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Author Michael, Magali Cornier.

Title Feminism and the postmodern impulse : post-World War II fiction / Magali Cornier Michael.

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.914099287 MICHAEL    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse. The Plural and Constructed Nature of Postmodernism and Feminism. The Relationship between Feminism and Postmodernism. Feminism, Postmodernism, and Key Western Concepts. Feminist and Postmodern Fiction -- Ch. 2. The Emergence of Disruptive Strategies in Women's Modernist Fiction -- Ch. 3. Madness and Narrative Disruption in Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook -- Ch. 4. Worlds in Confrontation: Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time -- Ch. 5. The Gap between Official History and Women's Histories: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale -- Ch. 6. Fantasy and Carnivalization in Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus -- Ch. 7. Feminist-Postmodern Fiction.
Summary Michael analyzes the intersections between feminist politics and postmodern aesthetics as demonstrated in recent Anglo-American fiction. While much has been written on various aspects of postmodernism and postmodern fiction and of feminism and feminist fiction, very little attention has been given to the postmodern aesthetic strategies that surface in post-World War II feminist fiction. Feminism and the Postmodern Impulse examines ways in which many widely read and acclaimed novels with feminist impulses engage and transform subversive aesthetic strategies usually associated with postmodern fiction to strengthen their feminist political edge.
Subject Lessing, Doris, 1919-2013. Golden notebook.
Piercy, Marge. Woman on the edge of time.
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- Handmaid's tale.
Carter, Angela, 1940-1992. Nights at the circus.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Feminist fiction -- History and criticism.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Feminism and literature.
Women and literature.
ISBN 0791430154 (hard : alk. paper)
0791430162 (paperback: alk. paper)