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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ward, Carol Marie.
Rita Mae Brown.
New York : Twayne, c1993
|Named Person:||Rita Mae Brown; Rita Mae Brown|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Carol Marie Ward
|Description:||xii, 191 p. : port. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Rita Mae Brown: the woman and the writer --
Essays and poetry: fingerprints on the shape of things to come --
Rubyfruit jungle and In her day: the Grand Canyon between first person narrative and third person narrative --
Six of one and Bingo: the Hunsenmeir saga --
Southern discomfort: form is as important as content --
Sudden death: this is really Judy's book --
High hearts: fact, fiction, and the historical novel --
Wish you were here: a Mrs. Murphy mystery --
Rita Mae Brown and contemporary literature: I'm a writer and I'm a woman and I'm from the south.
|Series Title:||Twayne's United States authors series, TUSAS 615.|
|Responsibility:||Carol M. Ward.|
In Rita Mae Brown, Carol M. Ward guides the reader through critical analysis of the novels of this author whose subversiveness is honeyed with characters of spirited individuality and humor. Ward discusses Brown's version of the historical and the autobiographical novel and places her within the tradition of American Southern writers. She also examines how Brown's awareness of sexual, class, and regional differences has informed her fiction and its form, particularly as she deals with the themes of home and community. This needed study sheds light on an author whose political background has produced life-affirming fiction and a body of work that is of ever-increasing interest. Rita Mae Brown includes a bibliography helpful to admirers and students of Brown's work.