Engendering Romance: Women Writers and the Hawthorne Tradition, 1850-1990

Engendering Romance: Women Writers and the Hawthorne Tradition, 1850-1990

by Emily Miller Budick, E. Miller Budick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300055579

ISBN-13: 9780300055573

Pub. Date: 04/27/1994

Publisher: Yale University Press

This engrossing book describes how four twentieth-century women writers-Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, and Grace Paley-have inherited and adapted the classical tradition of American romance fiction. Emily Miller Budick argues that romance fiction, exemplified by the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Faulkner, and Ellison, is skeptical and

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This engrossing book describes how four twentieth-century women writers-Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, and Grace Paley-have inherited and adapted the classical tradition of American romance fiction. Emily Miller Budick argues that romance fiction, exemplified by the works of Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Faulkner, and Ellison, is skeptical and antipatriarchal, and that women writers have built on the tradition to accommodate the exigencies of modern American society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300055573
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/27/1994
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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