Rereading Women

Rereading Women

Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions

Book - 2011
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"We think back through our mothers if we are women," wrote Virginia Woolf. In this groundbreaking series of essays, Sandra M. Gilbert explores how our literary mothers have influenced us in our writing and in life. She considers the effects of these literary mothers by examining her own history and the work of such luminaries as Charlotte Bront#65533;, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath. In the course of the book, she charts her own development as a feminist, demonstrates ways of understanding the dynamics of gender and genre, and traces the redefinitions of maternity reflected in texts by authors such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and George Eliot.Throughout, Gilbert asks major questions about feminism in the twentieth century: Why and how did its ideas become so necessary to women in the sixties and seventies? What have those feminist concepts come to mean in the new century? And above all, how have our intellectual mothers shaped our thoughts today?
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393067644
0393067645
Branch Call Number: 810.99287/GILBERT
Characteristics: xix, 380 p. ; 25 cm.

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ser_library Jan 31, 2017

very accessible for a book of feminist litcrit

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