Liberating Literature: Feminist Fiction in America

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CONTENTS
Prefaceviii
Acknowledgementsx
INTRODUCTION: American women’s writing and social movements from the 1930s to the 1980s 1
1 ‘THIS STORY MUST BE TOLD’: Women writers of the 1930s 11
2 THE POLITICS OF WOMEN’S LIBERATION 45
3 LIBERATING LITERATURE 74
4 ‘IF WE RESTRUCTURE THE SENTENCE OUR LIVES ARE MAKING’: Feminist fictions of subjectivity 97
5 HEALING THE BODY POLITIC: Alice Walker’s Meridian124
6 SEIZING TIME AND MAKING NEW: Marge Piercy’s Vida144
7 ‘CONTEXT IS ALL’: Backlash fictions of the 1980s 165
CONCLUSION: The future of feminist fiction, or, is there a feminist aesthetic? 187
Notes190
Bibliography212
Index234

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