"Leslie Heywood weaves deftly and powerfully between contemporary cultural analysis, literary criticism, and her own experiences as a postmodern/female body. The result is a work that is both critically acute and vibrating with emotional energy and insight, a work that itself constitutes a promise of new life in the 'anorexic' culture she so sharply diagnoses and interprets."--Susan Bordo, author ofUnbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture, and the Body "ThoughDedication to Hungeris a brilliant book of literary criticism, it is also far more than that. It is a challenging work that should be widely read by all those interested in the underlying assumptions that define our culture."--J. Hillis Miller, author ofThe Ethics of ReadingHeywood, Leslie is the author of 'Dedication to Hunger The Anorexic Aesthetic in Modern Culture' with ISBN 9780520201170 and ISBN 0520201175.