Upgrade to a better browser, please.

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Books

The River Ophelia

Added By: Rhondak101
Last Updated: Rhondak101

The River Ophelia

Purchase this book through Purchase this book from Purchase this book from
Author: Justine Ettler
Publisher: Picador, 1995

This book does not appear to be part of a series. If this is incorrect, and you know the name of the series to which it belongs, please let us know.

Submit Series Details

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Horror
Sub-Genre Tags:
Avg Member Rating:
(0 reads / 0 ratings)


Justine Ettler's The River Ophelia asks questions about sex and power in a postmodern, postfeminist, urban world. Ettler's text discloses a genealogy of women, transposing the Marquis de Sade's Justine and Juliette and the pre-Raphaelite river Ophelia of Millais to a contemporary urban culture, in the company of the flaneur, Sade and the decadent intellectual, Bataille. The nineteenth century's fascination with relations of sex, death and power are reconfigured in a late twentieth century context, but this time, as Ettler tells it, power is scrutinised from below. She began the book, she says, by wondering about how it felt to be a female character in Brett Easton Ellis' American Psycho; how the women of the Brat Pack genre were implicated in, and complicit with, its ruses of power.


No excerpt currently exists for this novel. Be the first to submit one!

Submit an Excerpt


There are currently no reviews for this novel. Be the first to submit one! You must be logged in to submit a review in the BookTrackr section above.


No alternate cover images currently exist for this novel. Be the first to submit one!