Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia

Contemporary Women Writers Look Back: From Irony to Nostalgia

by Alice Ridout


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441130235
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/01/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alice Ridout is Assistant Professor at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. She is Vice-President of the Doris Lessing Society and book reviews editor for Contemporary Women's Writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements \ Preface \ Introduction: Contemporary Women's Re-writing \ 1. The Politics of Parody: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye \ 2. 'Some books are not read in the right way': Parody and Reception in Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook \ 3. Parodic Self-Narratives: Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle and The Blind Assassin \ 4 Inheritances: Zadie Smith's On Beauty \ 5 The Politics of Nostalgia: Jane Austen Recycled \ 6 Afterword: Belatedness \ Endnotes \ Bibliography \ Index

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