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This volume examines a wide variety of the ways in which the fantastic has impacted upon contemporary women's fiction. Some of the issues addressed include: the importance of the cyborg and the spectre to critical and fictional discourses of gender; the interface between the grotesque and contemporary readings of feminist utopianism; the growing similarity between late twentieth-century gothicism and the magical real. The study is based upon the work of fifteen writers and includes novels by Allende, Atwood, Carter, Head, Morrison, Weldon, Winterson and Wittig.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312226664
ISBN-10: 0312226667
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 267
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Lucie Armitt

LUCIE ARMITT is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Bangor. Her previous publications include Theorising the Fantastic and Where No Man Has Gone Before: Women and Science Fiction. Her main areas of research interest at present include the nineteenth and twentieth-century ghost story, contemporary magic realism, and, most recently, George Eliot.

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