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The experimental self : dialogic subjectivity in Woolf, Pym, and Brooke-Rose

Author: Judy Little
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1996.
Series: Ad feminam.
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Acknowledging the importance of Bakhtin's concept of the dialogic, Judy Little utilizes the insights of Bakhtin and theorists such as Derrida, Foucault, and Lyotard as strategies for examining the political complexity of the "self" as Virginia Woolf, Barbara Pym, and Christine Brooke-Rose construct it in their fiction. Woolf, Pym, and Brooke-Rose, she argues, manifest a creative, experimental relationship to Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Little, Judy, 1941-
Experimental self.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1996
(OCoLC)605996226
Named Person: Christine Brooke-Rose; Virginia Woolf; Barbara Pym; Barbara Pym; Christine Brooke-Rose; Virginia Woolf; Christine Brooke-Rose; Barbara Pym; Virginia Woolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Little
ISBN: 0809320614 9780809320615
OCLC Number: 34024552
Description: xiii, 204 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ad Feminam: Women and Literature / Sandra M. Gilbert --
1. Subjectivity and Appositional Discourse --
2. Virginia Woolf: Feminizing the Symbolic --
3. Barbara Pym: Textualizing the Trivial --
4. Christine Brooke-Rose: S(t)imulating Origins --
5. Conclusion: The Implied Critic.
Series Title: Ad feminam.
Responsibility: Judy Little.
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This work sets out to demonstrate that important 20th-century thinkers and novelists, especially Woolf, Pym and Brooke-Rose, perceive and portray the individual as a complex, experimental, dialogic  Read more...

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