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Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic, Hardback Book

Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic Hardback


This volume examines a wide variety of the ways in which the fantastic has impacted upon contemporary women's fiction.

Some of the issues addressed include: the importance of the cyborg and the spectre to critical and fictional discourses of gender; the interface between the grotesque and contemporary readings of feminist utopianism; the growing similarity between late twentieth-century gothicism and the magical real.

The study is based upon the work of fifteen writers and includes novels by Allende, Atwood, Carter, Head, Morrison, Weldon, Winterson and Wittig.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 257 pages, X, 257 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780312226664

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