Paths of Desire: Images of Exploration and Mapping in Canadian Women's Writings

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Marlene Goldman posits intriguing connections between the act of map-making, postmodern theory, and female identity in this study of the experimental works of five Canadian women writers: Intertidal Life by Audrey Thomas, The Biggest Modern Woman of the World by Susan Swan, Ana Historic by Daphne Marlatt, The Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart and the fictions of Aritha van Herk.
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Overview

Marlene Goldman posits intriguing connections between the act of map-making, postmodern theory, and female identity in this study of the experimental works of five Canadian women writers: Intertidal Life by Audrey Thomas, The Biggest Modern Woman of the World by Susan Swan, Ana Historic by Daphne Marlatt, The Whirlpool by Jane Urquhart and the fictions of Aritha van Herk.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802079442
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Series: Theory/Culture Series
  • Pages: 380

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1 Introduction 3
2 Resisting Romance: Audrey Thomas's Intertidal Life 27
3 Citing the Body: The Discursive Mapping of the Woman and the Subversive Domain of the Carnivalesque in Susan Swan's The Biggest Modern Woman of the World 63
4 Daphne Marlatt's Ana Historic: A Genealogy for Lost Women 101
5 Abandoning the Map: From Cartography to Nomadology - the Fictions of Aritha van Herk 133
6 Emptying the Museum: Jane Urquhart's The Whirlpool 169
7 Epilogue: Strategies for Re-vision 209
Notes 221
Bibliography 235
Index 251
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