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Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women

Writing Mothers and Daughters: Renegotiating the Mother in Western European Narratives by Women (Hardback)

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The psychoanalytic discovery of the importance of the preoedipal mother-daughter bond in the 1970s generated a vast amount of feminist theory attempting to identify the specificity of, and give value to, the daughter's relationship to her mother. At the same time women writers engaged in the complex task of representing this highly conflictual relationship which had been largely absent in women's narrative until then. Although much criticism has been written on individual texts, no systematic study of the development of this theme in Western European fiction exists. This book offers the first comparative assessment of the subject-matter in England, France, Germany and Austria, Ireland, Italy, and Spain in the second half of the last century. Among the writers featured are Steedman, Diski, Winterson, Tennant, de Beauvoir, Leduc, Djura, Wolf, Jelinek, Mitgutsch, Novak, Lavin, O'Brien, O'Faolain, Morante, Sanvitle, Ramondino, Chacel, Rodoreda, Martin Gaite.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated Publication Date: 04/01/2002 ISBN-13: 9781571819536  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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