This book considers the work of the novelist and critic A.S. Byatt in the context of contemporary debates about art, authorship, creativity and gender. A.S. Byatt emerges as an author who presents us with fascinating and ambivalent portraits of writers and who uses metaphors of creativity in original ways.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2001|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
CHRISTINE FRANKEN is a lecturer in the Department of English at the Free University of Amsterdam specialising in Modernism, gender studies, and aspects of self-representation in literature and the visual arts.
Table of ContentsPreface Acknowledgements The Turtle and Its Adversaries: Polyvocality in A.S. Byatt's Critical and Academic Work The Shadow of the Sun : The Lady of Shalott or the Writer as Genius The Game : Cassandra or the Writer as Proto-Feminist Visionary Possession : Melusine or the Writer as Serpent Woman Art Made Me: Conclusion Notes Bringing Language and Thought to Life Select Bibliography Index