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Jean Rhys and the Novel as Women's Text (Paperback) Loot Price: R976 Discovery Miles 9 760
Jean Rhys and the Novel as Women's Text (Paperback): Nancy R Harrison
Jean Rhys and the Novel as Women's Text (Paperback): Nancy R Harrison

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Jean Rhys and the Novel as Women's Text (Paperback)

Nancy R Harrison

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Harrison determines what the form of a well-made women's novel discloses about the conditions of women's communication and the literary production that emerges from them. Devoting the first part of her book to theory and general commentary on Rhys's approach to writing, she then offers perceptive readings of ###Voyage in the Dark#, an early Rhys novel, and ###Wide Sargasso Sea#, Rhys's masterpiece written twenty-seven years later. She shows how Rhys uses the terms of a man's discourse, then introduces a woman's (or several women's) discourse as a compelling counterpoint that, in time, becomes prominent and gives each novel its thematic impact. In presenting a continuing dialogue with the dominant language and at the same time making explicit the place of a woman's own language, Rhys gives us a paradigm for a new and basically moral text.

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Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2009
First published: September 1988
Authors: Nancy R Harrison
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 312
ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-5642-0
Barcode: 9780807856420
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Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
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Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
LSN: 0-8078-5642-8

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