Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson pdf epub fb2

Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson by Gemma Gorga, Gemma Lopez pdf epub fb2

Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson Author: Gemma Gorga, Gemma Lopez
Title: Seductions in Narrative: Subjectivity and Desire in the Works of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 1934043850
ISBN13: 978-1934043851
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Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Cambria Press (November 28, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1643 kb
Size EPUB version: 1888 kb
Subcategory: History & Criticism




Seductions in Narrative is a highly original, academic study which provides a critical discourse in which desire, narrative, and subjectivity are explored. Through the critical reading of two novels by contemporary English authors, Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson, the book cleverly assesses the ways in which desire allows the subject to imagine an alternative, utopian location where a narrative of the self, in all its multiplicity and ambiguity, can be effected. This book is unique as general studies on these issues tend to focus on the literature produced over the nineteenth century, but not on contemporary literature. The pieces which examine desire and narrative in contemporary novels tend to do so in the work of post-colonial authors. Specific works on the production of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson also tend to focus on a somewhat close reading of their novels, but do not make use of their fiction in order to debate specific, poststructuralist issues, as this book successfully undertakes.