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Pamela Zoline

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(1941– ) American writer and artist, born in Chicago. The much-anthologized ‘The Heat Death of the Universe’ (1967), published in New Worlds, applies the concept of entropy to ...

Zoline, Pamela

Zoline, Pamela (1941–)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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2009
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..., Pamela ( 1941–  ) American writer and artist , born in Chicago . The much-anthologized ‘The Heat Death of the Universe’ ( 1967 ), published in New Worlds , applies the concept of entropy to the life of a Californian housewife. It and others appear in Busy about the Tree of Life ( 1988 )....

Pamela Zoline

Pamela Zoline  

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(1941– )American writer and artist, born in Chicago. The much-anthologized ‘The Heat Death of the Universe’ (1967), published in New Worlds, applies the concept of entropy to the life of ...
Science Fiction

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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..., 1963 ) to Russ's Jael ( The Female Man , 1975 ) and Bradley's Jaelle ( The Shattered Chain , 1976 ). By the late 1960s, science fiction was in conversation with feminist theory and political issues through its critiques of dystopian patriarchies, as in the works of Pamela Zoline (“The Heat Death of the Universe,” 1967 ) and Alice Sheldon , as James Tiptree, Jr. (“The Women Men Don't See,” 1973 ), and in utopias by Ursula K. Le Guin ( The Left Hand of Darkness , 1969 , and The Dispossessed , 1974 ), Joanna Russ (“When It Changed,” 1972...

Postmodern Writing

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The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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...have cautioned that such a view of female subjectivity may foreclose the possibility of political agency for women by denying the power of collective identity and romanticizing madness and marginalization. Likewise, not all postmodern writings celebrate the “po-mo woman.” Pamela Zoline 's “The Heat Death of the Universe” ( 1967 ), for example, uses postmodern techniques to illustrate the domestic dissatisfaction of a young, white, middle-class housewife named Sarah Boyle who can never remember how many children she has. “Heat Death” consists of fifty-four...

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