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Figuring the Woman Author in Contemporary Fiction

Authors: Eagleton, M.

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If the author is 'dead', if feminism is 'post-', why does the figure of the woman author keep appearing as a central character in contemporary fiction? She is concerned with ownership but, equally, with loss; determined to enter the cultural field but also rejecting that field; looking for control but subject to duplicity; seeking power alongside desire. Drawing on a diverse range of contemporary authors - including Atwood, Byatt, Brookner, Coetzee, Lurie, LeGuin, Michèle Roberts, Shields, Spark, Weldon, Walker - this study explores the complexity and continuing fascination of this figure.

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MARY EAGLETON is Professor in Contemporary Women's Writing at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

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'One of the excellent qualities of Eagleton's book is its recapitulation of the development not only of feminist criticism but literary criticism at large during the last thirty years.' - Marion Shaw, Journal of Gender Studies

'Eagleton's analyses of the authors covered in each chapter are lively, astute and convincing; so much so that the reader will certainly be tempted to pick up the novels under scrutiny. Unlike a lot of critical writing, this is a very entertaining read.' - Laura Kirkley, Women: A Cultural Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Figuring the Woman Author in Contemporary Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50221-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230502215
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0391-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50913-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 193
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