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Author Lanser, Susan Sniader, 1944- author.

Title Fictions of authority : women writers and narrative voice / Susan Sniader Lanser.

Publication Info. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, [1992]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Site, viewed 02/08/2021).
Contents Toward a feminist poetics of narrative voice -- The rise of the novel, the fall of the voice: Juliette Catesby's silencing -- In a class by herself: self-silencing in Riccoboni's Abeille -- Sense and reticence: Jane Austen's "Indirections" -- Woman of Maxims: Geoge Eliot and the realist imperative -- Fictions of absence: feminism, modernism, Virginia Woolf -- Unspeakable voice: Toni Morrison's postmodern authority -- Dying for publicity: Mistriss Henley's self-silencing -- Romantic voice: the hero's text -- Jane Eyre's legacy: the powers and dangers of singularity -- African-American personal voice: "her hungriest lack" -- Solidarity and silence: Millenium Hall and The wrongs of woman -- Single resistances: the communal "I" in Gaskell, Jewett, and Audoux -- (Dif)fusions: modern fiction and communal form -- Full circle: Les Guerilleres.
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Summary Drawing on narratological and feminist theory, Susan Sniader Lanser explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. She sheds light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power. She considers the dynamics in personal voice in authors such as Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jamaica Kincaid. In writers who attempt a "communal voice"--Including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Gaskell, Joan Chase, and Monique Wittig--she finds innovative strategies that challenge the conventions of Western narrative
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Subject Riccoboni, Marie Jeanne de Heurles Laboras de Mezières.
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Authorship -- Sex differences.
Women and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Women and literature -- France.
Narration (Rhetoric)
English fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- History and criticism.
French fiction -- History and criticism.
Women and literature.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Roman anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Roman américain -- Histoire et critique.
Roman français -- Histoire et critique.
Art d'écrire -- Différences entre sexes.
Femmes et littérature.
Écrits de femmes anglais -- Histoire et critique.
Écrits de femmes américains -- Histoire et critique.
Écrits de femmes français -- Histoire et critique.
Femmes et littérature -- Anglophonie.
Femmes et littérature -- France.
French fiction
English literature -- Women authors
English fiction
American literature -- Women authors
American fiction
American fiction -- Women authors
Authorship -- Sex differences
English fiction -- Women authors
French fiction -- Women authors
Narration (Rhetoric)
Women and literature
English-speaking countries
Vrouwelijke auteurs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Fictions of authority. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, [1992] 0801423775 (DLC) 91055537
ISBN 9781501723094 (ebook)
9781501723087 (electronic bk.)
1501723081 (electronic bk.)
0801423775 (paper ; alkaline paper)
9780801423772 (cloth)
9780801480201 (pbk.)
0801499216 (verso t. p.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1018223665
AU@ 000062005100

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