© 1992

Women in the House of Fiction

Post-War Women Novelists

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lorna Sage
    Pages 1-35
  3. Lorna Sage
    Pages 36-71
  4. Lorna Sage
    Pages 72-113
  5. Lorna Sage
    Pages 114-152
  6. Lorna Sage
    Pages 153-194
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-216

About this book


The novel was once upon a time the genre women felt at home in. This wide- ranging and detailed study of contemporary novelists explores the forms of nostalgia (shared by many feminist critics) for a 'woman's novel'; and the subtle or savage strategies which have turned the house of fiction upside down. The result is a critique of the nature of narrative now; and a celebration of the energies that are undoing our definitions of women's work.


America Europe fiction French metaphor Simone de Beauvoir women writing

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