The Mother Daughter Plot

Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book.

The Mother   Daughter Plot

Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book. The novels of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers from the Western European and North American traditions reveal that the story of motherhood remains the unspeakable plot of Western culture. Focusing on the feminine and, more controversially, on the maternal, this book alters our perception of both the familial structures basic to traditional narrative -- the Oedipus story -- and the narrative structures basic to traditional representations of the family -- Freud's family romance. Confronting psychoanalytic theories of subject-formation with narrative theories, Marianne Hirsch traces the emergence and transformation of female family romance patterns from Jane Austen to Marguerite Duras.

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The Mother / Daughter Plot
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Marianne Hirsch
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-10-22 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book. The novels of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers from the Western European and North American traditions reveal that the story of motherhood remains the unspeakable plot
Alien Plots
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Inez van der Spek
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

Taking the science fiction story about an encounter with an alien as a pivot, Spek (religion and literature, U. of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) explores the remarkable life of Alice Sheldon-Bradley (1916-87), who wrote science fiction under the name of Tiptree. She also was the only child of jungle explorers, a
The Father-Daughter Plot
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Rebecca L. Copeland, Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-07-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

This provocative collection of essays is a comprehensive study of the "father-daughter dynamic" in Japanese female literary experience. Its contributors examine the ways in which women have been placed politically, ideologically, and symbolically as "daughters" in a culture that venerates "the father." They weigh the impact that this daughterly position
Revising Life
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Susan R. Van Dyne
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-09 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

'Provides a compelling argument for Plath's revision of the painful parts of her life--the failed marriage, her anxiety for success, and her ambivalence towards her mother. . . . The reader will feel the tension in the poetry and the life.'Choice '[Examines] Plath's twin goals of becoming a famous poet
Mothering Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Marylu Hill
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.