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John Fowles : Visionary and Voyeur.

Author: Lenz Brooke
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008.
Series: Costerus NS, 175.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best known as the author of The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Magus, John Fowles achieved both critical and popular success as a writer of profound and provocative fiction. In this innovative new study, Brooke Lenz reconsiders Fowles' controversial contributions to feminist thought. Combining literary criticism and feminist standpoint theory, John Fowles: Visionary and Voyeur examines the problems that women  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brooke, Lenz.
John Fowles : Visionary and Voyeur.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, ©2008
Named Person: John Fowles; John Fowles
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lenz Brooke
ISBN: 9789401205771 9401205779
OCLC Number: 714567310
Description: 1 online resource (259 pages).
Contents: John Fowles: Visionary and Voyeur; CONTENTS; PREFACE: ON FOWLES AND FEMINISM; INTRODUCTION: VOYEURISM AND OTHER VISUAL PLEASURES; CHAPTER ONE. OBJECTIFICATION AND EXPLOITATION: VICTIMIZED PERSPECTIVES IN THE COLLECTOR; CHAPTER TWO. A CONFLICT OF GENDERED PERSPECTIVES: VOYEURISM, VIOLENCE, AND SEDUCTION IN THE MAGUS; CHAPTER THREE. A CRISIS OF AUTHORITY: FANTASY AND FEMINISM IN THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN; CHAPTER FOUR. WOMEN IN THE WASTELAND: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE EBONY TOWER; CHAPTER FIVE. WHOLE SIGHT; AND DESOLATION: SITUATED KNOWLEDGES IN DANIEL MARTIN. Chapter six. interlude: mantissachapter seven. seductive and situated dissent: a maggot as winged creature; conclusion: on authority and authenticity; bibliography; index.
Series Title: Costerus NS, 175.

Abstract:

Best known as the author of The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Magus, John Fowles achieved both critical and popular success as a writer of profound and provocative fiction. In this innovative new study, Brooke Lenz reconsiders Fowles' controversial contributions to feminist thought. Combining literary criticism and feminist standpoint theory, John Fowles: Visionary and Voyeur examines the problems that women readers and feminist critics encounter in Fowles' frequently voyeuristic fiction. Over the course of his career, this book argues, Fowles progressively created women characters who sub.

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