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The posthumous voice in women's writing from Mary Shelley to Sylvia Plath

Author: Claire Raymond
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2006] ©2006
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"This provocative book posits a new theory of women's writing characterized by what Claire Raymond calls 'the posthumous voice.' This suggestive term evokes the way that women's writing both forefronts and hides the author's implied body within and behind the written work. Tracing the use of the disembodied posthumous voice in fiction and poetry by Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath,  Read more...
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Raymond, Claire.
Posthumous voice in women's writing from Mary Shelley to Sylvia Plath.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607829320
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Raymond
ISBN: 0754655350 9780754655350
OCLC Number: 62393050
Description: 262 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Spectral gardens: pastoral tradition and feminine self-elegy --
Lethe's shore : Mary Shelley's sacred horror --
Eating eternally deeper : the posthumous voice in Wuthering heights --
Emily Dickinson as the unnamed, buried child --
Rossetti's late suitors : The death lyrics and the speaking body --
Hooks and ladders : Sylvia Plath's "The rabbit catcher."
Responsibility: Claire Raymond.
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Traces the use of the disembodied posthumous voice in fiction and poetry by Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath. This study sounds out the ways that the trope of the  Read more...

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