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The feminization of famine : expressions of the inexpressible?

Author: Margaret Kelleher
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comparative study of female representation in famine literature ranging from 19th century accounts of the Irish famine to 20th century famine in Bengal.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Kelleher
ISBN: 0822320320 9780822320326 0822320452 9780822320456
OCLC Number: 36130779
Description: x, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: "Appalling spectacles" : nineteenth-century Irish famine narratives --
The female gaze : nineteenth-century women's famine narrative --
Impersonating the past : twentieth-century Irish famine literature --
Literature of the Bengal famine.
Responsibility: Margaret Kelleher.

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"Kelleher's book is a major contribution to work on famine and will have to be reckoned with by all future writers on the topic. It opens the terrain of gender for Irish famine studies, which has not Read more...

 
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