Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world
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|Greenwood PL - Greenwood||823.009 GOR (Text)||36626104021209||2nd Floor New Adult||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781421429441
- ISBN: 1421429446
338 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
- Publisher: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
- Copyright: ℗♭2017.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Prodigy, Mary Shelley -- Visionary, Emily Brontë -- 'Outlaw', George Eliot -- Orator, Olivia Schreiner -- Explorer, Virginia Woolf -- The Outsiders Society.|
|Summary, etc.:||Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists - Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - and their famous novels. A woman's reputation was her security, and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels. All five were motherless. With no female model at hand, they learnt from books; and if lucky, from an enlightened man; and crucially each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of their own. They understood female desire: the passion and sexual bravery in their own lives infused their fictions. What they have in common also is the way they inform one another, and us, across the generations. Lyndall Gordon names each of these five as prodigy, visionary, outlaw, orator and explorer and shows how they came, they saw and left us changed.|
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