Distorted Bodies and Suffering Souls Women in Australian Fiction, 1984-1994
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Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.88" tall
Chaos. Pain. Self-mutilation. Women starve themselves. They burn or slash their own flesh or their babies¿ throats, and slam their newborns against walls. Their bodies are the canvases on which the suffering of the soul carves itself with knife and razor. In Australian fiction written by women between 1984 and 1994, female characters inscribe their inner chaos on their bodies to exert whatever power they have over themselves. Their self-inflicted pain is both reaction and language, the bodily sign not only of their enfeeblement but also to a certain extent of their empowerment, of themselves and their world. The texts considered in this book ¿ chiefly by Margaret Coombs, Kate Grenville, More...
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