Women Shapeshifters: Transforming the Contemporary Novel

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Women Shapeshifters
Transforming the Contemporary Novel

THELMA J. SHINN

Contributions in Women's Studies, Number 156

Greenwood Press Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions in Women's Studies ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Re-Visioning Reality 17
  • 1 - The Wheel of Life: Eudora Welty and Gloria Naylor 19
  • 2 - The Word Made Man: Margaret Atwood 41
  • 3 - Mapping the Mind: Doris Lessing 53
  • Part II - Realizing the Romance 71
  • 4 - Signifyin(g) Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler 73
  • 5 - Magic Realism: Isabel Allende 87
  • 6 - Repossessing the Romance: Antonia Susan Byatt 101
  • Part III - Reinventing the World 117
  • 7 - Orbiting Home: Toni Cade Bambara 119
  • 8 - Unwinding the K(not): Maxine Hong Kingston 127
  • 9 - Weaving the Web: Leslie Marmon Silko 137
  • Conclusion 149
  • Bibliography 159
  • Index 171
  • About the Author 178
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