Feminist Utopias

Feminist Utopias

by Frances Bartkowski
     
 

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"Feminist Utopias is a richly detailed, insightful study of ten novels published (with the exception of Herland, 1915) between 1969 and 1986. . . . A timely and compelling contribution to the study of the utopian genre as well as of contemporary feminist fiction."-American Literature

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"Feminist Utopias is a richly detailed, insightful study of ten novels published (with the exception of Herland, 1915) between 1969 and 1986. . . . A timely and compelling contribution to the study of the utopian genre as well as of contemporary feminist fiction."-American Literature

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Library Journal
This scholarly work addresses the themes, literary techniques, and historical contexts of feminist utopian novels published between 1969 and 1986. Drawing upon the history of utopian literature and of women, it offers stimulating cross-cultural study of the genre through the analysis of nine novels written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Joanna Russ, Marge Piercy, Monique Wittig, Suzy McKee Charnas, Christiane Rochefort, E.M. Broner, Louky Bersianik, and Margaret Atwood. Exporing the themes of power, gender, maternity, politics, kinship, and community, Bartkowski demonstrates a well-grounded knowledge of the subject, presenting a valuable addition to the study of utopian and women's literature. Highly recommended for academic libraries.-- Jeris Cassel, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
Booknews
Paperback reprint of Bartkowski's 1989 comparative study of the utopian fiction of nine women writers in the US, France, and Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803260917
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Frances Bartkowski is an assistant professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at Rutgers University.

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