A Thought on the Prudishness of Marianne Moore
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Marianne Moore's prudishness is of a particular kind. While Moore was sensitive and averse to sexual innuendo, she was fascinated by animality and pointed out traits both humans and animals shared in that regard. She was "careful to prevent the theme of human sexuality from obscuring glimpses of the larger but less obvious theme of human animality".
human sexuality, animality, prudishness
Gender and Sexuality | Literature in English, North America | Women's Studies
Glaser, Brain.“A Thought on the Prudishness of Marianne Moore.” Another Language: Poetic Experiments in Britain and North America. Eds. Kornelia Freitag and Katharina Vester. Muenster: LIT Verlag, 2008. 285-8.