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Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison.

Author: Sharon Rose Wilson
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how feminist, postmodernist, and postcolonial female writers use and revise fairy tales and myths through the lens of Margaret Atwood, Doris Lessing, and Toni Morrison's work.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon Rose Wilson
ISBN: 9780230605541 0230605540
OCLC Number: 860627520
Description: viii, 207 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Atwood's Monstrous, Dismembered, Cannibalized, and (Sometimes) Reborn Female Bodies: The Robber Bride and Other Texts Fitcher's and Frankenstein's Gaze in Oryx and Crake The Writer as Crone Goddess in Atwood's The Penelopiad and Lessing's Memoirs of a Survivor Mythic Quests for the Word and Postcolonial Identity: Lessing's The Story of Colonel Dann, Mara's Daughter, Griot and The Snow Dog and Morrison's Beloved Reading Erdrich's The Beet Queen: Demeter, The Wizard of Oz, The Ramayana, and Native American Myth Silenced Women in Ferre's The Youngest Doll: "The Red Shoes," Cinderella," "Fitcher's Bird" Enchantment, Transformation, and Rebirth in Iris Murdoch's The Green Knight Bluebeard's Forbidden Room in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea Fairy Tales and Myth in Hulme's The Bone People

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"Bringing together this dissimilar group of authors is a major achievement. The complexity of Wilson's theoretical perspective is matched by the complexity of the relationships she intuits among Read more...

 
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