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Women writing modern fiction : a passion for ideas

Author: Janice Rossen
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women Writing Modern Fiction: A Passion for Ideas draws connections between the work of authors such as Elizabeth Bowen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Olivia Manning, Barbara Pym and A.S. Byatt, who dramatize darkness in wartime, gothic terror, madness, and romantic betrayal, yet celebrate the triumph of rationality and the 'higher common sense'. Bypassing the innovations of the modernists, they rewrite the Victorian novel in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Rossen
ISBN: 0333614208 9780333614204
OCLC Number: 51977995
Description: x, 193 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Part I: Darkness in the Mind --
The World Gone Mad in Wartime --
Gothic and Fabulist Tales --
Grieving and Madness --
Part II: Passion --
Romance --
Betrayal --
Part III: Wit And Reason --
Academic and Detective Novels --
'The Higher Common Sense' --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Janice Rossen.
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Many women writers in twentieth-century Britain were fascinated by the individual thought processes of their characters. Women Writing Modern Fiction draws connections between the works of authors  Read more...

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