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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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface viii
  • Acknowledgements x
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - ‘This Story Must Be Told’ 11
  • 2 - The Politics of Women’s Liberation 45
  • 3 - Liberating Literature 74
  • 4 - ‘If We Restructure the Sentence Our Lives Are Making’ 97
  • 5 - Healing the Body Politic 124
  • 6 - Seizing Time and Making New 144
  • 7 - ‘Context Is All’ 165
  • Conclusion 187
  • Notes 190
  • Bibliography 212
  • Index 234
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