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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : Twayne ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1997
|Named Person:||Olive Schreiner; Olive Schreiner; Olive Schreiner|
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|Description:||xix, 140 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Series Title:||Twayne's world authors series, TWAS 865.; Twayne's world authors series., African literature.|
Schreiner's close relationships also led her to a deeper understanding of the effects of a hypocritical social code on women. Exploring the relationship between gender and imperialism, Clayton traces Schreiner's emerging feminism and discusses how the development of this ideal informed the author's opposition to colonialism.
Although she was strongly critical of the colonial political system, Schreiner had a deep love for South Africa and found in her "intense responses to the landscape" a symbolic alternative to the oppressions of society. Clayton, herself a South African, brings to her readers this sense of place and of the beauty that it lends to Schreiner's work. Clayton examines each of Schreiner's major works, The Story of an African Farm, From Man to Man, and Women and Labour, as well her pamphlets and political writing, placing her discussion in the context of contemporary criticism. Throughout her study, the most thorough assessment of Schreiner's work to date, Clayton draws a vivid portrait of her subject, a lonely and heroic woman and artist, whose writings document a crucial moment in the history of colonial society.
- Schreiner, Olive, -- 1855-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Women and literature -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century.
- Africa, Southern -- In literature.
- South Africa -- In literature.
- Schreiner, Olive, -- 1855-1920 -- Critique et interprétation.
- Femmes et littérature -- Afrique du Sud -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
- Afrique du Sud dans la littérature.
- Afrique australe dans la littérature.
- Schreiner, Olive