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Identity and cultural memory in the fiction of A.S. Byatt : knitting the net of culture

Author: Lena Steveker
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides innovative readings of the key texts of A.S. Byatt's oeuvre by analysing the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory, and literature which inform Byatt's novels. Steveker explores the concepts of identity constructed in the novels, showing them to be deeply rooted in British literary history and cultural memory"--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: A S Byatt; Antonia S Byatt; Antonia Susan Byatt; Antonia Susan Byatt
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lena Steveker
ISBN: 9780230575332 0230575331
OCLC Number: 429024033
Description: ix, 190 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Identity --
Concepts of identity in Possession and The biographer's tale --
Self and other in Possession and The biographer's tale --
Concepts of identity in A.S. Byatt's tetraology --
The gendered self --
Female autonomy --
Reconciling body and mind : the 'thinking woman' --
II. Identiry--cultural memory--literature --
Identiry and memory --
Figures of memory : Elizabeth I and Shakespeare --
Cultural texts : identity and literature --
Imaginary museums : intertextuality and cultural memory --
Memorial novels : the English renaissance and the Victorian age --
Mnemonic spaces : identity and genre.
Responsibility: Lena Steveker.

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This book provides innovative readings of the key texts of A.S. Byatt's oeuvre by analysing the negotiations of individual identity, cultural memory, and literature which inform Byatt's novels.  Read more...

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'Steveker's monograph combines a brilliant capacity for minute descriptions of highly complex theories with a talent for sophisticated criticism.' - ZAA '...aptly captures Byatt's unique blend of Read more...

 
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