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Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison, Sharon Rose Wilson

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Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison
Title
Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction
Title remainder
from Atwood to Morrison
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Rose Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Myths and Fairy Tales in Contemporary Women's Fiction explores contemporary feminist, postmodernist, and postcolonial women writers' use and revisions of fairy tales and myths. With close readings of works ranging from Margaret Atwood to Doris Lessing to Toni Morrison, Wilson examines meanings of myths and fairy tales as well as their varying techniques, images, intertexts, and genres. Although the writers represent several different nationalities and racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, they employ a type of postcolonial literature that urges readers and societies beyond colonization. Wilson argues that the use of myths and fairy tales generally convey characters'transformation from alienation and symbolic amputation to greater consciousness, community, and wholeness, and it is in and through story that characters construct a hybrid way of establishing themselves in the larger world."--Jacket
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Wilson, Sharon Rose
Dewey number
818/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
Z955 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Lessing, Doris
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Atwood
  • Atwood
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Lessing, Doris
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Commonwealth
  • Lessing, Doris
  • Erdrich, Louise
  • Ferré, Rosario
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Rhys, Jean
  • Atwood, Margaret
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Sex role in literature
  • English fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Literature and society
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Myth in literature
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Fairy tales in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Myth in literature
  • Postmodernism (Literature)
  • Sex role in literature
  • Women and literature
  • English-speaking countries
  • Englisch
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Mythos
  • Märchen
  • Litteraturvetenskap
  • Författare
  • Feminism
  • Mythos
  • Märchen
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Englisch
  • Feminism och litteratur
  • Kvinnor och litteratur
  • Sagor i litteraturen
  • Mytologi i litteraturen
  • Postmodernism (litteratur)
  • Könsroller i litteraturen
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Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison, Sharon Rose Wilson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-191) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Margaret Atwood's monstrous, dismembered, cannibalized, and (sometimes) reborn female bodies : The robber bride and other texts -- Fitcher's and Frankenstein's gaze in Atwood's Oryx and crake -- The writer as crone goddess in Atwood's The Penelopiad and Lessing's The memoirs of a survivor -- Mythic quests for the word and postcolonial identity : Lessing's The story of General Dann and Mara's daughter, Griot and the snow dog, and Morrison's Beloved -- Erdrich's community as home : The wizard of Oz, the Ramayana, and Greek and Native American myth in The beet queen -- Silenced women in Rosario Ferre's The youngest doll : "Sleeping Beauty," "The red shoes," "Cinderella," "Fitcher's bird" -- Enchantment, transformation, and rebirth in Iris Murdoch's The green knight -- Bluebeard's Forbidden room in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea -- Fairy tales and myth in Keri Hulme's The bone people -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191318174
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780230605541
Lccn
2008003369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191318174
  • (OCoLC)191318174
Label
Myths and fairy tales in contemporary women's fiction : from Atwood to Morrison, Sharon Rose Wilson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Margaret Atwood's monstrous, dismembered, cannibalized, and (sometimes) reborn female bodies : The robber bride and other texts -- Fitcher's and Frankenstein's gaze in Atwood's Oryx and crake -- The writer as crone goddess in Atwood's The Penelopiad and Lessing's The memoirs of a survivor -- Mythic quests for the word and postcolonial identity : Lessing's The story of General Dann and Mara's daughter, Griot and the snow dog, and Morrison's Beloved -- Erdrich's community as home : The wizard of Oz, the Ramayana, and Greek and Native American myth in The beet queen -- Silenced women in Rosario Ferre's The youngest doll : "Sleeping Beauty," "The red shoes," "Cinderella," "Fitcher's bird" -- Enchantment, transformation, and rebirth in Iris Murdoch's The green knight -- Bluebeard's Forbidden room in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea -- Fairy tales and myth in Keri Hulme's The bone people -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191318174
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780230605541
Lccn
2008003369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191318174
  • (OCoLC)191318174

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