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Reading women's worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing : a guide to six centuries of women writers imagining rooms of their own

Author: Sharon L Jansen; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Reading Women's Worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing explores a recurring theme in writing by women: the dream of finding or creating a private and secluded retreat from the world of men. These imagined "women's worlds" may be very small, a single room even, or may be more ambitious, such as the dream of an entire country created for and inhabited exclusively by women. Sharon L. Jansen places these texts  Read more...
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Jansen, Sharon L., 1951-
Reading women's worlds from Christine de Pizan to Doris Lessing.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2010040753
(OCoLC)667213170
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon L Jansen; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230118812 023011881X 9781349293148 1349293148
OCLC Number: 714088696
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Reading Nafisi at the YMCA --
I have a dream: Christine de Pizan's The book of the city of ladies and Virginia Woolf's A room of one's own --
We need to talk: conversation in Moderata Fonte's The worth of women and Marjane Satrapi's Embroideries --
Design for living: women's communities in Margaret Cavendish's The convent of pleasure and Mary Astell's A serious proposal to the ladies --
Paradise lost: men in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland and Doris Lessing's The cleft --
Hell hath no fury: rage in Arcangela Tarabotti's paternal tyranny and Valerie Solanas's Scum manifesto --
Madwomen in the attic: madness and suicide in Perkins Gilman's The yellow wallpaper and Doris Lessing's To room nineteen --
Brave new worlds: sexual slavery in Margaret Atwood's The handmaid's tale and Slavenka Drakuli's S.A novel about the Balkans --
Still crazy after all these years: Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran.
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"Jansen reveals hidden works (and 'worlds') of de Pizan, Moderata Fonte, Mary Astell, Arcangela Tarabotti, Margaret Cavendish, and Valerie Solanas. The revelations are excellent, but the real Read more...

 
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