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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
The Intuitionist - Colson Whitehead Lila Mae is the first female black elevator inspector in a world which may be ours or may be a few steps sideways; the elevator inspectors' union is embroiled in an ideological conflict between the Empiricists and the Intuitionists, and in the meantime the secret desires of elevators and of modernists is to build the city (never named, but clearly New York or a New York in the 40s or 50s) is to go up, up, up. Race, gender, power, modernity, urban studies; comedy and thriller and geeky delight in details a la [author:Thomas Pyncheon] or [author:Neal Stephenson] or [author:Richard Powers].