Contemporary Women's Fiction and the Fantastic Hardback
by Lucie Armitt
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
- Publication Date: 14/04/2000
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780312226664
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