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Fictions of Authority : Women Writers and Narrative Voice

By: Lanser, Susan Sniader

1501728016 / 9781501728013
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 07/10/2021
United States
152 x 229 mm 304 pages
Professional & Vocational  Learn More Tertiary Education (US: College)

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present.

She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power.

She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid.

In writers who attempt a "communal voice"-including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig-she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative.


2AB English, 2ADF French, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, JFSJ1 Gender studies: women

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