Conclusion: Twins and Problems of Representation

  • Juliana de Nooy


Before bringing the threads of the preceding chapters together, I should like to focus briefly on a recurrent feminist use of twins. The novels concerned — Angela Carter’s Wise Children (1991), Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God (1966), and Marilyn Bowering’s Visible Worlds (1998) — are too diverse to constitute a cluster. They can however be rather loosely grouped around the fact that each uses twins to disturb the dynastic line.


Contemporary Literature Twin Brother Mistaken Identity Twin Daughter Incest Taboo 
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© Juliana de Nooy 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliana de Nooy
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandAustralia

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