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Feminist narrative and the supernatural : the function of fantastic devices in seven recent novels

Author: Katherine J Weese
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008.
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 11.
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"Women authors have explored fantasy fiction in ways that connect with feminist narrative theories, as examined here by Katherine J. Weese in seven modern novels. The fantastic devices highlight various feminist narrative concerns. Weese also frames the fantastic elements in the scope of traditional fictional structure"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weese, Katherine J.
Feminist narrative and the supernatural.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2008
(OCoLC)649868751
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine J Weese
ISBN: 9780786436156 0786436158
OCLC Number: 212328278
Description: xii, 222 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: theories of the fantastic and feminist narrative theory --
an intersection --
The novel weapon: gender and genre in Iris Murdoch's The Sea, the Sea --
From "The Lady of Shalott" to "Lady Lazarus": Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle --
Narration from beyond the grave in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping --
The "invisible" woman: narrative strategies in Carol Shield's The Stone Diaries --
"The eyes in the trees": transculturation and magic realism in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible --
Telling Beloved's story --
The gospel according to Consolatta: alternative Christianities and Toni Morrison's Paradise.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 11.
Responsibility: Katherine J. Weese.
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