Of Suffocated Hearts And Tortured Souls

Of Suffocated Hearts And Tortured Souls

by Valerie Key Orlando
     
 

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A striking number of hysterical or insane female characters populate Francophone women's writing. To discover why, Orlando reads novels from a variety of cultures, teasing out key elements of Francophone identity struggles.See more details below

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A striking number of hysterical or insane female characters populate Francophone women's writing. To discover why, Orlando reads novels from a variety of cultures, teasing out key elements of Francophone identity struggles.

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T Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Orlando has brought together a number of sublimely heartwrenching texts by Francophone women writers with thematic aplomb, if you will. The theme of madness and alienation stretch across what would appear to be dissimiliar works, particular in their own cultural milieus yet united in their "Frenchness"—a source of the women writers' psychological angst.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739105634
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
After the Empire: the Francophone World and Postcolonial France Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.49(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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