emsh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 161 pages
Isbn
9780916515775
Lccn
89027616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)20453261
Label
Carmen dog, Carol Emshwiller
Link
https://archive.org/details/carmendog00emsh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 161 pages
Isbn
9780916515775
Lccn
89027616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)20453261

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