Narrative Authority and Homeostasis in the Novels of Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite

1st Edition

Linda E. Chown

Routledge
Published October 18, 2019
Reference - 404 Pages
ISBN 9780367334352 - CAT# K428110
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern Fiction

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Summary

This study, originally published in 1990, assesses a shift in the presentation of self-consciousness in two pairs of novels by Doris Lessing and Carmen Martín Gaite: 1) Lessing’s The Summer Before the Dark (1973) and Martín Gaite’s Retahílas (1974) and 2) Lessing’s The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974) and Martín Gaite’s The Back Room (1978). Three major structural divisions facilitate examining implications of the novels for 1) feminism 2) literary narrative and 3) the lives of people-at-large.

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