The Politics of the Feminist Novel

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same time that she accepts wholeness. In effect, to live in the twentieth century without being torn apart by it requires that one embrace freedom and agree to face its terrors as well.


NOTES
1.
Henry Steele Commager, The American Mind: An Interpretation of American Thought and Character Since the 1880's ( New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1950), p. 41.
2.
Herbert Marder, Feminism and Art: A Study of Virginia Woolf ( Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1968), p. 59.
3.
Kate Millett, Sexual Politics ( Garden City, N.J.: Doubleday and Co., Inc., 1970), p. 144.
4.
Suzanne Juhasz, "Towards a Theory of Form in Feminist Autobiography: Kate Millett's Flying and Sita; Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior," Women's Autobiography: Essays in Criticism, ed. Estelle C. Jelinek ( Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980), p. 223.
5.
Patricia Meyer Spacks, The Female Imagination ( New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975), p. 32.
6.
Ibid., p. 320.
7.
Helen Yglesias, How She Died ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1972), pp. 118-19.
8.
Ibid., p. 91.
9.
Ibid., p. 326.
10.
Ibid., pp. 146-47.
11.
Ibid., pp. 102-3.
12.
Erica Jong, Fear of Flying ( New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1971), p. 80.
13.
Doris Lessing, A Proper Marriage ( New York: The New American Library, Inc., 1954), pp. 282-83.
14.
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook ( New York: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1962), p. 36.
15.
Ibid., p. 55.
16.
Ibid., p. vii.
17.
Mary McCarthy, The Company She Keeps ( 1942; reprint, New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., 1970), pp. 253-54.
18.
Sam Bluefarb, The Escape Motif in the American Novel: Mark Twain to Richard Wright ( Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1972), p. 52.
19.
Irving Howe, Politics and the Novel ( New York: Horizon Press, Inc., 1957), p. 207.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Women's Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - The Awakening 3
  • Notes 28
  • 2 - Authority and Autobiography 33
  • Notes 62
  • 3 - Fragmentation Versus Unity: The Shattered Novel 67
  • Notes 96
  • 4 - The Endings 101
  • Notes 132
  • 5 - Portrayals of Slavery and Freedom 137
  • Notes 175
  • 6 - Conclusion 181
  • Notes 187
  • Appendix - Critical Literature on the Political Novel 189
  • Notes 193
  • Bibliography 195
  • Index 203
  • About the Author 206
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