Madwoman in the Attic The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

ISBN-10: 0300084587

ISBN-13: 9780300084580

Edition: 2nd 2000

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Description: In this work the authors explore the works of many 19th-century women writers. They chart a tangible desire expressed for freedom from the restraints of a confining patriarchal society and trace a distinctive female literary tradition.

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Sandra M. Gilbert's most recent poetry collection is "Blood Pressure". She teaches at the University of California, Davis.

Susan Gubar, Distinguished Professor of English at Indiana University, has coauthored and coedited several books with Sandra M. Gilbert, including The Madwoman in the Attic;its three-volume sequel, No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century;the newly revised Norton Anthology of Literature by Women;and their spoof, Masterpiece Theatre: An Academic Melodrama.Her most recent book is Racechanges: White Skin, Black Face in American Culture.

Preface to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition: The Madwoman in the Academy
Toward a Feminist Poetics
The Queen's Looking Glass: Female Creativity, Male Images of Women, and the Metaphor of Literary Paternity
Infection in the Sentence: The Woman Writer and the Anxiety of Authorship
The Parables of the Cave
Inside the House of Fiction: Jane Austen's Tenants of Possibility
Shut Up in Prose: Gender and Genre in Austen's Juvenilia
Jane Austen's Cover Story (and Its Secret Agents)
How Are We Fal'n?: Milton's Daughters
Milton's Bogey: Patriarchal Poetry and Women Readers
Horror's Twin: Mary Shelley's Monstrous Eve
Looking Oppositely: Emily Bronte's Bible of Hell
The Spectral Selves of Charlotte Bronte
A Secret, Inward Wound: The Professor's Pupil
A Dialogue of Self and Soul: Plain Jane's Progress
The Genesis of Hunger, According to Shirley
The Buried Life of Lucy Snowe
Captivity and Consciousness in George Eliot's Fiction
Made Keen by Loss: George Eliot's Veiled Vision
George Eliot as the Angel of Destruction
Strength in Agony: Nineteenth-Century Poetry by Women
The Aesthetics of Renunciation
A Woman - White: Emily Dickinson's Yarn of Pearl
Notes
Index
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