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Transatlantic women's literature

Author: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
Series: Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Focusing on contemporary literature, this book engages with a range of genres, from novellas and novels to essays, memoirs, and travel literature. Nella Larsen's Quicksand is read alongside Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine in relation to constructions of the exotic; Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation is explored in relation to memoirs of travel such as Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a Train; and Anne  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
ISBN: 9780748624454 0748624457
OCLC Number: 190967494
Description: vii, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The exoticised other. Constructing race across the Atlantic : Nella Larsen's Quicksand ; Assimilation in the (fictional) heartland : Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine --
Memoirs and transatlantic travel. 'There is no world outside the text' : transatlantic slippage in Eva Hoffman's Lost in translation ; The anti-tourist : Jenny Diski's Skating to Antarctica and Stranger on a train : daydreaming and smoking around America with interruptions --
Negotiating the foreign/re-inventing home. 'An invention of the Americans' : negotiating the foreign in Anne Tyler's novels --
Cross-dressing and transnational space : Isabel Allende's Daughter of fortune.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures.
Responsibility: Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson.
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A sustained analysis of Transatlantic women's literature of the twentieth century, focusing on narratives of travel and adventure, with an expansion of the Transatlantic concept beyond the familiar  Read more...


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Since theories of transnationalism and globalization have often been accused of privileging the male gaze, Macpherson's book, by reconsidering a wide range of women's writing from a transatlantic Read more...

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