Women Writing Modern Fiction
A Passion for Ideas
|Subject||Engels. -- gtt
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- Women authors. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00910866
English fiction. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00910817
Fictie. -- gtt
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. -- bisacsh
Modernism (Literature) -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01024455
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Modernisme (cultuur) -- gtt
Vrouwelijke auteurs. -- gtt
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01177093
To write as a women is a meaningful act. But several women authors regard gender as only part of an artistic identity which must ideally be transcended in the construction of their novels. Their aim is to write 'beyond gender' in order to offer a wider perspective on the world. This new book focuses on twentieth-century women writers who are major presences in literary history, but who have not yet been included in large-scale feminist debate: Elizabeth Bowen, Dorothy L. Sayers, Olivia Manning, Barbara Pym, Iris Murdoch and A.S. Byatt. Their novels are fascinating - not least for the passion for ideas which these authors bring to their work. By-passing the experimentation of the modernists, they carried on a Victorian tradition of realist fiction, dramatizing darkness in wartime, gothic terror, madness and romantic betrayal, yet celebrating the triumph of rationality and the 'Higher Common Sense'.