Feminist Fiction: Feminist Uses of Generic Fiction

Feminist Fiction: Feminist Uses of Generic Fiction

by Anne Cranny-Francis
     
 

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Cranny-Francis shows how feminist authors have used fictional genres to explore new possibilities about society and about the roles and conceptions of women. Freed from the restrictions imposed by conventions of realism, some fictional genres enable the imagination to range widely, but at the same time these genres are often linked to conservative assumptions and…  See more details below

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Cranny-Francis shows how feminist authors have used fictional genres to explore new possibilities about society and about the roles and conceptions of women. Freed from the restrictions imposed by conventions of realism, some fictional genres enable the imagination to range widely, but at the same time these genres are often linked to conservative assumptions and beliefs.

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Cranny-Francis (English literature, U. of Wollongong, Australia) shows how feminist authors have used fictional genres to explore new possibilities about society and about the roles and conceptions of women. She examines this theme in connection with the work of Ursula LeGuin, Anne McCaffrey, Marge Piercy and many others. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780745605289
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
228

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