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Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late twentieth-century fiction was The Literature of Exhaustion, authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This ...
Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia
Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late twentieth-century fiction was The Literature of Exhaustion, authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This book traces the move in contemporary women's writing from the self-conscious, ironic parodies of postmodernism to the nostalgic and historical turn of the twenty-first century. It analyses how contemporary women writers deal with their literary inheritances, offering an illuminating and provocative study of contemporary women writers' re-writings of previous texts and stories. Through close readings of novels by key contemporary women writers including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Emma Tennant and Helen Fielding, and of the ITV adaptation, Lost in Austen, Alice Ridout examines the politics of parody and nostalgia, exploring the limitations and possibilities of both in the contexts of feminism and postcolonialism.
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136.500000 USD

Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia

by Alice Ridout
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Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late twentieth-century fiction was 'The Literature of Exhaustion,' authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This ...
Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia
Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late twentieth-century fiction was 'The Literature of Exhaustion,' authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This book traces the move in contemporary women's writing from the self-conscious, ironic parodies of postmodernism to the nostalgic and historical turn of the twenty-first century. It analyses how contemporary women writers deal with their literary inheritances, offering an illuminating and provocative study of contemporary women writers' re-writings of previous texts and stories. Through close readings of novels by key contemporary women writers including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Emma Tennant and Helen Fielding, and of the ITV adaptation, Lost in Austen, Alice Ridout examines the politics of parody and nostalgia, exploring the limitations and possibilities of both in the contexts of feminism and postcolonialism.
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36.700000 USD

Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia

by Alice Ridout
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The book takes a hard look at internal developments and class formation in the region and explores the complex dynamics underlying the 'failure' of socialist transformation, demystifying the highly-simplified 'destabilisation' thesis and pointing to some of the problems that forces for change in South Africa itself may have to face ...
A Post-Apartheid Southern Africa?
The book takes a hard look at internal developments and class formation in the region and explores the complex dynamics underlying the 'failure' of socialist transformation, demystifying the highly-simplified 'destabilisation' thesis and pointing to some of the problems that forces for change in South Africa itself may have to face in the 1990s. The chapters make significant reference to changing present and future relations with South Africa, and to the impact of internal changes on the development of neighbouring countries.
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73.490000 USD

A Post-Apartheid Southern Africa?

by Greggor Mattson, Alice Ridout, Nancy Thede, Pierre Beaudet
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Despite winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing has received relatively little critical attention. One of the reasons for this is that Lessing has spent much of her lifetime and her long published writing career crossing both national and ideological borders. This essay collection reflects and explores the incredible ...
Doris Lessing: Border Crossings
Despite winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing has received relatively little critical attention. One of the reasons for this is that Lessing has spent much of her lifetime and her long published writing career crossing both national and ideological borders. This essay collection reflects and explores the incredible variety of Lessing's border crossings and positions her writing in its various social and cultural contexts. Lessing crosses literal national borders in her life and work, but more controversial have been her crossings of genre borders into sci-fi and space fiction , and her crossing of ideological borders such as moving into and out of the Communist Party and from a colonial into a post-colonial world. This timely collection also considers a number of the most interesting recent critical and theoretical approaches to Lessing's writing, including work on maternity and abjection in relation to The Fifth Child and The Grass is Singing, eco-criticism in Lessing's 'Ifrakan' novels, and postcolonial re-writings of landscape in her African Stories.
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45.100000 USD

Doris Lessing: Border Crossings

by Ruth Robbins, Alice Ridout, Phyllis Perrakis, Pat Louw, Edith Frampton, Nick Bentley, Fiona Becket
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