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  • Author:
    Elaine Showalter
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    0691063184
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    Princeton University Press; First Edition edition (March 21, 1977)
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Download Citation On Dec 28, 2016, LI Rui and others published Rereading A Literature of Their Own: British Women . This book examines how reading is represented within the novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century

This book examines how reading is represented within the novels of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. This study shows that female characters are often active and critical readers, and develop a range of strategies for reading both texts and the world around them.

Elaine Showalter (born January 21, 1941) is an American literary critic, feminist, and writer on cultural and social issues. A literature of their own: British women novelists from Brontë to Lessing. Princeton University Press, 1977. She is one of the founders of feminist literary criticism in United States academia, developing the concept and practice of gynocritics, a term describing the study of "women as writers".

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hen published in W , A Literature of Their Own quickly set the stage for the creative burgeoning of feminist literary studies that trans- formed the field through- out the s and beyond. In A Literature of Their Own, Showalter showed how, by exam- ining the plethora of women writers beyond George Eliot and Jane Austen, readers and scholars could discover a lost female lit- erary tradition. This female tradition of literature, she argued, had been rendered invisible by patriarchal definitions of what was important.

When first published in 1982, A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary . Elaine Showalter, a professor emerita at Princeton, is the author of numerous books.

When first published in 1982, A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. Библиографические данные. Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing.

Author: Elaine Showalter ISBN 10: 0860680398. Books will be free of page markings. A study of British women novelists. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 6 pre-owned listings.

A Literature of Their Own places the women novelists everyone has . The addition of novelists of the modern day through Doris Lessing is a small part of the overall book.

A Literature of Their Own places the women novelists everyone has heard o. .in a new setting, considering them in relation to their relatively unknown female contemporaries. The resulting shift of perspective generates fresh social and literary understanding. Ought to be required reading for anyone who cares about women or the history of the novel. Showalter shows how women had to face great odds to have their works published due to the Victorian belief in the inferiority of the female brain.

When first published in 1977, A Literature of Their Own quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers in England. A classic of feminist criticism, its impact continues to be felt today.

This revised and expanded edition contains a new introductory chapter surveying the book's reception and a new postscript chapter celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.


Roru
Anyone familiar with literary criticism recognizes the name of Elaine Showalter Ph.D. Showalter is an emrita professor of Princeton University who is the most famous feminine literary critic. Her new book "A Jury of Her Peers" on female authors in the USA has been reviewed by me on Amazon.
Like that later work I find "A Literature of Their Own" to be outstanding. Showalter's title was influenced by Virginia Woolf's famous essay " A Room of Their Own" in which she argued that for women to be able to write fiction they needed their own income, a quiet room and a spirit of androgyny.
Showalter reports that in typical English Literature courses there are only a quartet of major female authors who are highlighted. These women are Jane Austen; the Brontes; George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Showalter in this 1977 book (which developed out of her doctoral dissertation) aims to introduce modern readers to many of th worthy women authors who lived in England from the 1840s to such modern female artists as Angela Carter, Doris Lessing and Margaret Drabble.
Showalter shows how women had to face great odds to have their works published due to the Victorian belief in the inferiority of the female brain. Women were also restricted in their use of explicit language and sexual matters being regarded as "The Angel of the Household.
Women did gain ground in the publishing industry in the 1880-90s producing sensational fiction by such authors as Mary Ellen Braddon and also suffragate novels and periodical journalism.
This book is not the easiest read for a layperson new to female literature in Great Britain. The most interesting parts of the book were her discussions of the lives and careers of George Eliot (pseudonymn for Mary Ann Evans), the Brontes and especially Virginia Woolf.
The book should be required reading in any English Literature collegiate level courses. Elaine Showalter has done pioneering research on
a rich field of literary gold that more scholars and readers should familiarize themelves with in an effort to be well informed. The English woman should be proud of the literary endeavors of her sisters who weathered great hardships and challenges to produce stellar literature!
Obong
During a heat wave you would think I'd be reading something light and "beachy" but no, I've been reading this serious critical look at British women novelists from Bronte to Lessing from a feminist point of view. This is a revised and expanded edition of her original book published in 1977 I believe.

Those early women novelists were admirable, strong women. With all the restrictions on their education and lifestyle, they still managed to write novels that are widely read even today. Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and all the other beloved novels they wrote have much of value to say to we modern women with all our freedoms. Just think, they had little or no education, were only trained to catch a man, hopefully a rich one, and had no knowledge of the life of anyone other than people just like themselves. Most of us would go stark raving mad with all their confining rules. Their fathers and then husbands had total control over them, even over what they were allowed to read.

We get a slight taste of this kind of life watching series on Masterpiece Theater, but the girls in those families are sly enough to find ways around the men in their lives. I doubt most women in 19th century English upper classes could get away with such things.

Showalter, a Princeton professor, wrote this book as a result of an academic study of all the women novelists in England and this is a book that could easily be used as a textbook. That is not to say that it is dry and boring, anything but. I found it very readable and fascinating, enough so to read it through a week of terrible heat and humidity. Now I'm going on to something very light, but this book told me not only about the writing these women did, but nearly every aspect of their lives. The addition of novelists of the modern day through Doris Lessing is a small part of the overall book.

The feminist aspects of the book are enlightening as well, and Showalter includes much about the suffragists' struggle for the vote and against war. I confess this was the least interesting part to me, but I must admit that it would be impossible to separate the feminist movement from English women's literature since each was influenced greatly by the other.

I recommend this book but not to everyone. If you are interested in women's history or the early English women novelists, you will enjoy this study. Otherwise, you'll do better to stick with the actual novels, but don't let yourself be misguided in the thought that 19th century novels will be boring. You'll miss some excellent reads.
Kagda
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