Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women's Fiction: From Atwood to Morrison

Sharon Rose Wilson

Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 207 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 216 x 140 mm
Peso: 430 gr.
  • EAN: 9780230605541
pagabile con 18App pagabile con Carta del Docente

Articolo acquistabile con 18App e Carta del Docente

€ 78,95

€ 83,99

Risparmi € 5,04 (6%)

Venduto e spedito da IBS

79 punti Premium

Disponibile in 10 gg

Quantità:
Descrizione

Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women's Fiction explores contemporary feminist, postmodernist, and postcolonial women writers' use and revisions of fairy tales and myths. With close readings of works ranging from Margaret Atwood to Doris Lessing to Toni Morrison, Wilson examines meanings of myths and fairy tales as well as their varying techniques, images, intertexts, and genres. Although the writers represent several different nationalities and racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, they employ a type of postcolonial literature that urges readers and societies beyond colonization. Wilson argues that the use of myths and fairy tales generally convey characters' transformation from alienation and symbolic amputation to greater consciousness, community, and wholeness, and it is in and through story that characters construct a hybrid way of establishing themselves in the larger world.