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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
Banana Fish, Vol. 1 - Akimi Yoshida Much denser than shojo in general, and without most of the stylistic flourishes I think of as "shojo," and which people who actually are familiar with the Japanese market keep trying vainly to convince English-language readers aren't a generic element. Kind of sad to see all the ways in which typical American narrative racism affects the story (blond American hero, despite random inclusion of Japanese characters; spunky black sidekick). Interesting noir/Vietnam conspiracy thriller setup, homoerotic elements although so far mostly for bad guys.