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Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice

Lanser, Susan Sniader, author

Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in.. Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bront, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice" -including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig-she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative

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Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Susan Sniader Lanser
ISBN: 1501723081, 9781501723087
Physical Description: 304 pages
Subject: Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; English; Gender studies: women & girls; Feminism & feminist theory; Literature: history & criticism; Literature; French
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781501728013
Local note: 11 - US school grade range: From 17; 17 - Interest age, years: From 18