Archetypal Patterns in Women's Fiction
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BeschreibungArchetypal patterns endure because they give expression to perennialdilemmas submerged in the collective unconscious. Having examined more than 300novels by both major and minor women writers over three centuries, Annis Prattperceives in women's fiction distinctive elements of plot, characterization, image, and tone. She argues that women's fiction should be read as a mutually illuminativeor interrelated field of texts reflecting feminine archetypes that are signals of arepressed tradition in conflict with patriarchal culture. Pratt suggests that thearchetypal patterns in women's fiction provide a ritual expression containing thepotential for the reader's personal transformation and that women's novelsconstitute literary variations on preliterary folk practices that are available inthe realm of imagination even when they have long been absent from day-to-daylife.
Untertitel: black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Indiana University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1982
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten