Colette

  • Authors
  • Diana¬†Holmes
Book

Part of the Women Writers book series (WW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Diana Holmes
    Pages 1-7
  3. Diana Holmes
    Pages 8-24
  4. Diana Holmes
    Pages 25-48
  5. Diana Holmes
    Pages 70-91
  6. Diana Holmes
    Pages 112-130
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 131-142

About this book

Introduction

This concise study offers a feminist re-reading of Colette's prolific and varied writing. The approach emphasises both contextualisation and close textual analysis: examining the ideological context of Colette's education, situating her earliest novels in relation to the writing of women contemporaries, reading the journalism and the fiction in terms of social and economic realism - and also studying the texts' subversive interrogation of gender as a question of narrative and linguistic technique. Colette emerges as a richly, radically feminist writer.

Keywords

feminism fiction gender novel realism women

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