Women Writers and Experimental Narratives
  • Author : Kate Aughterson
  • Release Date : 23 January 2021
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030496517

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Book excerpt: This book explores the history of women’s engagement with writing experimentally. Women writers have long used different narratives and modes of writing as a way of critiquing worlds and stories that they find themselves at odds with, but at the same time, as a way to participate in such spaces. Experimentation—of style, mode, voice, genre and language—has enabled women writers to be simultaneously creative and critical, engaged in and yet apart from stories and cultures that have so often seen them as ‘other’. This collection shows that women writers in English over the past 400 years have challenged those ideas not only through explicit polemic and alternative representations but through disrupting the very modes of representation and story itself.

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