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By Susan Knutson

What does it suggest to inform a narrative from a woman’s standpoint? How have Canadian anglophone and francophone writers translated feminist literary concept into practice?

Avant-garde writers Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard resolution those, and lots of extra questions, of their groundbreaking works, now made extra available in the course of the cautious, narratological readings and theoretical heritage in Narrative within the Feminine.

Susan Knutson starts off her learn with an research of the contributions made by means of Marlatt and Brossard to foreign feminist idea. half offers a narratological examining of How Hug a Stone, arguing that on the private point of narrative, Marlatt constructs a gender-inclusive human topic which defaults to not the commonly used masculine yet to the female. half 3 proposes a parallel analyzing of Picture Theory, Brossard’s playful novel that pulls us into (re-) readings of many different texts written through Brossard, Barnes, Wittig, Joyce, de Beauvoir, Homer...to identify a couple of. bankruptcy 12 closes with a mirrored image at the expression <’e>criture au f<’e>minin ― a Qu<’e>b<’e>cois contribution to a world theoretical debate.

Readers who care approximately feminist writing and language concept, and scholars and academics of Canadian literature and demanding and queer reports, will locate this e-book worthy for its cautious readings, its scholarly evaluate, and its extension of the feminist proposal of the well-known. no longer least, the examine is a advisor to 2 very important works of the major experimental writers of Canada and Quebec, Daphne Marlatt and Nicole Brossard.

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