Recasting Historical Women
Female Identity in German Biographical Fiction
By (author) Stephanie Rose Bird
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Recasting Historical Women by Stephanie Rose Bird
Book DescriptionThis book presents critical readings of eight contemporary German novels which feature historically documented women as their main protagonist, and which reconstruct women's lives by combining source material and invention. Protagonists include Cornelia Goethe, Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Karoline von Guenderrode and Charlotte Corday. Through a thorough examination of these novels, the wider complexities of female identity, feminism, literary technique and historiography are illuminated and discussed. The author examines how historical events are used to substantiate ideological positions and how the narrators consider this problematic aspect of their project.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781859739624
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stephanie Rose Bird
Stephanie Bird University College London
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