Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women s Rewriting

Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women’s Rewriting explores the role of rewriting within feminist literature from the 1970s onwards in relation to the theme of cultural memory. It discusses a broad range of European and North American texts and contexts to tease out the internal contradictions of women’s rewriting in the transmission of culture.Contemporary women’s rewriting emerged in a moment of history particularly obsessed with memory. A literary genre in which narratives of the past are retold from the perspective of a female character in the original story, women’s rewriting literally re-calls the old stories differently. Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women’s Rewriting is a detailed and representative study of how feminist fiction uses rewriting to engage questions of cultural remembrance and forgetting in relation to gendered identity, generating incisive interpretations of works by such authors as Angela Carter, J.M. Coetzee, Maryse Condé, Ursula Le Guin, Sena Jeter Naslund, Pia Pera, Michèle Roberts, Jeanette Winterson and Christa Wolf.
Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women s Rewriting is worthy of reading lifelong, this is the right book. I also found it helpful.
Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women s Rewriting By Dr Liedeke Plate
one that I could not put down. I was late for a lot of appointments and stayed up late because I had to finish just one more chapter. I would highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read Mr. Quick’s next novel.