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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300055573
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Antipatriarchal Romance
1 The Romance of the Family: Hawthorne 13
2 A Portrait of Female Skepticism: James 40
3 Worlds Without Women: Melville and Poe 59
Pt. 2 The Antiphallocentric Romance
4 The Material Reproduction of Culture: Faulkner 77
5 Textual Indeterminacy and the Death of the Mother: Faulkner and Anderson 89
Pt. 3 Nineteenth-Century Women's Fiction
6 Sentimentalism and Human Rights: Stowe and Melville 107
7 Literary Realism and a Woman's Strength: Wharton and Chopin 122
Pt. 4 The Female Romance
8 The Mother Tongue: McCullers 143
9 Art and the Female Spirit: O'Connor 162
Pt. 5 The Feminist Romance
10 Absence, Loss, and the Space of History: Morrison 183
11 The Graceful Art of Conversation: Paley 219
Notes 247
Index 285
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