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Author Kaivola, Karen, 1957-

Title All contraries confounded : the lyrical fiction of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Marguerite Duras / by Karen Kaivola
Edition 1st ed
Published Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, 1991


Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents The Lyrical Body in Virginia Woolf's Fiction -- Djuna Barnes and the Politics of the Night -- Marguerite Duras and the Subversion of Power -- Afterword
Summary This insightful volume extends feminist critical studies of twentieth-century women writers as it examines the complex ways female subjectivity experiences and is shaped by gender and power in literary texts. Because of the ways ambivalence and contradiction operate in the works of Woolf, Barnes, and Duras, to read them is to able to interrogate and thus more fully understand the ways our own subjectivity are constructed in relation to complex configurations of desire, loss, sexuality, power, vulnerability, and violence. Kaivola has worked out a strikingly original means of reading difference-
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-168) and index
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Subject Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
Barnes, Djuna -- Criticism and interpretation
Duras, Marguerite -- Criticism and interpretation
Barnes, Djuna.
Duras, Marguerite.
Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941.
Woolf, Virginia.
Barnes, Djuna.
Duras, Marguerite.
Fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- History -- 20th century
Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Fiction -- Women authors.
Women and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1587291223