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Contemporary women's fiction and the fantastic

Author: Lucie Armitt; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
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This book takes a wide-ranging approach to gendered readings of the fantastic as employed by fifteen contemporary women novelists writing between 1965 and the present day. Focusing on Isabel Allende, Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Bessie Head, Toni Morrison, Jeanette Winterson and Monique Wittig among others, it addresses a variety of cultural perspectives on the fantastic, including representations of the Jew as  Read more...
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Armitt, Lucie, 1962-
Contemporary women's fiction and the fantastic.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000
(DLC) 99036163
(OCoLC)41592980
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucie Armitt; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230598997 0230598994
OCLC Number: 681919747
Description: 1 online resource (x, 257 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
The Grotesque Utopia: Joanna Russ, Jeanette Winterson, Angela Carter, Jane Palmer and Monique Wittig --
Chronotopes and Cyborgs: Octavia Butler, Joanna Russ, Fay Weldon and Marge Piercy --
Vampires and the Unconscious: Marge Piercy, Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison and Bessie Head --
Ghosts and (Narrative) Ghosting: Margaret Atwood, Jeanette Winterson and Toni Morrison --
Fairies and Feminism: Alice Thomas Ellis, Fay Weldon and Elizabeth Baines --
Magic Realism Meets the Contemporary Gothic: Isabel Allende and Angela Carter --
Mannequins in the Marketplace: Angela Carter, Pat Barker and Margaret Atwood --
Conclusion: The Lost Mother --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lucie Armitt.
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This volume examines a wide variety of the ways in which the fantastic has impacted upon contemporary women's fiction. The study is based upon the work of fifteen writers and includes novels by  Read more...

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