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The Resource Incriminations : guilty women/telling stories, Karen S. McPherson

Incriminations : guilty women/telling stories, Karen S. McPherson

Label
Incriminations : guilty women/telling stories
Title
Incriminations
Title remainder
guilty women/telling stories
Statement of responsibility
Karen S. McPherson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Maintaining that women's storytelling is a telling activity, Karen McPherson "reads for guilt" in novels by five twentieth-century writers - Simone de Beauvoir (L'Invitee), Marguerite Duras (Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein), Anne Hebert (Kamouraska), Virginia Woolf (Mrs. Dalloway), and Nicole Brossard (Le desert mauve). She finds in the vocabulary and atmosphere of these novels a linking of female protagonists to crime and culpability. The guilt, however, is not clearly imputed or assumed; it tends to trouble the conscience of the entire narrative. Through critical close readings and an inquiry into the interrelations among narration, transgression, and gender, McPherson explores how the women in the stories come under suspicion and how they attempt to reverse or rewrite the guilty sentence
  • The author examines the complex process and language of incrimination, reflecting on its literary, philosophical, social, and political manifestations in the texts and contexts of the five novels. She looks for signs of possible subversion of the incriminating process within the texts: Can female protagonists (and women writers) escape the vicious circling of the story that would incriminate them? In the course of this book, the stories are made to reveal their strikingly modern and postmodern preoccupations with survival
Cataloging source
DLC
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1950-
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McPherson, Karen S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Guilt in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women in literature
  • Feminism and literature
Label
Incriminations : guilty women/telling stories, Karen S. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The voice of reason : L'Invitée -- Cries and lies : Le ravissement de Lol. V. Stein -- Bearing witness : Kamouraska -- Speaking madness : Mrs. Dalloway -- D'une langue à l'autre or speaking in other tongues : Le désert mauve
Control code
29361350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780691032528
Isbn Type
(cl : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93039520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605154
Label
Incriminations : guilty women/telling stories, Karen S. McPherson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [181]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The voice of reason : L'Invitée -- Cries and lies : Le ravissement de Lol. V. Stein -- Bearing witness : Kamouraska -- Speaking madness : Mrs. Dalloway -- D'une langue à l'autre or speaking in other tongues : Le désert mauve
Control code
29361350
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9780691032528
Isbn Type
(cl : acid-free paper)
Lccn
93039520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1605154

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