Women Writers of the 1930s
Gender, Politics and History
Edited by Maroula Joannou
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Women Writers of the 1930s by Maroula Joannou
Book DescriptionThis volume of new writings has a double purpose: to question Auden's description of the 1930s as a 'low dishonest decade' and to draw attention to the richness, complexity and diversity of women's writing of the period and how this deals with issues of politics, gender and history. The writers discussed include Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth Bowen, Katherine Burdekin, Nancy Cunard, Storm Jameson, Rosamond Lehmann, Naomi Mitchison, Jean Rhys, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf. Key Features * A clear and informative introduction by Maroula Joannou sets the writers in historical and literary context * The essays deal with Modernist texts as well as traditional modes of writing, and with neglected and well-known writers * An important challenge to the ways in which the literature of the 1930s has been traditionally understood which questions the myth of the Auden generation * Brings together a range of distinguished contributors all of whom are experienced university teachers who all contribute new research
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748611126
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maroula Joannou
History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945, Paperback (October 2012)
Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Women's Writing, Englishness and National and Cultural Identity, Hardback (July 2012)
An original mapping of women's writing in the 1940s and 1950s, this book looks at Englishness and national identity in women's writing and includes writing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland the Indian subcontinent and Africa. The authors discussed include Virginia Woolf, Daphne Du Maurier, Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark.
Women's Suffrage Movement, Paperback (May 2009)
A collection of essays that present the best of feminist scholarship on the suffrage movement, illustrating its complexity. It includes major studies of the fascinating, but neglected groups that participated in the campaign: the Women's Franchise League; the Women's Freedom League; the Women's Tax Resistance League and the United Suffragists.
Contemporary Women's Writing, Paperback (December 2000)» View all books by Maroula Joannou
This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.
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Author Biography - Maroula Joannou
Maroula Joannou is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Anglia University.
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